The simple straight-sided redware mug is handmade in Ohio. The simple elegance transcends time periods and the dipped lead-free glaze gives each an individuality.
Beautiful redware pieces like these are commonly found in artwork from the 18th century and earlier.
Length is 5" includes the handle. The height is 4 and a half inches. It holds 13 ounces.
The gift was for my wife who works as an historical interpreter at Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC. And she absolutely loves this historical stuff, so she was more than overjoyed at receiving this cup for Yule as one of her gifts.
This mug helps set me apart from the rest of the crew I work with who tend to rely on cheaper tin cups. I looks and feels great while also being a perfect fit for the period I portray. One word of advice though: if you use it in FL like I do the extreme heat and humidity leads to lots of droplets around the unglazed base.
Love this cup. Hand made and looks period correct. We shoot a lot of vintage photos and video in our work so I needed a cup for one of my shoots. Actually, I use it everyday for coffee.