Fine Dated 1812 Slip-Decorated Redware Pitcher, probably Southern origin

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 174

Price Realized: $1,020.00

($850 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Fine Slip-Decorated Redware Pitcher, Dated 1812, probably Southern U.S. origin, 1812, ovoid form with footed base, tooled midsection, and flared rim, decorated in copper and manganese with an elaborate slip-trailed flowering plant, applied over mottled yellowish clay and covered in a clear lead glaze. Additional copper flower blossom and manganese slash decoration throughout. Handle decorated with manganese and copper slashes, along with the inscription, "1812," below. A related pitcher, dated 1810 in green slip, was sold at Sotheby's, Jan. 16, 1999, lot 308. Restoration to spout and some areas of pitcher's surface, including areas of the surface of the handle. H 5 7/8".

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