Very Rare Small-Sized 18th Century Redware Bowl, North Carolina or possibly Philadelphia

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 5

Price Realized: $590.00

($500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Diminutive Redware Bowl with Marbled Slip Decoration, North Carolina or possibly Philadelphia, PA, late 18th century, deep-welled bowl with narrow, footed base and semi-rounded rim, the interior decorated with alternating vertical drips of manganese and yellow-colored slip, delicately swirled at the center and covered in a clear lead glaze. This distinctive treatment is associated with late 18th century Moravian potters of Bethabara and Salem, North Carolina. Recent archaeological research has revealed marbled slip techniques were also used on redware bowls produced in Philadelphia, PA during the 18th century. Exceptional decoration, size, and condition. For larger examples exhibiting this decoration, see Erickson and Hunter, "Making a Marbled Slipware Bowl", Ceramics in America 2010, fig. 1. Provenance: A recently-discovered example, found in the Mid-Atlantic. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 1 7/8" ; Diameter 4 5/8".

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