Contemporary Ned Foltz Redware Candlestick Holder Manganese Glazed and Sponge Decorated
Description: A lead and manganese glazed redware candlestick holder. The piece has a dark brown background with black mottling indicative of manganese glazing. The candlestick holder has a round base sloped into a stem with a ledge to catch wax flowing from the candle which would be in the deep depression on top of it. The edge of the base is decorated with a raised band, while the top of the candle depression has a rolled rim.
Date: 1970's or 1980's.
Origin: Reinholds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Size: 5 1/4" in height and 3 7/8" in diameter at the base. This is a solid and substantial piece weighing one pound.
Maker: C. Ned Foltz.
Marks: In cursive calligraphy on the bottom edge of the base "Made at The Foltz Pottery in Reinholds, Pa" with no indication of the date, which suggests this is an early one by Ned.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very well made and older piece by Ned Foltz.
Condition: Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, hairlines, or repairs. It does have general crazing, which is hard to see but is there. It does have a couple of spots where there is residue of wax, which we are confident can be cleaned. Please see photos to appreciate the quality, beauty and condition of this beautiful piece.
In Closing: This is a very nice piece made by a well known and highly collectible master potter in the best tradition of Pennsylvania Dutch pottery.