Large-Sized Redware Deer Figure

January 30, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 52

Price Realized: $6,325.00

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

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Outstanding and Extremely Rare Large-Sized Redware Figure of a Deer, Pennsylvania origin, third quarter 19th century, hand-modeled figure of a standing deer with incised face, hooves, and tail. Eyes composed of impressed ovals within ovals. Figure stands atop an oval base lavishly-decorated with impressed circles, ovals, X's, and leaves. Surface covered in a striking gunmetal glaze made of lead and manganese. Impressive size and bold glaze. Very rare form in American redware. An exceptional example of ceramic folk art. Provenance: Ex-collection Pauline Heilman. Restoration to antlers. Restoration to section of one ear. In-the-firing separation line extending from neck to body on one side. Additional in-the-firing separation line on underside. Some minor, very faint lines in surface. H 8" ; Length 6 1/2".

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