1982 Oley Valley PA Scalloped Redware Plate Sgraffito Bird Tulips Design Youder
Description: A relatively small sized redware glazed pie plate with a sgraffito design depicting a bird perched on tulips. The plate is round with a flat bottom and scalloped sides terminating in a plain rim. It has a dark yellow design on brown background and is glazed on the inside with the back being unglazed. The back is signed and dated by the artist. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Southeastern Pennsylvania - Oley Valley, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Size: The plate is ~6 5/8"" in diameter on top, ~4 3/4" in diameter on the bottom, and is 1 1/4" deep. The plate weighs slightly over 13 ounces.
Maker: Gerald Youder of the Oley Valley Pottery.
Marks: Marked "Gerald H. Youder Oley Valley 1982" in cursive script on the bottom of the plate.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice early Youder plate with a great design that seldom comes by. The plate has a very interesting shape with scalloped edges. The coloring of the plate is rather beautiful and interesting well done design. A nice plate made by a renowned potter and winner of many awards with a beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch design. This plate deserves a prominent spot in any redware collection.
Condition: Plate is in very good condition with no cracks, hairlines or repairs. The plate has general crazing to the glaze which is hard to see because of the coloring, but there are no losses to the glaze. The plate has as much as 5 small flakes or shallow chips along the edge which appear to be a result of using a plate hanging contraption. These are on the edge of exterior side and are difficult to see or visualize once the plate is displayed properly. here is also a tape, which we chose not to remove, which says JACOBIAN DESIG attached to the base. Be that as it may, this is a great plate to add to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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