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Peaseware Paint Decorated Covered Sugar

Presented here, a classic Peaseware Sugar with Cover. It retains a wonderful painted surface . . . the Red has mellowed to a wonderful cranberry color with greenish/gold accents. (Oxidation) It is in excellent condition with a wonderful patina.  The refined finial would indicate its date of manufacture as between 1860-80.

David Mills Pease was born in Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1815, moving to Ohio prior to 1838.  Records show him in Cascade Valley, Ohio in 1850.  He began wood turning about that time and was followed in this activity by three sons.  He introduced a new style of spindle-turned woodenware that surpassed other regional designs.  He possessed an inherent aesthetic sensibility nurtured by exposure to historic Connecticut River Valley refinements. The impact of visual resources of 18th and 19th century high-style furniture is reflected in Pease forms. Those items made by him and his family are very distinctive and rank among the best of the best in design, form and aesthetic beauty.

Peaseware is widely noted for its artistry and exceptional quality.  Though many turned pieces are hopefully identified as Pease, actual pieces are quite distinctive in many details and thus readily identifiable . . . even to the point of determining whether done by David or one of his three sons.  Peaseware is Treen at its very finest and widely sought after by collectors as well as museums.  Standing 5" high, it is 4" in diameter.  It's graceful lines and the presence of a great painted surface not commonly found in Peaseware make this an exceptional example of the "Best of the Best"!

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