Unusual Cold-Painted Redware Plaque with Relief Waterlily Design, att. Speese & Son, Gettysburg, PA

July 18, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 350

Price Realized: $431.25

($375 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Cold-Painted Redware Plaque with Applied Water Lily Decoration, attributed to Speese & Son, Gettysburg, PA, circa 1875, wheel-thrown, circular plaque with elaborate applied decoration of a water lily plant with numerous blossoms in various stages of bloom. Surface covered in original gold paint with green paint to leaves. A highly artistic example of Adams County, PA redware. Provenance: Purchased in the 1970s from a descendant in the Speese family by the consignor's mother. Excellent condition with a minor rim chip. Painted surface survives in remarkable, excellent condition. Diameter 10 1/2".

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