Extremely Rare Double-Crimped Redware Flowerpot with Profuse Cobalt and Manganese Decoration

November 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 166

Price Realized: $3,795.00

($3,300 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Lead-Glazed Redware Flowerpot and Saucer with Profuse Cobalt and Manganese Decoration, possibly Chester County, PA, second or third quarter 19th century, ovoid pot with crimped shoulder molding and flared base, heavily-decorated with a circumferential wavy stripe of cobalt slip featuring manganese flowers or leaves. Crimped shoulder decorated with a cobalt stripe. Area below rim with alternating daubs of cobalt and manganese slip. Includes original separate saucer with crimped molding and cobalt decoration. The use of cobalt decoration on American redware is highly unusual. The cobalt on this example assumes a beautiful greenish hue in places when blending with yellow-tinted lead overglaze. 2 1/2" hairline from rim. Minor rim chip and two base nicks. Minor wear to crimping. Saucer with a hairline and a few shallow chips. H (including saucer) 6" ; Diameter (of pot at opening) 6 1/2".

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