Very Rare Redware Inkstand, Maine origin, second quarter 19th century

July 20, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 429

Price Realized: $1,298.00

($1,100 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Glazed Redware Inkstand with Removeable Well and Sander, Maine origin, second quarter 19th century, slab-built oval inkstand with central spout flanked by two carved openings, fitted with the stand's original cup-shaped well and perforated sander. Surface covered in a mottled lead glaze displaying colorful reddish-orange and pale green hues. The inkstand form is considered rare and desirable from any region of production. The vast majority of redware examples stem from the Pennsylvania-German tradition. Those produced in New England, such as this work, are considered exceptionally rare. One carved opening with a chip and some wear to edge. Other carved opening with wear to edge. Very minor wear to edge of well and sander. L 6 1/2" ; W 4 3/8" ; H 2 5/8".


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