Rare Redware Spaniel Inscribed "George Hohloch / Jan. 16, 1870," Diehl Pottery, Rockhill Township, Bucks County, PA

Summer 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 174

Price Realized: $2,760.00

($2,300 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Glazed Redware Figure of a Spaniel, Inscribed "George Hohloch / Jan 16. 1870," George Hohloch probably at the Samuel Diehl Pottery, Rockhill Township, Bucks County, PA, 1870, molded figure of a seated spaniel on slab base with hand-incised crosshatching to base and details to dog's face, locket, and paws. Surface covered in a reddish-brown lead-and-manganese glaze. Underside incised "George Hohloch / Jan 16. 1870." According to the 1860 U.S. Federal Census, "George Holock" is listed as a twenty-two year old German-born potter living in Rockhill Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania with the Diehl family of potters, known among collectors for their colorful slip-decorated redware plates. A small chip to one ear and a minor chip and light wear to opposite ear. Minor wear to muzzle, including a tiny chip to lower lip. A chip to one paw and two minor nicks to opposite paw. A small spot of wear to leg on reverse. Base wear and shallow chipping to bottom edge. H 8".

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