Savannah Picker finds Antique Southern Pottery Jar

By John | Buying Pottery

Sep 20

We bought this North Carolina stoneware jar from a Savannah picker. Here are some tips for evaluating southern pottery.

Based on the color and glaze this most likely came from North Carolina or Georgia. It has some stylistic features of Isaac Lefever (1831-1864) who was a Lincoln County North Carolina potter but there is no identification. The maker of this storage jar may have studied under Lefever. Here’s an example of a signed Lefever piece on the Mesda.org website.

We’re avid buyers of southern pottery. Contact us if you have old southern pottery you want to sell.

Antique Southern Jar with Lug Handles from North Carolina or Georgia

Antique Southern Jar with Lug Handles from North Carolina or Georgia

The bottom is the best place to look for clues about the age of southern pottery.

The bottom is the best place to look for clues about the age of southern pottery.

  • High-Fired Glassy Ash Glaze
  • Look at the bottom for signs of age
  • Look for signatures or marks which are typically on the handle or shoulder. Also, check the bottom.

 

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