Very Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Pitcher w/ Two-Color Slip Decoration, att. Thomas Chandler, Edgefield, SC

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 186

Price Realized: $1,320.00

($1,100 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Pitcher with Two-Color Slip Decoration, attributed to Thomas Chandler, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1845-1850, stylishly-potted pitcher with ovoid body, footed base, and flared collar with semi-squared rim; lavishly-decorated with iron-slip brushwork overlain with slip-trailed looping lines of kaolin, all against a light-olive ground. This employment of brushed iron-oxide and slip-trailed kaolin slips was most frequent during Thomas Chandler's tenure at Phoenix Factory along Shaw's Creek. This pitcher's looser style to its slip decoration and the color of its alkaline glaze suggest it was made by Chandler after the dissolution of this operation. A fine example of Edgefield two-color slip decoration, a treatment rarely seen on pitchers from this potting tradition. Provenance: A South Carolina private collection. Restored handle. Shallow chips and wear to rim, spout, and foot of pitcher. Some wear/in-the-firing voids to slip. H 11".

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