Copper-Glazed Redware Ram Figure, Unknown Origin, possibly Moravian, North Carolina

March 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 367

Price Realized: $575.00

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

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Copper-Glazed Redware Figure of a Ram, Unknown Origin, possibly Moravian, NC origin, 19th century, molded figure of a reclining ram composed of whitish earthenware clay, featuring incised details to face and body, the surface covered in a vibrant green copper glaze. This figure shares notable characteristics with Moravian examples. Amongst other press-molded earthenware figural bottles and toys with similar glazes, sheep figures were produced by the Moravians, as evidenced by a fragmented sheep head recovered from the pottery site of Heinrich Schaffner; a sheep mold (somewhat similar to this example) pictured in John Bivens' The Moravian Potters in North Carolina; three sheep molds known to have been given by Rudolph Christ to fellow potter John Holland; and sheep toys listed in an 1824 Salem pottery inventory. (See Ceramics in America 2009.) Light wear to chin. L 3 1/2.


Copper-Glazed Redware Ram Figure, Unknown Origin, possibly Moravian, North CarolinaCopper-Glazed Redware Ram Figure, Unknown Origin, possibly Moravian, North CarolinaCopper-Glazed Redware Ram Figure, Unknown Origin, possibly Moravian, North CarolinaCopper-Glazed Redware Ram Figure, Unknown Origin, possibly Moravian, North Carolina

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