Rare Rope-Handled Redware Flowerpot attrib. Hissong Pottery, Huntingdon County, PA

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 198

Price Realized: $210.00

($175 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Large-Sized Redware Flowerpot with Two-Color Slip Decoration, attributed to the Hissong Pottery, Cassville, PA, fourth quarter 19th century, tapered form with tooled shoulder, semi-squared rim, rope-twist handles, and original drain hole in underside. Decorated in white slip on the front and reverse with freehand tulip motifs, one side featuring a single tulip and the other featuring two tulips. Upper body of pot dipped in yellowish slip. A rarely-seen medium and glaze treatment from this prized Huntington County, PA pottery. Provenance: Property deaccessioned by the Miller House Museum, Hagerstown, MD. Large broken and reglued sections, including a reglued break and two chips to one handle. Small chips. Wire around rim, although flowerpot appears secure without it. H 10 3/8" ; Diam. (across top) 9 5/8".




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