2007 Manganese Glazed Redware Plate Unusual Slip Fish Design Impressed Seashells Along The edge by Ned Foltz
Description: A great looking redware plate with a flat round base and flared sides rising to a scalloped edge. The plate has a slip decoration in yellow and black with green blotches of what we believe is a fish swimming and surrounded by leaves. The stylized fish has dots and a scalloped design surrounding it. The rim of the plate has a repeating impressed design of a small seashell. The plate is glazed over a dark brown coloring with dark brown or black spots indicative of manganese glazing. The back of the plate is unglazed and has the typical redware color, it is plain and signed by the artist. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Reinholds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Size: ~8 3/4" diameter and ~1 1/4" high and weighs a bit over 1 pound and 10 ounces.
Maker: C. Ned Foltz.
Marks: Impressed on the back the Foltz Pottery mark consisting of a tulip with the words "Foltz Pottery" around it. Also in cursive calligraphy "Ned Foltz; Reinholds, Pa; 2007" with a cross below the inscription all surrounding the mark.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice and unusual piece. This piece is made in the best Pennsylvania Dutch style by a master potter with the right heritage. It is very unusual in design and is sure to become a rare piece with time. It would make a nice addition to your collection.
Condition: Plate is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, repairs, or hairlines. It does have general crazing to the glaze but no observable glaze loss. Be that as it may this a nice redware plate, which will increase in value over time. Please view photos for additional condition information.