Very Rare Redware Cup with Floral Decoration attrib. Solomon Loy, Alamance County, NC

November 3, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 8

Price Realized: $1,770.00

($1,500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Cup with Two-Color Slip Floral Decoration, attributed to Solomon Loy, Alamance County, NC, circa 1825-1840, ovoid form with footed base and flared rim, decorated around the body with six stylized flower blossoms composed of manganese and cream-colored slip, the interior and exterior surface covered in a clear lead glaze. Impressed or incised "2" on underside. This cup bears distinctive floral motifs composed of a large slip spot surrounded by smaller slip spots, a device found on earlier Loy and Albright products and carried on by Solomon Loy into the second decade of the 19th century. Literature: For sherds excavated at the Loy site bearing identical decoration, see Linda Carnes-McNaughton, Solomon Loy: Master Potter of the Carolina Piedmont, Ceramics in America 2010, (Lebanon, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2010), p. 125, fig. 31. Wear to slip, rim, and handle. Some wear to interior. A small base chip. H 2 1/2" ; Diam. 4 1/8".

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