11-03-2007 11-04-2007
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2384 Boston
November 3, 2007 03:00 PMCalender

Green-glazed Covered Redware Jar

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2384 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 03, 2007 3:00PM


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..."
Estimate $4,000-6,000


Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Bristol Co., Greenville, Norton, The Bennington Museum, Bristol County, Taunton River valley