Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Bird Whistle, Southeastern PA origin, late 18th or early 19th century

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 5

Price Realized: $2,520.00

($2,100 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Bird Whistle, Southeastern PA origin, late 18th or early 19th century, of wheel-thrown and hand-modeled construction, the bird with crest, incised eyes, and long tail forming the whistle, seated on a circular base. Original piercings to sides of bird to create different sounds. Surface covered in a cream-colored slip, decorated with spattered copper, and covered in a clear lead glaze. Very nice condition with wear to tip of beak, a shallow 3/8" base chip, and a tiny base nick. L 3 3/8" ; H 1 3/4".




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