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Profusely Decorated 9" Tanware Pitcher

Circa 1880-1900: The tanware manufactured in New Geneva during the final two decades off the 19th century represents some of the most interesting and most beautiful stoneware produced in southwestern Pennsylvania, a region known for its highly decorated stoneware. Instead of the usual cobalt slip Pennsylvania potters used to decorate their wares, tanware was painted with Albany slip, which was normally used to coat the inside of their vessels. When tanware was fired in the kiln, no salt was added during the firing process, thus leaving the stoneware its natural tan color. This flashy 9" tall half gallon pitcher features exuberant decoration, including two large fuschia with leaves and vines, three stripes, a decorated collar, and even a fully decorated handle. Condition is excellent with only a few minor glaze nicks on the top rim and no cracks or repairs.

highly decorated pennsylvania tanware pitcher for sale

highly decorated pennsylvania tanware pitcher for sale

highly decorated pennsylvania tanware pitcher for sale

highly decorated pennsylvania tanware pitcher for sale

highly decorated pennsylvania tanware pitcher for sale

highly decorated pennsylvania tanware pitcher for sale

highly decorated pennsylvania tanware pitcher for sale

Profusely Decorated 9" New Geneva PA Tanware Pitcher

For Sale: $950

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