TWO GALLON STONEWEAR JAR
AMERICAN - 19th CENTURY
American Stoneware is the predominant house ware of the era. Crocks,jugs and preserve jars were kitchen essentials throughout the 18th - 20th Centuries. By 1820,stoneware was being produced in every American center. Today these pieces are prized for their simple beauty.
Offering a one gallon, salt glaze preserve jar. It is 12" tall and circa 1855. Potter is unknown. This jar was decorated using cobalt oxide to produce the bright blue, stylized floral decoration on the front of the jar and a bee sting on the other. The jar is balanced by two open loop handles on either side with brushed Cobalt highlights at the terminals. The top rim leans down ward and has some chips. The bottom rim is strong without chips or cracks. It has minor staining and kiln marks. The colors are crisp and clean. It is in excellent condition.
# MCB 19194