Rare and Important "Washington & Lafayette" Redware Platter, Norwalk, CT

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 82

Estimate: $6,000-$10,000.  A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $18,000. 


Rare and Important Slip-Decorated Redware Loaf Dish, Inscribed "Washington & Lafayette," Norwalk, CT origin, circa 1824, rectangular form with round corners and coggled edge, the interior featuring the large yellow-slip inscription, "Washington & Lafayette." Surface covered in a clear lead glaze. Possibly made during Lafayette's famous return to America in 1824, this loaf dish features bold and prolific use of slip decoration, including a wonderful looping flourish on the W in Washington. Provenance: Skinner, Personal Collection of Lewis Scranton, May 21, 2016, lot 228. Literature: Pictured on the cover of Slipped & Glazed: Regional American Redware (A Loan Exhibition), Brian Cullity, Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, 1991. A 2 3/4" rim chip on reverse forming a shallow 3/4" rim chip on front of dish. Other lesser rim chips. A 1" unglazed spot (in-the-firing contact mark) near bottom edge. Very minor surface wear. Dimensions: 15 3/8" x 10 5/8".



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