Important 1810 Bucks County, PA Redware Jar w/ Profuse Slip Floral Decoration

July 16, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 196

Price Realized: $57,500.00

($50,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional and Important Open-Handled Redware Jar with Profuse Three-Color Slip Floral Decoration, Dated Twice 1810, Bucks County, PA origin, 1810, ovoid jar with footed base, squared rim, and ribbed strap handles, lavishly-decorated in yellow, green, and brown slip on the front and reverse with two flowering plants bearing three differently-styled blossoms. Handles decorated with brown-slip foliate designs. Inscribed with the early slip-trailed date "1810" in green slip under one handle, and the date "1810" in yellow slip under opposite handle. An elegantly-potted example brimming with Pennsylvania-German tulips and daisies, this consignment is arguably one of the most extravagant American slip-decorated redware jars known. A study of the extensive Pennsylvania redware collections at Winterthur and the Philadelphia Museum of Art can find few jars with slipwork comparable in abundance and artistry. One of the most important examples of Pennsylvania redware to come to auction in recent years. Glazed body of jar survives in remarkable, essentially as-made condition with minimal wear. Shallow chipping along one edge of each handle. An additional handle chip and other very minor wear to handles. Wear to rim. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor in the early 1990s. H 5 7/8".

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