Rare 1938 Redware Small Bowl Cobalt Blue Glazed By Isaac Stahl Powder Valley, Pennsylvania
Description: A small size or miniature glazed redware bowl. The bowl has a small round and flat base with flared rounded sides terminating in an edged plain rim. The bowl is glazed on the inside with a beautiful and unusual cobalt blue colored glaze. However, the outside is not glazed but appears to have been burnished giving it a smooth finish. Please view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: March 20, 1938.
Origin: Powder Valley, Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: ~2" in diameter at the base, 4 5/8" diameter at the top, and 1 5/8" high. The bowl weighs almost 9 ounces.
Maker: Isaac Stahl.
Marks: Made By I. S. Stahl) 3-20; 1938 + incised in cursive calligraphy on the bottom of the base.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice small bowl of very unusual and rare color made by one of the best and most famous potters from Southeastern Pennsylvania. Very well done and would display very well.
Condition: Bowl is in very good condition given its age. It has no chips, cracks, hairlines, or repairs. The piece does have overall crazing and small spots of glaze loss through out the crazing which gives it a crackling look, just fantastic. Please view photos to appreciate the condition of this rare piece.
In Closing: This is a great small bowl with a very rare colored glaze which is beautiful, solid and in great shape after being around for over 70 years. The nice and unusual colored glazed surface makes it a very nice piece to display. This bowl deserves a prominent spot in any redware collection.