Rare 1937 Redware Lead Glazed Brown Colored Large Deep Bowl or Dish By Isaac Stahl Powder Valley Pennsylvania
Description: A most beautiful in form and color large redware bowl or deep dish with a plain rim. This glazed piece is beautiful brown in color with an impressed flower in the center on the bottom. It has a flat circular base with slightly rounded outwards flared sides ending with a plain rim. The rim has an incised decoration on the interior which consists or semi-circles touching each other and has an external decoration consisting of incised semi-oval lines. The bowl or deep dish is glazed on the inside with the exterior and the base being unglazed and showing the typical colors of unglazed redware. This is just a great looking large piece made in the Stahl Pottery in Powder Valley Pennsylvania. The bottom shows details about the potter and the pottery as well as the date the piece was made. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: January 20, 1937.
Origin: Powder Valley, Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The bowl is ~5 7/8" in diameter at the base, ~9 1/8" diameter at the top, and is ~2 1/8" high. The piece weighs a bit over one pound and 11 ounces.
Maker: Isaac Stahl.
Marks: Marked "Made by I.S.Stahl-Bally.-Pa-Jan 20-1937." incised in cursive calligraphy along the edge of the base of the bowl.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice unusual piece in form and color that is in good condition after being around for 80 years made by one of the best and most famous potters from Southeastern Pennsylvania. Very well done and would display very well in your collection of Pennsylvania redware.
Condition: The bowl is in good condition with no breaks, cracks, or hairlines. The glaze has crazing throughout that is difficult to see due to the coloring of the piece but is there. The piece has a shallow long (~2") chip to the edge of the rim in one spot (11 O'clock in the second photo) and another smaller shallow chip (~3/4") to the edge of the rim at about 8 O'clock again in the second photo. The piece also has some of the manufacturing defects you would expect in a primitive piece of redware of this vintage such as pops, slubs, areas where the glaze did not fully flow, and unglazed spots. This piece has very few such issues. Other than that the piece is just beautiful, great looking, and would display very well in your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information.