Outstanding Great Road Redware Pitcher, Southwestern Virginia origin

Spring 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 88

Price Realized: $4,800.00

($4,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Great Road Copper-Glazed Redware Pitcher, Southwestern VA origin, probably Buck Family, Wythe County, circa 1800-1860, ovoid pitcher with footed base, tooled body, and short, flaring collar, the exterior coated in a dark-green, lead-and-copper glaze with rare marbled accents, applied over a yellowish clay ground. Interior coated in a clear lead glaze over a yellowish ground with unintentional copper drips. This pitcher belongs to a body of work produced along the Great Wagon Road in Southwestern Virginia, typified by a number of ovoid, extruded-handled jars bearing uniform lead, manganese, and copper glazes. It is highly unusual in its form, as very few pitchers from this school are known, as well as in its marbled glaze treatment. A large, open-handled redware jar from this school, exhibiting a related dark copper glaze over yellowish ground, was sold in Crocker Farm's March 1, 2014 auction, lot 138. Provenance: Ex-David Good. Very nice condition with wear to foot and some small flecks of glaze loss to rim and spout. This condition is exceptional for pieces from this region, which are often found with moderate to significant damage. H 8".

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