A. Bixler (Absalom Bixler, Lancaster County, PA) Redware Miniature Jar

January 30, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 110

Price Realized: $1,265.00

($1,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare and Important Miniature Redware Jar, Stamped "A. Bixler," Absalom Bixler, Lancaster County, PA, circa 1825, ovoid jar with rounded foot and flared rim, covered in a lead and manganese glaze. Underside impressed with the maker's mark of master potter, Absalom Bixler. Bixler, a farmer-potter who produced some of the most highly-regarded Pennsylvania redware in existence, also apparently ran a printing press out of his farm in Lancaster County. He clearly incorporated his typefaces into his pottery, as is seen in the large, block type found on most of his known work, as well as the blackletter script found on the bottom of this pot. Until the recent evaluation of this important pot, presentation pieces bearing the name "Absalom Bixler" were only doubtfully attributable to him, amongst other theories as to their true origin. The existence of this--the only piece we are aware of bearing Bixler's mark--establishes once and for all his career as a potter. Light wear to rim. 1/2" line on interior of rim, which is not visible on the exterior. H 1 3/4".


A. Bixler (Absalom Bixler, Lancaster County, PA) Redware Miniature JarA. Bixler (Absalom Bixler, Lancaster County, PA) Redware Miniature Jar

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