Large Polychrome Redware Parrot Bank

January 30, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 31

Price Realized: $6,325.00

($5,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Large-Sized Redware Parrot Bank, Pennsylvania origin, 19th century, molded bank in the form of a large crested parrot with highly-detailed feathers, perched on a tree stump accented with leaves. Parrot and areas of stump decorated with colorful yellow and green slip, the bank's entire surface covered in a clear lead glaze. Coin slot in parrot's back. An outstanding example of American redware. Banks of this size, form, and color, are considered highly unusual. Provenance: Christie's Sale of the Seamen's Bank Collection, March 13, 1991. Excellent condition with minor glaze wear, a few minor lines in base, and an in-the-firing vertical separation line on right side of parrot's body. H 10".

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