1985 Redware Large Pie Plate Glazed Brown Coloring with Yellow Mottling Yellow Slip Chicken or Rooster Decoration By Ned Foltz
Description: A beautiful redware large pie plate with a coggled rim. This glazed dish has brown colored background with yellow colored mottling along the coggled edge or rim. There is a yellow colored chicken or rooster standing in the center of the plate. The plate has thick walls and is rather heavy. It has a slightly flat base with rounded sides that rise to a coggled edge. The base as well as the exterior wall are not glazed and show the typical color of unglazed redware. The bowl is signed and dated by the artist . Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Reinholds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~9 1/2" in diameter and is ~1 5/8"heigh. The piece weighs about 2 pounds and 4 ounces.
Maker: C. Ned Foltz.
Marks: Marked "c. n. Foltz; The Foltz Pottery.
Mark: "Pa 1985" with a cross to the bottom of the writing all in cursive calligraphy on the bottom of the base.
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 2 pounds. A definite beauty deserving of a prominent spot in any redware collection.
Condition: Bowl is in excellent condition. It has no chips, cracks, repairs, hairlines, or crazing to the glaze. Upon examining the surface of the plate using a 10X loop we observe several surface scratches which are not observable with the naked eye but are there. These are very difficult to see due to the coloring of the bow, but are there. A beautiful and substantial piece by a great master potter. Please see photos for addition condition information.