Rare Alamance County, NC Redware Pitcher, late 18th or early 19th century

WORLD AUCTION RECORD, NC PITCHER

March 21, 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 1

Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.  A Note About Estimates

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Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Pitcher with Profuse Three-Color Slip Decoration, Loy or Albright Families, Alamance County, NC origin, late 18th century, delicately-potted, thin-walled pitcher with ovoid body, tooled accents to shoulder and rim, and ribbed handle with triply-depressed lower terminal; lavishly-decorated on the body in red and brown slips with two curving floral motifs separated by vertical stripes, applied over a striking cream-colored ground. Body of pitcher profusely-decorated below with straight and wavy bands of red and brown slip. Handle is extravagantly-decorated in red and brown slips with vertical stripes and stylized floral motifs. A single brown slip band accents the pitcher's rim. Surface covered in a clear lead glaze. Pitchers are among the rarer forms from this potting tradition and the use of a cream-colored ground is an unusual treatment more commonly seen in jars and bowls. Given the rarity of the form and color scheme, this pitcher is considered one of the best examples of North Carolina redware that we have ever offered. Provenance: Recently discovered in Virginia. Some glaze flakes to body. Small rim chips. A few base chips. Wear to underside of pitcher. Some small spots of wear to handle. H 10".


Rare Alamance County, NC Redware Pitcher, late 18th or early 19th centuryRare Alamance County, NC Redware Pitcher, late 18th or early 19th centuryRare Alamance County, NC Redware Pitcher, late 18th or early 19th centuryRare Alamance County, NC Redware Pitcher, late 18th or early 19th century

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