1987 Large Redware Cake Plate Glazed with Hearts Decoration by Andy Loercher
Description: Round, flat and rather large redware cake plate with a flat and round base having sides that are flared outwards ending in a shaped edge with corrugated or scalloped rim. The edge itself is divided into small areas with brown outlined circles. The plate is glazed with a mottled brown background and there is a whitish glazed large heart in the center of the plate surrounded by four smaller hearts of the same coloring. The back of the plate is unglazed and has the typical redware color and is plain. The artist's signature and date are incised on the back of the plate as shown in the last photo. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Size: Measures ~13" in diameter on top and is ~1" high. The piece weighs almost 3 pounds.
Maker: Andy Loercher
Marks: Written in block calligraphy "LOERCHER 1987" on the back of the plate.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice and substantial, but delicate piece weighing almost 3 pounds. This piece is beautiful, very unusual, in great condition, and would display nicely in any redware collection.
Condition: The cake plate is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, repairs, or hairlines. The plate has general crazing to the glaze, which is difficult to see because of the dark color, but it is there. Be that as it may, it is still a great looking plate, which would make a great addition to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.