Three Manganese-Decorated Redware Articles, Huntington, Long Island

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 272

Price Realized: $944.00

($800 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Three Manganese-Decorated Redware Articles, Huntington, Long Island, NY origin, possibly Samuel J. Wetmore & Company, circa 1805-1809, a sugar bowl with scrolled handles, domed lid, and splashed manganese decoration; a molded bowl manganese banding, and a smaller bowl of distinctive form with daubed manganese decoration. All with lead-glazed interiors, exteriors, and undersides. Literature: An example related to the smaller bowl is illustrated in fig. 21 of Butera, "Informed Conjecture: Collecting Long Island Redware", Ceramics in America 2003. Butera discusses two other examples of this form in the collection of the Huntington Historical Society, possibly tobacco dishes, produced by Samuel J. Wetmore & Company of Huntington, NY. Provenance: Collected in the Long Island, NY area. Sugar bowl with chips to bowl and lid and three short lines from edge of bowl. Molded bowl in very nice condition with edge and high-point wear. Smaller bowl in very nice condition with edge wear. H (of sugar bowl including lid) 5 1/4"; Diameter (of molded bowl) 9 1/2".

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