Extremely Rare Stoneware Sundial, Philadelphia, PA origin

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 209

Price Realized: $5,900.00

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

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Exceedingly Rare Cobalt-Highlighted Stoneware Sundial with Impressed and Incised Face and Metal Gnomon, Philadelphia, PA origin, probably Remmey Family, circa 1850-1890, wheel-thrown circular slab with incised Roman numerals and impressed North, South, and East notations, all highlighted in cobalt slip. Includes scallop-edged brass gnomon. This sundial is the first American stoneware example we have ever offered. Literature: A similar example in the collection of Winterthur, incised "H.R. Mitchell / Philada", is illustrated on page 5 of Phil Schaltenbrand's Big Ware Turners. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. Diameter 8 3/8".

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