Large Redware Standing Ram Figure with Coleslaw Fur

March 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 226

Price Realized: $1,092.50

($950 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Large-Sized Redware Figure of a Ram, Origin Unknown, 19th century, hand-modeled ram with hollow body, heavy applied coleslaw wool, applied tail and curled horns, and incised face and hooves. Figure stands on an oblong base, the surface covered in a clear lead glaze. Eyes decorated with brown slip. Green-glazed drip on side. Exceptional size and form. Found in Pennsylvania, this figure does resemble in some aspects the work of Pennsylvania redware potter Ernestus Bacher, who used similar glazes and “cole-slaw” fur. Losses to ears. Figure broken off from base at bottom of front legs and reglued. This damage includes a break along middle of base. L 12" ; H 8 3/4".

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