Unusual American Redware Chicken Bank, possibly Virginia origin

March 24, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 68

Price Realized: $501.50

($425 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Unusual Redware Chicken Bank with Coggled Decoration, American, possibly Virginia origin, second half 19th century, wheel-thrown form with hand-modeled and applied features and carved coin slot in back, the figure seated on a circular base with scored edge. Head includes incised details to face as well as an applied comb and waddle. Profuse coggled dash decoration throughout. Surface dipped in cream-colored slip, faintly-decorated with spattered manganese, and covered in a light lead glaze. Though the bank's origin is unknown, the elaborate coggled impressions throughout are somewhat reminiscent of the individually-stamped score marks found on the work of Strasburg, VA potter, Richard Franklin "Polk" Bell (1845-1908). Provenance: Previously discovered in Virginia. Loss to crest. One half of waddle missing. Otherwise excellent condition. H 4 5/8" ; L 5".


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