Beautiful Redware Glazed Hanging Flower Pot Hay Creek Pottery Birdsboro, PA by Left Handed Russell Henry From His Personal Collection
Description: Redware hanging flower pot with integral saucer. The piece is glazed inside and out with a beautiful light brownish-gray background. Both the pot and the saucer have a wavy or fluted rim. The pot itself has three holes to enable it to be hung.
Date: April 2, 1986
Origin: Birdsboro, PA; Berks County, Pennsylvania USA
Size: 7" diameter at the base, 3 1/4" high, and 5" diameter at the top.
Maker: Left Handed Russell Henry Marks: "?H" (Back facing R and H) for Russell Henry.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very unusual piece of Russell Henry pottery, most likely an experimental piece where he attempted new glazes and designs. Condition: The piece is in good condition with no crazing, cracks, repairs or hairlines. It does have considerable damage to one side of the edge of the saucer, which can be seen in the photos. This is a nice, solid and substantial piece which weighs 1 1/2 pounds.
Provenance: This beautiful and unusual piece came from Russell Henry's personal Collection. It was purchased from the estate of his sister where he lived at the end of his times. Among the item we purchased from that estate was hand written notes by Russell Henry (see last photo). We believe he kept or collected his experimental pieces and one of kind pieces that he particularly liked. This is one of them. A definite must for the serious Left Handed Russell Henry collector.
Please note: The note in the last photo is not part of the sale. We are only selling the flower pot. The note is just to make a point.
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