Exceptional Redware Mug with Elaborate Slip Decoration, probably Alamance County, North Carolina

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 57

Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $9,500.


Exceptional Slip-Decorated Redware Mug, probably Alamance County, NC origin, late 18th or early 19th century, thin-walled, slightly-flared form with footed base and heavily-tooled rim, lavishly-decorated with yellow and black manganese slip wavy line and floral motifs over an iron-slip ground. Interior and exterior surface covered in a clear lead glaze. Unusual double finger impression at lower handle terminal. Among the most heavily-decorated redware mugs that we have offered. Its bullseye-centered daisy motifs, vertically-oriented line design, and unusual composition of colors connect it to North Carolina's St. Asaph's tradition of redware production. Provenance: Pennypacker Auction, June, 8, 1981, lot 244. Excellent condition with some small rim chips, which have been sealed with glue. H 4 1/4".



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