1987 Redware Glazed Heart Shape Deep Bowl Dark Brown Coloring Pinched Mottled Black Edge By Ned Foltz
Description: A beautiful deep redware bowl with a pinched rim. This glazed deep bowl is in the form of a heart and has a dark brown colored background with a dark mottling along the top pinched edge or rim. There is a small heart impressed in the center of the bowl with rays emanating from it towards the sides of the bowl. The bowl has a flat unglazed base with slightly curved sides that are slightly flared outwards. The bowl is glazed on the interior and the exterior of the side wall is also glazed. The base is 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 ~6 1/2" by ~7" on top with the sides being ~2" in height. The piece weighs about 1 pound and 11 ounces.
Maker: C. Ned Foltz.
Marks: Marked "c. n. Foltz; the Foltz Pottery Mark; Pa 1987" with a cross on 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 bow made of unusual shape (we have been collecting and selling Foltz Redware Pottery for a long time and this represents the first one of this shape which we offered) in the best Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of Southeastern Pennsylvania. It is rather substantial and weighs slightly over 1 pound and 11 ounces. A definite beauty deserving of a prominent spot in any redware collection.
Condition: Bowl is in excellent condition. It has no chips, cracks, repairs, or hairlines. The piece has general signs of crazing to the glaze throughout that are very difficult to see due to the coloring of the bow, but are there. The piece has some of the common defects you would expect in primitive redware pieces such as pops, slubs, areas where the glaze did not fully flow, unglazed spots, and uneven spots. These are at a minimum in this piece. A beautiful and substantial piece by a great master potter. Please see photos for addition condition information.