1997 Redware 10 3/4" Plate Glazed Slip Decorated w/ Tulip Bulbs by Greg Shooner
Description: A beautiful reproduction antique 10 3/4" redware round plate with rounded bottom and flared rounded sides terminating in a coggled rim. The plate, by Greg Shooner, has a slip decoration in black and green representing two tulip bulbs back to back on orangish-brown colored background. The black and green slip decoration is in the form of a stylized tulips. The tulips are surrounded by black and green concentric circles and an additional green repeating pattern of curved lines. This plate, as usual with all Shooner pieces, is a reproduction of an eighteenth or early nineteenth century piece. The back of the plate displays the usual Greg Shooner's signature and his maker mark as well as all the warnings about the plate containing lead. This is a very nice-looking plate and would make a great addition to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1997. Origin: Ohio, USA.
Size: Measures ~10 3/4" in diameter and is ~1 3/4" high. The plate weighs slightly over two pounds and 3 ounces.
Maker: Greg Shooner.
Marks: The following marks "This Glaze Contains Lead; Not for Food Storage or Use" then the maker's mark " Mary Spillmier-Shooner" below it, followed "Shooner American Redware; Oregonia, O" all impressed on the back of the plate and then the a hand signature of Greg Shooner 1997.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice plate with a nice and classic slip design. It is solid and substantial weighing over 2 pounds and 3 ounces. A definite beauty, which deserves a prominent spot in any redware collection.
Condition: Plate is in excellent condition with no unintentional chips, cracks, repairs or hairlines. The plate does have intentional fake looking chips along the rim, in the field crazing, a few spots where the glaze is lost, utensil marks, and spots of intentional glaze loss. All of these can be seen in the photo. Of course, all of these are intentional to give the plate the required look of the reproduced plate from 1700 or 1800s. Please see the photos for additional condition information and to appreciate its beauty. Please note the plate stand is not part of the sale and was used just to facilitate picture taking.
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