Beautiful Southeastern Pennsylvania Antique Redware Manganese Glazed Small Bowl or Deep Dish
Description: A nice small (~6 1/8") antique manganese glazed redware deep dish or bowl. This beautiful and delicate bowl has a round flat base which flares upwards with slightly curved sides slightly sloping outwards and ending in a plain rim. The bowl is glazed inside and out except for the base which has developed a dark age patina. The entire piece is glazed except for the bottom of the base and shows the typical dark mottling of manganese glazing on a brown colored background. Please carefully review photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Mid to late 1800's, possibly earlier.
Origin: Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The dish is ~6 1/8" diameter on top, ~4" diameter at the base, and is ~1 1/2" in height. The piece weighs almost 11 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice antique Pennsylvania redware piece with very nice colors and form. It would display nicely and is worthy of a spot in your collection.
Condition: The bowl is in good condition with no repairs, major breaks, or losses. It does have general crazing to the glaze inside and out, which is difficult to see but is there. The piece has one minor flake to the glaze below the rim and can be seen in the second photo all the way to the right. There is also an old chip which has darkened with time at the edge on the inside which cannot be easily seen but looking carefully at the first photo you can see it to the left. The most important issue is a crack which starts at the rim and extend down for about one inch. The crack appears to be old and most likely original to the making. Finally, as is the case with all these primitive old redware pieces, the dish has many of the usual defects you would expect such as pops, slubs, unglazed areas and uneven areas. Other than that the piece is beautiful and in good solid condition given its age (over 100 years) and its utilitarian function. Please view the photos for additional condition information.