Antique Glass Pitcher, Colored Baptist Church Macon, GA. Founded by Slaves, 1845
A rare glass survivor: An undamaged glass pitcher, approximately 118 years old, commemorating and depicting the First Colored Baptist Church of Macon, GA., constructed in 1897, and a portrait of the founding pastor, W. G. Johnson DD, minister from 1896 till his death in 1914. Hand blown with a polished pontil and applied bold handle. Flowers in enameled colors of red, pink, blue, green and peach are hand painted on the body of the pitcher and also on the applied printed image of the church building and the portrait of Minister Johnson. Gold highlights have faded or washed away from use. The enamel paints and gold highlights are easily and inexpensively restorable.
Antebellum slaves, the enslaved people on two plantations, founded the church in 1845 and were prominent members of the congregation. The church has had enslaved men as ministers and deacons from its 1st day.
Dimensions: (not including the handle) 9” tall and 5” wide base and 3.75” at the top.
Date: 20th Century
Origin: We’ve had it so long we don’t remember it’s the origin.
Condition: The glass pitcher itself is in excellent condition – no chips or cracks. The image itself has spotting, and a bit of a loss. Most gold highlights are faded or missing. There is a small divot (the size of pencil lead) which is original to piece is most visible from underneath. It shows up as a dark spot in the photos.
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