STONEWARE POTTERY JUG with Tobacco Spit Glaze Spot
A wonderful early American STONEWARE POTTERY JUG with a tobacco spit glaze spot down one side. Produced during the glazing process, tobacco spit marks or glazes were caused from a reaction of combining the wood ash, slip, salt, lime, sand and/or type of clay. The dripped glazed looked like someone spit chewing tobacco on the piece, hence the name, tobacco spit.
The one-handle stoneware jug stands about 8" tall and is just under 6” wide at the base. The mouth opening is 1 ¼” wide. The exterior color ranges from taupe browns to tans.
Unlike many vintage and antique jugs, there are no chips. There is a very small hairline crack near the base. Additionally, there is a rough spot that has been glazed over so it has been part of the piece since it was first made. See image for close-up.
Great piece of folk art and would make a great addition to someone's country French or farmhouse decorating.
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