Large-Sized Matawan, NJ Redware Plate w/ Elaborate Yellow-Slip Bird Decoration

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 186

Price Realized: $1,320.00

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

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Large-Sized Redware Plate with Elaborate Yellow-Slip Bird Decoration, Matawan, New Jersey origin, circa 1840, with coggled edge, the lead-glazed interior decorated in slip-trailed yellow slip with a long-tailed bird perched on a leafy branch surrounded by wavy, spotted, and curved trails. The inclusion of large and varied slip-trailed designs around the bird is unusual, this work being the most heavily-decorated Matawan bird plate that we have offered. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor twenty or thirty years ago. Wear to slip. Some additional small flakes to interior. Rim chips. Flakes to interior. Typical light wear to interior surface. A 4 1/2" crack from edge. A few rim chips. Diam. 13 1/4".

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