Green-glazed Covered Redware Jar, attributed to Bristol Co., Massachusetts, late 18th/early 19th century, ovoid form with streaked and mottled green glaze, the interior with mustard glaze, (imperfections), ht. 10 1/2 in.
Provenance: Oral history relates this jar was one of five apothecary jars from a Rhode Island home. They were bought from a Doctor's office in Greenville, Rhode Island c. 1950.
Literature: See Norton Stoneware and American Redware: The Bennington Museum Collection, by Catherine Zusy, The Bennington Museum, publisher, 1991. On p. 63 Zusy discusses similar green-glazed redware items. "...much of this green-glazed pottery was made ... along the Taunton River valley in Bristol County, Mass. where twelve redware potteries operated before 1800. Redware shards decorated with copper oxide, manganese and slip decoration have been found in Berkley (Bristol County), Mass. Account books reveal that pottery produced in this region was traded to merchants in R. I..."