Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Federal Eagle Pitcher, possibly North Carolina Moravian, c1800

November 3, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 11

Price Realized: $236.00

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

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November 3, 2018 Auction Catalog

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Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Pitcher with Applied Federal Eagle Motif, American, possibly North Carolina Moravian, late 18th or early 19th century, stylishly-potted pitcher with thin-walled construction, featuring a narrow, footed base, squared form to midsection, and flaring collar. Front of pitcher decorated with a sprig-molded and applied Federal eagle motif. Surface dipped in a cream-colored slip and profusely-decorated with a copper and manganese drape design under a clear lead glaze. The thin potting of this pitcher and glaze style indicate it was made during the late 18th century or first few decades of the 19th century. Its Whieldon-type glaze is highly characteristic of Moravian pottery from Salem, NC. While molded eagle motifs were employed in this potting school, this particular mold is not documented among those used. The possible Moravian origin of this pitcher, including a newly-discovered sprigged eagle design, is intriguing. Missing handle. A thin 2" crack descending from spout. A 1 1/2" crack from rim on reverse, which meets a 1 1/4" hole in reverse, where upper handle terminal once was. A 1 1/4" flake on underside, including a 3/16" hole. Glaze flakes to surface. A few base chips. H 6".


Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Federal Eagle Pitcher, possibly North Carolina Moravian, c1800Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Federal Eagle Pitcher, possibly North Carolina Moravian, c1800Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Federal Eagle Pitcher, possibly North Carolina Moravian, c1800Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Federal Eagle Pitcher, possibly North Carolina Moravian, c1800Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Federal Eagle Pitcher, possibly North Carolina Moravian, c1800Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Federal Eagle Pitcher, possibly North Carolina Moravian, c1800

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