Redware Ant Trap

October 29, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 93

Price Realized: $143.75

($125 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Redware Ant Trap, Mid-Atlantic origin, possibly Baltimore, 19th century, with tapered walls, original hole at base, and recessed opening at top. Tooled lines around body allow ants to climb to the opening. A smooth clear lead glaze applied to the interior shoulder causes the ants to slide into the vessel, trapped. Base and rim chips. H 4" ; D 6".




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