Extremely Rare Monumental Redware Urn attrib. George Wagner, Carbon County, PA

Fall 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 174

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

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Sold!  $3,250.

Extremely Rare Pedestal-Based Redware Urn with Two-Color Glaze, attributed to George Wagner, Carbon County, PA, late 19th century, wheel-thrown urn with flaring, crimped rim, elaborate tooling near bottom edge, and raised band around shoulder with depressed details; seated atop a separate wheel-thrown, pedestal base resting on a squared foot. Surface decorated with large streaks of copper and manganese under a clear lead glaze. Featuring distinctive Wagner glaze treatment and color, this two-piece urn is the largest and finest product by this well-known Pennsylvania potter that we have seen and survives in remarkable condition. A masterwork of 19th century American garden ware. Provenance: Surfaced decades ago at Renninger's Antique Market, Adamstown, PA. Excellent condition, the urn with minor wear to crimping, the pedestal base with a shallow 5/8" chip to bottom edge and small worn spot above. H 32" ; Diam. 16".

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