Very Rare Redware Sugar Bowl Inscribed "Bacher," Anthony Baecher, Winchester, VA, circa 1880

July 16, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 56

Price Realized: $1,495.00

($1,300 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Shenandoah Valley Redware Sugar Bowl with Two-Color Glaze, Incised "Bacher", Anthony Weis Bacher, Winchester, VA, circa 1885, ovoid sugar bowl with footed base, semi-squared rim, and rounded handles, the surface covered in an iron-flecked, cream-colored slip with overlying splashes of manganese covered in a clear lead glaze. Underside features the signature of Shenandoah Valley master potter, Anthony Weis Bacher, which reads simply "Bacher", incised by the potter himself into the clay prior to firing. (Comparison of this signature with other Bacher signatures indicates it is executed in the potter's hand.) One of only two signed Bacher sugar bowls we have ever offered. Provenance: Purchased in the 1970s at a Shenandoah Valley estate auction. Wear to rim. Some glaze loss to handles. A few spots of glaze loss to body. A 3/4" base chip and other lesser base wear. H 4".

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