Rare 1938 Redware Cup and Saucer Mottled Green and Blue Glaze By Isaac Stahl Powder Valley Pennsylvania
Description: A cup and saucer glazed with a brownish green glaze mottled with occasional orange spots. The cup has an applied handle with a round opening. The cup is decorated with blue colored glaze bands around the foot, in the middle and on the handle, while the saucer which is not glazed at the base, has a blue glaze band decoration half way on the side of the bottom. The cup has a flat base and side walls rising to a wide center then sloped inwards to a constriction, which then flares outwards to end in a plain rim. The saucer has a flat round base with flared straight sides terminating in a plain rim. The base of the cup has the usual concentric circles of the Stahl pottery with the artist signature, while the saucer has the same concentric circles but is not signed. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: April 20,1938.
Origin: Powder Valley, Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The cup is 2 3/8" in diameter at the base, 3 1/2" diameter at the top, and is 2 7/8" high. It is 4 3/4" at its widest including the handle. The Saucer 3 3/4" diameter at the base and 5 5/8" diameter at the top, and it is 1 1/4" high. The two pieces together weigh one pound and almost 2 ounces.
Maker: Isaac Stahl.
Marks: Made By I. S. Stahl 4; 20; 1938 all incised in cursive calligraphy on the bottom of the base of the cup. The saucer is unmarked.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice and rare cup and saucer of great color and in superb condition by one of the best and most famous potters from Southeastern Pennsylvania. Very well done and would display very well in your collection of redware.
Condition: Cup and saucer are in very good condition given their age. They have no cracks, no hairlines, and no repairs. Bothe pieces have overall crazing. The edge of the saucer has a small chip or glaze loss which we show in the 7th photo. In addition, the handle has spots of minor flaking to the glaze which we show in the last two photos. Finally as is the case with all these primitive old redware pieces, the piece also has a few of the usual defects you would expect such as pops, unglazed areas and uneven spots. Never the less this is a beautiful piece in great shape. Please view photos to appreciate the beauty of this rare piece and for additional condition information.