1991 Colorful Glazed Redware Folk Art Sunfish Figurine Williams Berks County PA
Description: A nice and very colorful and unusual glazed redware fish made by RLM Williams of Berks County Pennsylvania. This brown fish, having green sponged decoration and black horizontal lines, is curved in shape. It has an open mouth, outlined in white, and black outlined eyes with a red center. The fish has five fins two on each side and one on top. The fish has a flat unglazed base on which it sits. The base shows the color of unglazed redware and is marked and dated by the artist. The base is signed by RLM Williams of Berks County Pennsylvania and is dated 1991. It also indicates that the fish rendered in this sculpture in a sunfish. A great looking and very well-done piece of modern redware to add to your collection. Please carefully view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: The piece is dated 1991.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The fish is ~5" long, ~1 7/8" at its highest, and is ~1 1/2" at its widest. The piece weighs about 6 1/2 ounces. Maker: RLM Williams.
Marks: Marked "1991 RLM Williams BERKS CO. PA. SUNFISH" on bottom of the base block letters.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful piece of contemporary redware made by a capable potter. A beautiful piece, which deserves a prominent spot in your redware collection.
Condition: The bird is in excellent condition with no cracks, repairs, chips, or hairlines. Examination of the piece did not reveal any crazing to the glaze. All in all, a great looking piece that is very unusual coloring, subject and shape that very seldom comes by. A nice piece that would display nicely in your collection of redware animals, or fish related collection. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this piece.
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