Very Rare attrib. Haig Family (Philadelphia) Redware 1876 Presentation Bank

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 398

Price Realized: $2,360.00

($2,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Glazed Redware Presentation Bank with Sponged Manganese Decoration, Inscribed "Emma May / Nov 30th / 1876", attributed to James and Thomas Haig, Jr., Philadelphia, PA, 1876, ovoid bank with footed base, carved coin slot, and heavil-tooled spout with acorn-shaped finial. Incised "Emma May / Nov. 30th / 1876" across front. Surface lavishly-decorated with manganese sponging and covered in a clear lead glaze. The color and decoration of this bank lead to a firm attribution to the Haig Pottery of Philadelphia. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which recently surfaced in a New England private collection. Literature: For a related food mold, stamped "J & T HAIG", see Susan H. Myers, Handcraft to Industry: Philadelphia Ceramics in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century, p. 30, fig. 17. Excellent condition with some light wear to coin slot and very minor wear to finial and base. H 7 3/4".

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