Very Rare Ashland / Lavelle Pennsylvania Redware Presentation Pitcher

March 24, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 327

Price Realized: $2,596.00

($2,200 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Miniature Glazed Redware Presentation Pitcher, Inscribed "MINNIE L'VELLE / 1878 / FROM ED", probably Schuylkill County, PA origin, 1878, modeled octagonal pitcher with sponged manganese decoration and heavy lead glaze, incised on the underside "MINNIE L'VELLE / 1878 / FROM ED". Incised twice in script on the sides of the pitcher, "Minnie". Minnie L'Velle was the daughter of Martin M. L'Velle / Lavelle, a prominent lawyer in Ashland, Pennsylvania, and Civil War veteran for whom the nearby town of Lavelle was named. Redware from this area of Pennsylvania is basically unheard-of, and this particular example's ties to a prominent local family make it an important object. Excellent condition with minor spout wear. H 5".


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