Rare and Important Alamance County, North Carolina Redware Dish, c1800-35

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 2

Price Realized: $15,340.00

($13,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Important Slip-Decorated Redware Dish, Alamance County, NC origin, circa 1800-1835, with semi-squared rim and dramatically-flared wall, the interior decorated in manganese and cream-colored slip with pyramidal grape cluster or seed pod motifs surrounded by alternating straight and wavy slip-trailed lines. Rim area profusely-decorated with additional grape cluster or seed pod motifs, interspersed with vertically-slip-trailed stripes. Rim edged in a final band of cream-colored slip. A wonderfully-decorated example from a highly-prized Southern ceramic school. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, acquired by the consignor from John Bivins, Jr. Literature: Illustrated in fig. 50, pg. 46 of Beckerdite, Brown, and Carnes-McNaughton, "Slipware from the St. Asaph's Tradition", Ceramics in America 2010. Very nice overall condition for an example of Southern slipware, with wear to interior and rim including some losses to slip. H 1 7/8" ; Diameter 10 7/8".

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