Antique Manganese Glazed Redware Small Deep Pie Plate Southeastern Pennsylvania
Description: Beautiful small (~5 7/8" diameter) antique deep redware pie plate with round flat base and straight rising sides ending in a plain rim. The circa 1800s plate is brown in color and is manganese glazed as evidenced by the black or dark brown speckles throughout. The bowl or deep plate is glazed on the inside but not on the outside. The coloring has dark brown or black speckles distributed throughout indicative of manganese glazing. The back or bottom of the plate shows the color of unglazed redware. The pie plate does not appear to have seen much use through its life and as such it is in relatively good condition for being around for almost 200 years. A beautiful plate with great looking coloring making this piece a great addition to your antique redware collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely early to mid 1800s (early to mid 19th century) or possibly earlier.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania Size: Measures ~~5 7/8" in diameter at the top and is ~1 3/8" high. The piece weighs about 8 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a beautiful small antique redware deep pie plate or bowl with great form and color. It would display very well in your collection of antique redware. It is in good condition given it is about 200 years old, just super.
Condition: The plate is in good condition with no cracks, hairlines, or repair, which we can identify. It has general crazing to the glaze which is hard to see due to the coloring of the plate but is there. The piece also has several chips along the edge of the plain rim as well as glaze losses here and there. The plate also has a minimum number of spots of surface losses to the glaze. Finally, as is the case with all these primitive old redware pieces, the plate has several of the usual defects you would expect such as pops, slubs, unglazed areas, and uneven spots. The back of the plate has many of these defects which show themselves as small holes or crevasses in the surface especially at the edge where the flat base meets the sides. Be that as it may, these issues do not to distract from the beauty and quality of the piece. Please view the photos for additional condition information.
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