1980s Lead Glazed Redware Figurine Poodle Standing with Basket in Mouth Marked LMH TCP
Description: A great looking lead glazed redware figurine of a poodle standing on all four and holding a fruit basket in its mouth. The piece has brown coloring with black highlights throughout. The dog is standing on a oval base and shows quite a bit of details throughout. It shows the details of its coat, its eyes, its mouth its looped tail, its toes and the basket in its mouth. It is our belief that this piece was made sometime in 1980s. It is marked on the base "LMH TCP Lead Glaze" in block letters. The piece is solid and as such would have been very difficult to fire to ensure that it does not crack. A beautiful decorative piece of redware worthy of a spot in your Americana or contemporary redware collection. Please carefully review photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely sometime in the 1980's.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Size: The figurine is ~5" long, ~4 1/2" high, and the base measures ~4 1/2" by ~3". The piece weighs about fifteen ounces.
Marks: Marked "LMH TCP Lead Glaze" in block letters on the bottom.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice piece of redware in excellent condition, which would make a great addition to your collection.
Condition: The figurine is in excellent condition with no cracks, repairs, chips, or hairlines. The dog has general crazing to the glaze throughout. The piece has some of the usual defects you would expect in primitive redware pieces like this such as pops, slubs, uneven surfaces, roughness to the surface, and spots that were not completely covered by the glaze. This piece however has only a couple of such issues. A great piece to add to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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