Extremely Rare Pair of New England Redware Whale Oil Lamps

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 403

Estimate: $1,000-$1,500  A Note About Estimates

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Extremely Rare Pair of Glazed Redware Whale Oil Lamps, New England origin, Maine or possibly southeastern MA origin, early 19th century, delicately-potted, ovoid forms with tooled pedestal bases and narrow, rounded mouths, one with ornately-turned body. Surface of each decorated with light streaks of manganese and covered in a clear lead glaze. The first redware examples of this form that we have seen. Provenance: Recently found in a house near Day's Ferry, the site of the John Corliss Pottery. One lamp in excellent condition with a few glazed-over rim chips, one post-firing rim chip, and a minuscule rim nick. Other, ornately-thrown lamp broken and reglued, including a small loss to one side. H (of taller example) 4 1/2".


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