1983 Oley Valley PA Small Redware Dish Sgraffito Bird Tulips Design G. Yoder
Description: A relatively small sized glazed redware dish 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 ~5 1/2"" in diameter on top and is ~3/4" hi. The plate weighs almost 8 ounces.
Maker: Gerald Yoder of the Oley Valley Pottery.
Marks: Marked on the bottom of the dish "Thank you for being you-Gerald H. Yoder Oley Valley 1983" in cursive script.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice early Yoder 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. There is marking on the back of old tape remnants. A very nice early Yoder dish which would make a nice addition to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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