I've been wanting to find a staple repaired piece of pottery that wears its staples prominently on the exterior rather than the underside, so, happily, here is this antique stoneware pitcher with staples about as pronounced as they could be. I love how Frankenstein-ian they appear, running in different directions right up to the lip of the pitcher, and also how graphic against the plain white body of the pitcher, with just minimal blue stripes for decoration. The very wide applied handle really does it for me too! The pitcher/jug itself was hand-thrown, and clearly much valued to warrant the reparation. A really wonderful example I think, with the staples really having done their job!
8 1/2" t x 7 3/8" d at handle/spout x 5 3/8" d the opposite direction. General wear and one chip around the base in addition to the repairs.