FOR SALE: Erwin Pottery Crab Apple Cruet Jug Pitcher
Erwin Pottery Crab Apple Cruet Jug Pitcher – #1084 – We purchased this lovely child’s Crab Apple cruet, jug or pitcher directly from Negatha Peterson in the mid-1990’s at her Erwin Pottery studio in Erwin, TN. The painting is excellent. Please ignore the bright white glare found only in our images. Standing about 4.5 inches from tabletop to top rim of pitcher lip, it is free of chips, cracks and crazing. In addition, the pitcher displays the Erwin Pottery mark along with Mrs. Peterson’s initials, NP. We believe that Mrs. Peterson used a Cash Family mold to create this item. Today, the condition is such that it looks like it recently came from the kiln! (NW-1)
ABOUT: Erwin Pottery Crab Apple Cruet Jug Pitcher
A long-time employee of Southern Potteries, Inc., Mrs. Peterson was one of the outstanding artists from that company. After SPI closed its doors in the mid-1950’s, she purchased some original SPI molds and opened Erwin Pottery. Later, Mrs. Peterson obtained and used some Cash Family Pottery molds also. The apple pattern seen here is Mrs. Peterson’s version of the Blue Ridge Crab Apple design. It mixes extremely well with the original SPI Crab Apple and Cherry Bounce patterns. The initials NP under glaze is a guarantee that this demi creamer is from before Mrs. Peterson retired and sold Erwin Pottery to new owners. We believe that this Erwin Pottery Crab Apple Cruet Jug Pitcher as hand-crafted by Negatha Peterson is EXTREMELY difficult to find. Crab Apple items made by Erwin Pottery are very popular today since many Blue Ridge Crab Apple collectors are adding Erwin Pottery to their collections!