Fine Philadelphia Redware Plate, 18th century

Summer 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 168

Price Realized: $39,000.00

($32,500 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Redware Plate with Yellow and Copper Slip Decoration, Philadelphia, PA origin, 18th century, with coggled edge and distinctive raised ring at center, the lead-glazed surface profusely-decorated in slip-trailed yellow slip with groups of arching trails flanking a band of wavy trails, overlain with splashes of copper. This plate typifies earlier-period Philadelphia redware with its wide rim coggling and combination of slip-trailed yellow slip and brushed copper slip. Usually found excavated in fragments, this work is a rare above-ground survivor, exhibiting the over-the-top slip decoration of 18th century pieces that would gradually decrease in its application over the decades. A closely-related dish is on display in the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Provenance: Northeast Auctions Sale of the Schnall Collection, Manchester NH, August 2, 2008; Ex-Samuel Herrup, Sheffield, MA. A very old, shallow 1 1/2" rim flake and some rim wear. A minor 7/8" line from rim. Interior surface survives in remarkable condition with minimal surface wear. Diam. 10".

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