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Vintage Fiesta Carafe in Original Red Glaze - $295 (Nyack)

condition: excellent
Circa 1936-1942.

There is no other Vintage Fiesta shape quite like the carafe. This 3-pint water jug is unique like no other shape produced at Homer Laughlin, or even other pottery companies. Designer Frederick Rhead was known for occasionally borrowing and modifiying shapes, but his water jug is distinctly his own. Hand work would have included smoothing the edges of the mold seams, attaching the handle to the body, shaping of the foot on the jiggering machine, and attaching a 1 1/2" cork to the underside of the lid. Early variations of the Vintage Fiesta carafe will have larger in the mold marks, which will be delightfully surrounded by a circle of concentric rings. Produced for one short decade and available in just the first original six Vintage Fiesta colors, Frederick Rhead's water jug remains a classic icon embodying the art-deco influenced design of the era.

A cornerstone glaze for the original Fiesta pottery line, the popular red glaze was produced for just over six years before the uranium in its formula became restricted to governmental use during World War II. While Fiesta pottery continued to soar in popularity, the red remained retired for sixteen years, until 1959 when it was reintroduced with depleted uranium and used until the end of the Fiesta pottery line's first run in 1969.

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