Rare and Fine Open-Handled Pennsylvania Redware Jar w/ Three-Color-Slip Floral Decoration, probably Bucks County

Summer 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 167

Price Realized: $12,000.00

($10,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Fine Open-Handled Redware Jar with Three-Color-Slip Floral Decoration, PA origin, probably Bucks County, early 19th century, ovoid jar with footed base, two open strap handles, and thin, flange-like molding below rim, lavishly-decorated on the front and reverse with a blossoming tulip plant in cream, copper, and manganese slip. One side depicts the plant with three blossoms, while the other side depicts it with four. Slip-trailed copper and manganese slip straight-and-wavy line decoration below. Stylized manganese flower blossoms above. Copper slip band to shoulder. Handles elaborately-decorated with crosshatched manganese slip. Lead-glazed surface. An exquisite work in both decoration and form. Relatively few examples of Pennsylvania slip-decorated redware of this quality can be found outside of museum collections. Provenance: Purchased by the consignor decades ago at a Pennsylvania estate auction. Presumably missing its original lid. Minor chips and wear to rim. Chips and wear to flange-like molding below rim. Wear to one handle. Wear and minor chipping to opposite handle. Some wear to slip. Base chips. Tight hairlines to underside. H 6 1/2".

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