Extremely Rare Solomon Loy (Alamance Co, NC) Redware Sugar Pot w/ Two-Color Decoration, c1800-30

November 3, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 7

Price Realized: $4,720.00

($4,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Open-Handled Redware Sugar Pot with Two-Color-Slip Spot Decoration, attributed to Solomon Loy, Alamance County, NC, circa 1800-1830, thin-walled, rotund jar with footed base, tooled body, and open horizontal handles with pinched centers. Surface of jar lavishly-decorated with cream-colored and manganese slip splotches under a clear lead glaze. Significantly rarer than their slip-trailed counterparts produced earlier and concurrently in Alamance County, NC, such jars create a bold folk expression with their distinctive barrage of slip-colored spots. Jars of this type were noticed early in the 20th century by renowned art collector, Albert C. Barnes. Two jars of this style currently reside within the select redware collection of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA. Another related example resides in the collection of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winston-Salem, NC. Literature: For related examples, see Beckerdite, Brown, and Carnes-McNaughton, "Slipware from the St. Asaph's Tradition, Ceramics in America 2010, p. 53, fig. 64. Provenance: Recently found in a Mid-Atlantic collection. A 3/4" hole to body of jar, including a long sealed horizontal crack extending from it. A 3/4" hole in underside. Losses to slip and wear to surface. A few minor base chips. H 7 3/4".

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