1984 Foltz Glazed Blue Redware Plate Brown Mottling Slip Rooster/Chicken Image
Description: A beautiful redware small flat plate with a coggled edge. This glazed dish has blue colored background with reddish-brown colored mottling along the coggled edge or rim. There is a reddish-brown colored design showing a rooster or chicken standing in the center of the plate. The plate has thick walls and is rather heavy. It has a slightly flattened base with flared and rather flat sides that end at a coggled edge. The base as well as the exterior wall are not glazed and show the typical color of unglazed redware. The plate is signed and dated by the artist. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: The plate is dated 1984.
Origin: Reinholds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~8" in diameter at the top and is ~1 3/16" high. The piece weighs over 1 pound and 2.5 ounces.
Maker: C. Ned Foltz.
Marks: Marked with Foltz Pottery mark with the words "c. n. Foltz; Pa 1984" surrounding the mark with a cross to the bottom of it all on the back of the plate.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a beautiful redware plate made in the best Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of Southeastern Pennsylvania. It is rather substantial and weighs over 1 pound and 2.5 ounces. A definite beauty deserving of a prominent spot in any redware collection.
Condition: Plate is in very good condition. It has no cracks, no repairs, and no hairlines. The plate has general crazing to the glaze. The plate also has a couple of minor scratches which are small and difficult to see. The plate has a few of the usual defects you would expect with all these primitive redware pieces such as pops, slubs, unglazed areas, slip error, and uneven spots. These are original to the making and do not distract from the plate's beauty or quality. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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