Rare Lead, Copper and Manganese-Glazed Redware Bowl Signed BAECHER / WINCHESTER

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 225

Price Realized: $1,955.00

($1,700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Glazed Shenandoah Valley Redware Bowl with Copper and Manganese Decoration over Slip Wash, Stamped "BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA," circa 1885, footed bowl with flared sides and two incised bands around midsection, the surface decorated with spots of manganese and haphazard daubs of copper over a yellowish slip-coated surface. Interior and exterior covered in a clear lead glaze. Underside impressed with Anthony Bacher maker's mark. The spotted application of the manganese on this example is an unusual treatment for this maker. Excellent, scarce form and good color. Very large area of glaze loss to interior of bowl's rim and shoulder, and a few other spots of glaze loss to interior. Additional, less significant glaze loss to rim and shoulder area on exterior. Some additional minor spots of glaze loss to body. A 5/8" in-the-firing contact mark to body. H 4" ; Diameter 7 1/4".

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