Very Rare Alamance County, North Carolina Redware Bowl w/ Profuse Three-Color Slip Decoration

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 81

Price Realized: $5,310.00

($4,500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Redware Bowl with Profuse Three-Color Slip Decoration, Alamance County, NC origin, circa 1820-1840, tapered bowl with semi-squared rim, the interior decorated with a large cream and manganese slip tulip plant, bearing five blossoms, accented with manganese spots. This central design is bordered by an alternating series of copper slip dashes and cream-colored slip bands overlain with arched manganese trails. Interior surface covered in a clear lead glaze. This bowl stylistically relates to an Alamance County, NC redware pitcher with potted tulip plant motif, sold as lot 50 in Crocker Farm, Inc.'s July 21, 2018 auction, although this work was decorated by a looser hand. Its profuse use of spotted, arched, and dashed trails, all surrounding a central floral device, creates a dazzling, almost kaleidoscopic, folk aesthetic. In all, well over two-hundred individual trails of slip were required to decorate this work. Wear to slip, primarly the cream-colored slip of the tulips. A long crack from edge, emanating from a sliver shaped chip. Rim with shallow chips and wear. H 2 5/8" ; Diameter 12".

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