Redware Possum Bank

January 30, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 221

Price Realized: $115.00

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

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Glazed Earthenware Possum Bank, origin unknown, possibly American, 19th or 20th centuries, molded figure of a possum with crossed arms and tail curled around body. Surface covered in a dark green copper glaze. Slot in back of head. Sold as an example of Moravian pottery from North Carolina in Christie's Oct. 23, 1993 auction. However, no examples of this form are mentioned in John Bivins, Jr.'s book, The Moravian Potters. Near mint condition with a small glaze flake to back of head and small nick to slot. H 5 5/8".

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