BAECHER / WINCHESTER VA Antique Redware Bird

October 30, 2004 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 1

Price Realized: $19,800.00

($18,000 hammer, plus 10% buyer's premium)

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Exceedingly Rare and Important, Glazed Redware Bird on Plinth, Stamped Twice "BAECHER / WINCHESTER VA," circa 1880, dove-like bird with applied and detailed wings, applied eyes, and carved tail. Seated atop an oval clay plinth with scored edge. Bird and base covered in a colorful cream and mottled brown glaze. Impressed twice on top surface of plinth "BAECHER / WINCHESTER VA." An exceptional example of Shenandoah Valley figural redware, with desirable size, color, and condition, and including the maker"s signature. Perhaps one of the finest examples of hand-modeled Baecher pottery known. Remarkable condition, with repair to tip of bill and minor glaze loss. Length from tip of bill to tail 6 1/4".

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