Exceptional Pennsylvania Redware Flowerpot: "Made by Edward Singer / Applebachville / 1880"

Spring 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 111

Price Realized: $11,400.00

($9,500 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Slip-Decorated Redware Flowerpot, Inscribed "Made by / Edward Singer / Applebachville / March 20 / 1884," Haycock Township, Bucks County, PA origin, 1884, flare-rimmed flowerpot with concave rim molding and raised molding near the midsection, decorated on the front and reverse with sprig-molded and applied medallions depicting opposing tulip blossoms within an oval border, further surrounded by scrolled foliate devices flanked by acanthus leaves. Sides of flowerpot decorated with sprigged and vertically-applied designs dogwood blossoms surrounding by scrollwork. Surface of flowerpot lavishly-decorated in copper, manganese, and yellow slips, including the date "1884" in copper and manganese. Lead-glazed exterior. Includes likely-original saucer with coggled embellishments and crimped rim, resting on three applied feet, the surface decorated with manganese along the crimping and covered in a clear lead glaze. Underside incised with inscription by Bucks County, PA potter, Edward Singer, born in 1850 and the son of potter, Simon Singer. The Singer family is famously known for producing slip-decorated dishes, some with elaborate inscriptions. Few flowerpots from this pottery are known. Provenance: Purchased from James Glazer in January 2007. Professional restoration to top of rim. Flaking to interior shoulder, a portion of which is restored. Some glaze wear to molded decoration and raised molding near midsection. A few additional glaze flakes to shoulder. Minor base chips. Saucer with small chips and wear to crimping and minor surface wear to interior base. H (including base) 7 1/4" ; Diam. (at rim) 7 1/2".

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