Rare and Fine Lidded Redware Tea Canister w/ Two-Color Slip Decoration, probably Pennsylvania

Fall 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 403

Price Realized: $5,400.00

($4,500 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Fine Lidded Redware Tea Canister with Two-Color Slip Decoration, probably PA origin, late 18th or early 19th century, narrow-mouthed, cylindrical jar with heavily-tooled foot and tooled banding to midsection and shoulder, decorated throughout with slip-trailed bands of white and manganese slip, including a wavy manganese band at the shoulder. Vessel includes its original slightly-domed lid with wavy manganese band surrounded by a band of white slip, the pointed finial highlighted in white slip. Shoulder of jar and top of lid incised "1." Surfaces of both covered in a clear lead glaze. A rare and prized American redware form. Many examples, including possibly this canister, dating to the 18th century. Provenance: Recently surfaced in Western Pennsylvania; A fragmented note included with the jar reads, "Tea Caddy given to Mirian Glick by / her Aunt Sadie Spearman, Jan 3, 1930, who received same from her Grand mother- Sally Mathis Landen- Aunt Sadies father if living / would be 112 years of age, consequently the / Tea Caddy is around 140 years of age." The note, therefore, dates this jar's production circa 1790. Jar with some expected wear to rim and small scattered glaze flakes and surface lines throughout, the lines not visible on interior. Lid in very nice condition with two small chips to edge and some very minor wear. H (including lid) 6 1/2".

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