Very Fine Moravian Redware Fish Bottle, Salem, NC, early 19th century

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 124

Price Realized: $17,700.00
($15,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium).

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Rare and Fine Moravian Copper-Glazed Redware Fish Bottle, Salem, NC origin, circa 1801-1829, molded in the form of a fish with elaborate scale and fin detail, the surface covered in a bright-green, lead-and-copper glaze. An iconic Southern folk art form. Very nice condition. Three small in-the-firing contact marks to one side. A 3/8" glaze flake to tip of tail. Other minor spots of wear to edges. L 6 1/8".


Very Fine Moravian Redware Fish Bottle, Salem, NC, early 19th centuryVery Fine Moravian Redware Fish Bottle, Salem, NC, early 19th century

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