Exceptional North Carolina Moravian Redware Dish, 1780-1810

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 123

Price Realized: $12,980.00

($11,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Important Moravian Redware Bowl with Copper-and-Manganese-Slip Flower and Swag Motif, Bethabara or Salem, NC origin, late 18th or early 19th century, with flared sides and semi-squared rim molding, the interior decorated in copper and manganese slip with a flower blossom or pinwheel motif, essentially two fylfots of alternating color. Shoulder of bowl additionally decorated in alternating manganese and copper slip with swag and dash motifs. This bowl is regarded as one of the finest examples of North Carolina slipware to come to auction in recent years. Relatively few examples of this quality can be found outside of museum collections. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor in 1974 from NC dealer, collector, and compatriot of Frank Horton, Nancy Conover. Underside includes Conover's pencil inscription "Found in Salem, NC / N. Conover / Greensboro, N.C.". Knife marks and wear to interior surface and slip. Slip decoration survives with only extremely minor losses. Wear to molding at edge of shoulder. Some wear to rim. H 2 1/2" ; Diameter 11 3/4".

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