Exceptional Moravian Redware Woman Flask, Salem, NC, early 19th century

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 3

Price Realized: $14,160.00

($12,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Moravian Redware Lady Bottle with Tortoiseshell Glaze, Salem, NC origin, circa 1806-1830, molded bottle in the form of a standing woman holding a bouquet of flowers, the surface dipped in yellowish slip, decorated with wavy vertical lines of manganese sponging and streaks of copper throughout, the entire surface coated in a clear lead glaze. Old blue and red coloring to eyes and lips. The copper glaze application to the figure's head, neck, and chest area is unusual, as the majority of surviving lady bottles use a lighter base clay or slip coating to mimic the natural color of human skin. A highly-prized Southern ceramic form with wonderful glaze treatment. Typical wear, including some wear to head and opening of bottle, heavy wear to nose, and a small chip to underside at edge. The majority of the glazed surface survives in excellent condition with strong luster. H 6 5/8".

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