Moravian, NC, Mold for Redware Pipe Bowls

April 10, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 50

Price Realized: $747.50

($650 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Important Moravian Brass Pipe Mold, probably Gottfried Aust, Bethabara, NC, circa 1756-1770, two-piece brass mold in the form of a human face with tall head covering. Includes wooden brace for holding the mold inside a pressing machine, as well as two tools designed to form the hollowed interior of the clay pipe head. A pipe made from a very similar, if not identical, mold was documented in 1967 by archaeologist, Stanley South, as a product of Bethabara master potter, Gottfried Aust, during the third quarter of the 19th century. Excellent condition. H (of mold itself) 2 1/4" ; Diam. 2 1/8".


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