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Antique 10 Inch Lead Glazed Yellow Slip Decorated Redware Plate Philadelphia PA

  • $ 397.77

Description: This is an antique redware lead glazed and slip decorated 10 inch plate. The plate is round with a flat bottom and flared rounded sides terminating in a coggled rim. It has a reddish-brown colored background with four sets of three quill yellow lines, alternating waves and straight lines. The back of the plate is not glazed and has darkened considerably from use over the years. The plat is attributed to the Philadelphia Pennsylvania region. Very nice antique plate worthy of a spot in your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: Mid 1800s.

Origin: Southeastern Pennsylvania, most likely the Philadelphia region. 

Size: 10 1/4" in diameter and 1 5/8" high. The plate weighs a bit over 2 pounds and 3 ounces. 

Maker: Unknown. 

Marks: Unmarked. 

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is an antique and very nice pie plate. The very nice patina on the back of the plate combined with the fine crazing of the glaze, the wear in the center and the utensil marks on the front are an indication that this plate has been around for a long time and that it was used extensively. Additionally, the plate's slip decoration pattern makes this plate rather nice looking. This is a great plate which is beautiful, solid and in great shape after being around for over 170 years. The nice colored glaze with the nice slip decoration pattern and the character of this plate makes it a very nice piece to display. This dish deserves a prominent spot in any redware collection. 

Condition: Plate is in relatively good condition given its age and its utilitarian function. It has no cracks, hairlines, or repairs. It does have over all crazing to the glaze and minimum losses to the slip decoration as well as to the glaze. It also has several old chips to the rim, which we have attempted to show in the photos. These chips are old and have darkened over the years and really add character to the plate. There is also wear in the center of the plate as some surface losses on the back to the black crust acquired from use, which reveals the color of the redware under it. Finally, as is the case with all these primitive old redware pieces, the plate has very few of the usual defects you would expect such as pops, unglazed areas, and uneven spots. Please view photos to appreciate the beauty and condition of the plate. 

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