Extremely Rare Diminutive Moravian Redware Rundlet w/ Copper Glaze, Salem, North Carolina

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 59

Price Realized: $3,900.00

($3,250 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Diminutive Moravian Redware Rundlet with Copper Glaze, Salem, NC origin, early 19th century, ovoid form with incised banding throughout, tooled edge to top, and carved hole at center, the surface covered in a mottled-green lead-and-copper glaze. Rare form, potted in the smallest size known in the Salem potting tradition. Such pieces were referred to in period Moravian price lists as "barrels." Literature: Illustrated in Bivens, The Moravian Potters of North Carolina, p. 122. Provenance: Ex-Jarrett Estate, 1970s. Excellent condition with small chips to top edge, a tiny nick to bottom edge, and wear around mouth at midsection. H 2 3/4".

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