Beautiful 2001 Eldreth Redware Glazed Slip Decorated Large Rooster Figurine
Description: A large size glazed and slip decorated redware rooster figurine made in the Eldreth pottery. The multi-colored rooster has yellow, brown, green, black, and grayish-blue colors throughout. The rooster's face is brown. the base is yellow with dark green highlights, the beak is yellow, the feathers are black and grayish blue on a brown background, and the rooster has his front yellowish leg raised. The wing and tail are also highlighted with black coloring as is the base which has sponged yellow coloring. The hollow rooster is signed on the base "Eldreth 2001." A beautiful piece of modern redware to add to your collection. Please carefully view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Oxford, Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~6 1/4" by ~4 1/4" at the base, ~8 1/2" at its widest, and is ~9 3/4" at its highest point. The piece weighs 2 pounds and 2 ounces.
Maker: David Eldreth.
Marks: Marked "Eldreth 2001" on bottom in cursive calligraphy.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful piece of contemporary redware made in the best tradition of the Pennsylvania Dutch culture. A beautiful redware piece, which deserves a prominent spot in your redware collection.
Condition: The rooster is in excellent condition with no cracks, repairs, or hairlines. The piece shows signs of crazing to the glaze in the form of a few lines, but these are difficult to see due to the coloring of the piece. The surface of the piece also has a couple of light scratches and a few of the usual defects you would expect with all these primitive redware pieces such as pops, slubs, unglazed areas and uneven spots. However, this piece has a minimum number of these, which are hardly noticeable and do not interfere with its beauty or quality. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this piece.
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