Incised Redware Cup, Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Doylestown, PA, late 19th / early 20th century

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 256

Price Realized: $510.00

($425 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Incised Redware Cup, Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Doylestown, PA, late 19th or early 20th century, flared cup with incised floral decorations and the incised Pennsylvania-German inscription, "Essen ist fur leib und leben / Drinken ist auch gut darneben (Eating is for existence and life, Besides drinking is also good) / 1793." Surface decorated with manganese accents and covered in a clear lead glaze. This cup was made during the late 19th or early 20th century at Henry Chapman Mercer's Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in the early Pennsylvania-German style. Provenance: From a fifty year private collection. Wear to base. Small rim and surface chips. H 4 5/8".




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