Doug MacGillvary ~ Porcelain Threadless Insulators

U-970    The porcelain "Egg" was used extensively by the Confederate Army during the Civil War. This is not to say that it was not manufactured many years prior to the war. The "eggs" could have been made by a number of small pottery works, such as Parr's Pottery Works in Richmond, Virginia. No doubt, this style was made through the 1850's and 1860's.

dark brown U-970 medium brown U-970 gray U-970

Three different glazes on U-970 "eggs" --
dark brown almost black, medium brown and gray.


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