Fine Moravian Redware Squirrel Bottle, Salem, North Carolina, c1804-1829

Fall 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 28

Price Realized: $3,000.00

($2,500 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Fine Moravian Redware Squirrel Bottle with Whieldon-Type Glaze, attributed to Rudolph Christ, Salem, NC, circa 1804-1829, molded in the form of a standing squirrel feeding on a nut atop an oval base, the bottle dipped in a yellowish slip, decorated with heavy daubs of copper and manganese, and covered in a clear lead glaze. Excellent color, featuring the most desirable glaze treatment in the Moravian tradition. Flake to underside of front paws. Some restored flakes to back and tail of squirrel on one side. Restored flakes to end of tail, including restoration to surface at juncture of the tail to the squirrel's head. Light wear to one ear. Base chips. A 1 1/4" in-the-firing horizontal separation line where squirrel meets base. H 7 3/4".

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