This early alkaline-glazed stoneware bottle is incised on the side with a script maker's monogram in Old-English style. The form is rotund--the body ovoid shaped--with a flared and pronounced lip that is also off-kilter, possibly contoured for spitting or pouring. Perhaps due to its utilitarian nature, the jug's colors evoke food terms when I try to describe the glaze: a dark coffee bean base over which drips tahini butter and German mustard. The color of olives is mixed in there. This is a lovely example of Southern folk art pottery, possibly from North or South Carolina. This type of pottery saw a wave of production in the 1800s, and its roots go back to the English who brought the craft to the colonies.
Measures about 9" tall by about 5" in diameter at the most bulbous point. The mouth opening is about 2-1/2" in diameter. Weighs just over three pounds. Some bumpiness and unevenness in spots. No major cracks or chips, although a couple of scuff marks as it must have had something white rub against it.
Uncommon piece for your collection.
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