Antique Brown Colored Redware Glazed and Slip Decorated Deep Dish
Description: This is an antique redware deep dish or bowl most likely made in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. This brown colored glazed bowl or deep plate is nicely decorated with yellow slip lines which are arranged in pairs with the central pair being in the form of waves flanked by two pairs of straight parallel lines. The bowl has a round flat base with flared rounded sides ending at a plain edge. A great Pennsylvania Dutch pattern in a great piece that survived intact for over 200 years. The brown coloring is a bit darker than the photos suggest. The bowl shows several spots of loss of glaze and slip colors and has a large (~1" by ~1/2") chip at the rim. The back of the bowl is intact and has darkened from use. Other than that it is solid and beautiful and deserving of a spot in your collection. The piece has nice glazing and coloring. This beautiful glazed antique redware piece was made in what we believe is Lancaster Count Pennsylvania. Please see photo to appreciate the beautiful design and colors. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely late 1700's or early 1800.
Origin: Was purchased at an estate sale in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, where it was likely made.
Size: The bowl is ~7 3/4" in diameter at the top and is ~1 5/8" high. The piece weighs about one pound and one ounce.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice antique deep dish in excellent original condition worthy of a spot in your collection.
Condition: The bowl is in good condition with no cracks, no repairs, and no hairlines. The piece has general crazing to the glaze which is difficult to see due to the coloring. The brown coloring of the bowl is a bit darker than the photos suggest. The bowl shows several spots of loss of glaze and slip colors throughout and has a large (~1" by ~1/2") chip at the rim (see last photo). The back of the bowl is intact and has darkened from use. The piece also has several of the normal defects you would expect in a piece of primitive pottery of this type such as spots where the glaze did not fully flow, pops, slubs, and surface roughness. Be that as it may, the piece is solid, intact, beautiful and would display very well in your collection of old redware. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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