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1938 Redware Glazed Bulbous Shaped Pitcher Thomas Stahl Made for Gertrude Souder

  • $ 477.77

Description: A beautiful glazed redware bulbous shaped pitcher with an applied handle and a spout. The glazed pitcher has a beautiful brown with dark brown mottling color. The pitcher has a flat round base extending slightly outwards in a simple rounded molded foot. The pitcher has flared rounded sides with lightly incised banding near a shoulder. The sides meet the neck of the pitcher, which starts with a bulging strip and rises in a flared fashion to a plain rim having a pinched spout. The piece also has an ear-shaped applied handle with banding decoration. The handle starts about a third of the way from the base and ends just below the rim. The piece is glazed inside and out but not on the base. The base is incised by the potter and has the words "Made In Stahl's Pottery By Thomas Stahl For Gertrude E Souder Aug 25th 1938" in 9 lines. A great piece of commissioned redware made by Thomas Stahl in 1938 worthy of a spot in your collection. Please the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: August 25, 1938.

Origin: Powder Valley, Pennsylvania.

Size: Measures ~4 1/4" diameter at the top, the bottom is ~4" in diameter and the piece is 6 1/4" tall. It is about 7" at its widest point including the handle and spout. The piece is rather substantial and weighs over one pound 11 ounces.

Maker: Thomas Stahl Marks: Hand written on the bottom "Made In Stahl's Pottery By Thomas Stahl For Gertrude E Souder Aug 25th 1938" in 9 lines, all in hand written in cursive calligraphy.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice and rare piece made by a master potter from Pennsylvania.

Condition: The pitcher is in very good condition with no cracks, hairlines, or repairs. It does have general crazing to the glaze throughout. It also has a small spot along the rim where the glaze is lost. The piece also has a few white spots, which can be seen in the photos. These are evident on the handle and the front of the pitcher under the spout and other additional spots. These appear to be paint drops, which could possibly be removed but we leave that to the discretion of the new owner. The piece also has a small scuff mark on the outside which can be seen, with difficulty, in the fourth photo. The piece also has some of the normal defects you would expect in a piece of primitive pottery of this type such as spots where the glaze did not fully flow, pops, slubs, and surface roughness. Please see photos for additional condition information.

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