Very Rare Norwalk, CT Redware Plate: "Sin the misery of man + woman"

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 206

Price Realized: $5,100.00

($4,250 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Plate, Inscribed "sin the misery of man & woman," attributed to the Smith Pottery, Norwalk, CT, circa 1825-1850, with coggled edge, the lead-glazed interior decorated in slip-trailed yellow slip with the words, "Sin the misery of man & woman," underscored by a wavy line. An elaborate inscription with excellent coverage over the interior surface. The only example of Norwalk redware bearing this slogan that we are aware of. Literature: Illustrated in Miller, "Norwalk (Connecticut) Slip-script Pottery, the Potters, and Related Ware," Ceramics in America 2016, fig. 31. Provenance: From a recently-surfaced CA collection; Ex-Sam Herrup. Excellent condition with two hairlines from edge, measuring 3 1/2" and 2 1/4", a small rim chip, and minor surface wear to rim and interior. Diam. 10 1/4".

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