Antique Small Lead Glazed Yellow Slip Decorated Redware Pie Plate Southeastern Pennsylvania
Description: This is an antique redware lead glazed and slip decorated small pie plate. The plate is round with a flat bottom and flared rounded sides terminating in a plain rim. It has an orangish-brown colored background with yellow lines and dots slip decoration in the center of the plate. The plate has relatively high and straight rising sides. The back of the plate is not glazed and has some darkened areas indicative of the plate being used over the years. The place is very well made and is thin and delicate in construction, which is in contrast to the usual clunky and heavy pieces of redware of this era. Very beautiful!! Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Late 1800's.
Origin: Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: 6 1/2" in diameter and 1 1/4" deep. The plate weighs a bit over 9 ounces, which is rather light for such a primitive piece again indicating that the piece is delicate and well done.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is an antique and very nice pie plate. The very nice patina on the back of the plate combined with the fine crazing of the glaze and the utensil marks on the front are an indication that this plate has been around for a long time. Additionally, the plate's slip decoration pattern, which is not the unusual wavy lines, makes this plate rather unusual and great looking.