Beautiful 1991 Redware Teapot Glazed Brown Coloring with Green Mottling Octagonal Shape With Lid By Ned Foltz
Description: A beautiful, rare and rather unusual glazed redware teapot by Ned Foltz. This teapot is octagonal in shape with low waist. Its sides are curved into a neck marked by a shaped ridge. The pot has a shaped flared rim and having an applied goose neck spout attached at the waist. The lower body of the pot tapers to plinth like, octagonal flat base. The pot has a branch-shaped applied handle attached at the waist and at the rim. The piece has a matching and original domed lid again having an octagonal shape to fit within the octagonal top opening. The Lid has a a double knob shaped finial in its center. The piece is glazed both on the inside and out. The inside is brown in color, while the outside is has a mottled brown coloring with green (copper oxide) highlights throughout. The piece is marked on the bottom with the maker's name and date. Just a gorgeous piece that is in perfect condition. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Reinholds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Size and Weight: Measures ~9 1/2" in height with the lid on, is ~5 7/8" in diameter at the base, and is ~8 3/4" at its widest including the spout and handle. The piece weighs slightly over 3 pounds.
Maker: C. Ned Foltz
Marks: Marked "Foltz Pottery; c. n. Foltz; Reinholds, Pa; 1991" with a cross below the writing all in cursive calligraphy on the bottom of the base.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a beautiful redware teapot a very unusual shape and very well done made in the best Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of Southeastern Pennsylvania. It is rather substantial and weighs over 3 pounds. A definite beauty deserving of a prominent spot in any redware collection. Condition: Teapot is in excellent condition. It has no chips, cracks, repairs, or hairlines. The piece has general signs of crazing to the glaze throughout that are very difficult to see due to the coloring of the pot, but are there. A beautiful and substantial piece by a great master potter. Please see photos for addition condition information.