Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Chamberpot or Clabber Bowl with Iron Slip, circa 1850

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 9

Price Realized: $885.00

($750 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Alkaline-Glazed Chamber Pot or Clabber Bowl with Iron-Slip Interior, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1850, approximately one-half-gallon, ovoid vessel with finely-formed, concave rim molding, footed base, and applied handle, the surface covered in a streaky green alkaline glaze with applied iron slip on the interior. Streaks of the iron slip are additionally visible cascading down the shoulder of the jar, creating appealing variations in the glaze. Various examples of this distinctive handled form have been interchangeably described as chamber pots or clabber bowls. The short and wide dimensions of this example, coupled with its ovoid form, suggest it may have been made as a chamber pot. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor over a decade ago in Baltimore County, MD. A 1 1/4" chip to exterior of rim beside a small rim chip. Tight hairlines on underside, extending onto base area. A 2 1/4" hairline from rim. H 5 7/8" ; Diameter (across top) 6 3/8".

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