Rare and very beautiful ovoid form 2 gallon salt glazed jug with a stunning floral slip decoration that was hand-painted. In near perfect condition, with no cracks, hairlines, and only one very tiny thin chip on the rim and another on the underside edge (see pics).Stunning and very hard to find; the floral slip in blue is beautiful. The hand-painted method of slip application and the ovoid form, with no signature, and the wonderful early deep and dark patina all add up to this being made around and in the 1820s. Please also note what are brown spots under the glaze are just that, and are known as flashings, and came from other pots stacked in the kiln above it because of flashing during the firing process, either from pots stacked above this one or from the top of the kiln itself.
These are amazing and add to the charm and character of the jug. Could this be a Southern piece? Hard to tell definitively, but a wonderful jug. About 10.5 inches in diameter.Opening on top is about 1 1/8 inches diameter. Weight is about 8 pounds not counting packing materials. It's heavy and large so I won't be too far off. The item "Antique Rare Early 19th C.
2 Gal Stoneware Jug Stunning Blue Floral Slip C 1820s" is in sale since Sunday, August 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Crocks". The seller is "lillieprice" and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.