Exceptional Sgraffito Redware Dish w/ PA German Inscription, probably Bucks County, early 19th century

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 116

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Rare Sgraffito Redware Dish with Triple Tulip in Urn Motif and Inscribed Border, probably Bucks County, PA, early 19th century, with rounded rim molding, the interior coated in yellow slip and decorated with straight and wavy stripes of copper slip. Center of dish with fine sgraffito decoration of a tulip plant emanating from an open-handled urn, with excellent cross-hatched detail to blossoms and urn. Border features a whimsical Pennsylvania-German sgraffito inscription, which translates to "No greater grief in all the land / As when the wife gets upper hand / Experience proves it." A finely decorated and inscribed example with excellent provenance. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased from Joe Kindig, Jr., during the second quarter of the 20th century. Two rim chips, a minor rim nick, and a shallow, possibly in-the-firing area of wear to edge of plate. Flaking to interior. Diameter 12 7/8".


Exceptional Sgraffito Redware Dish w/ PA German Inscription, probably Bucks County, early 19th centuryExceptional Sgraffito Redware Dish w/ PA German Inscription, probably Bucks County, early 19th century

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