Decorated on the body with a primitive Brushed Cobalt Floral. In addition, each handle terminal is highlighted with cobalt. Gray Slip & Salt-Glazed exterior; Albany or Mineral Slip interior. Interesting Note : Prior to the decoration, this jug was dipped in medium gray-colored slip. This method was used by a few potteries in Western PA (Beaver County in particular), to coverup the somewhat earthy, reddish-colored local clay.
Not only did it provide a smoother, salt-glazed finish, it also made for a more traditional (gray) contrast against the bold blue cobalt decoration(s). See photo #11 for a look at the drippy gray slip near the base. Condition : Very Good+ overall with attractive form and decoration. A relatively uncommon Western PA makers mark. Minor imperfections are noted below.Rim with expected wear from use including rubs and flakes on the interior and a shallow chip on exterior left side, above handle. Handles with wear and small flakes on the underside. Body with some surface wear and in-the-making slip/glaze discoloration.
Base with two shallow chips, as shown. Inherent glaze, surface and firing imperfections noted for descriptive accuracy. Displays brilliantly with tremendous Folk Art appeal! See photos for complete details and close-ups.Please consider them as part of the description. Measures 11H x 7-3/4W overall with a base diameter of 7-1/4. The inner and outer rim diameters are 6 and 7, respectively. A very sturdy, well-crafted and surprisingly heavy vessel for your Western PA collection weighing in at 8.6 lbs! Good Luck, thanks for watching, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware Western PA Jar with Cobalt, McKenzie & Jackson, Beaver, c.
1860s" is in sale since Thursday, March 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Stoneware". The seller is "mgs1971" and is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.