Beautiful shades of olive green, pale blue, dark brown and tan cascade down this cruet from the top of the stopper to the edge of the unglazed, rough tan clay bottom. A high gloss clear glaze tops the dripping colors and gives them depth. The potter left off the glaze on the bottom of the stopper, making it appear very cleverly like a cork. His or her initials, NB, are each impressed on the bottom edge along with an impressed 80 (photograph #3).
The cruet stands 4 1/4 inches tall, measures 5 inches across the belly and weighs 1 1/2 pounds. There is a tiny "dent' in the upper rim, which was made by the potter and glazed over. Also, the glaze is flaked off in a tiny spot under the flared rim of the stopper. The interior is fully glazed, which makes it useful for liquids. The ridges of the potter's fingers can be felt all around the sides. The cruet's in lovely condition and looks great in any setting from primitive to modern.