Very Rare North Carolina Redware Jar Incised "Henry Watkins / 1852"

March 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 353

Price Realized: $15,525.00
($13,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).

March 3, 2012 Auction Catalog

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Extremely Rare Lead and Manganese Glazed Redware Jar, Incised on Underside "Henry Watkins / 1852," Guilford or Randolph County, North Carolina origin, squat-shaped, ovoid jar with incised wavy lines at shoulder, thin flaring rim, and wide strap handles with depressed terminals. Surface covered in a streaky, colorful lead-and-manganese glaze. Underside incised in very large script "Henry Watkins / 1852". Excellent form and rare signature. A fine example of Southern redware. Provenance: Surfaced in North Carolina. Overall excellent condition for a redware example of this age and origin. A few rim chips, a base chip, and some scratches to surface of glaze. H 11 1/4".


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