Very Rare Diminutive Redware Bowl attrib. Solomon Loy, Alamance County, NC, c1825-40

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 20

Price Realized: $5,900.00

($5,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Fine and Very Rare Diminutive Redware Bowl with Two-Color-Slip Spot Decoration, attributed to Solomon Loy, Alamance County, NC, circa 1825-1840, tapered bowl with thin rounded rim, the surface decorated with haphazard spots of cream and brown slip under a clear lead glaze. An exceptionally small-sized bowl with a highly-expressive, spontaneity to the design, featuring distinctive spotting in the classic Loy style. Literature: For a closely-related, fragmented bowl recovered at the Loy site, see Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton, Ceramics in America 2010, "Solomon Loy: Master Potter of the Carolina Piedmont", fig. 14. Provenance: Dr. Raymond L. Owen Collection. Wear to interior, particularly on interior base. H 1 1/2" ; Diameter 5 1/2".

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