Important Cold-Painted Redware Sculpture of Independence Hall, probably Philadelphia, PA

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 13

Price Realized: $3,186.00

($2,700 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Important and Possibly Unique Cold-Painted Sculpture of Independence Hall, probably Philadelphia, PA origin, 19th century, slab-constructed sculpture of Philadelphia's Independence Hall and openwork windows and doorway, the clock tower with three incised clock faces and cupola above. Surface dipped in white slip and covered in a whitish cold paint. Soot on the interior indicates this work was used as, and possibly even made as, a candle house, whose windows and doorway would be illuminated when a candle was set inside. This object is the first example of American redware that we have seen depicting a building of historical significance. Provenance: Purchased at a Berks County, PA auction several years ago. Chimney reglued on one end. Otherwise excellent condition. H 10 3/4" ; L 7 1/8".

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