Rare and Important Bristol County, Massachusetts Redware Inkwell w/ Vibrant Glaze

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 240

Price Realized: $2,242.00

($1,900 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Important New England Glazed Redware Inkwell, Bristol County, MA origin, late 18th or early 19th century, cylindrical form with slightly-domed top and central opening with semi-squared spout. Surface covered in a beautiful lead-and-manganese glaze with bold manganese streaks and flecking over a yellowish-orange ground. An exceptionally rare form from this highly collected and regarded potting school. Literature: Illustrated in Slipped & Glazed: Regional American Redware (A Loan Exhibition), Brian Cullity, Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, 1991. Provenance: Dr. Raymond L. Owen Collection. Shallow chips to base. Wear to spout. Some other small spots of wear to glaze. Diameter 3 1/2" ; H 3".

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