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Rare 1941 Redware Ovoid Shaped Small Pot with Applied Ear Handles Glazed with Brown & Gray Coloring By Thomas Stahl Powder Valley Pennsylvania

  • $ 159.99

Description: A most beautiful in form and colors small redware pot. This glazed pot has two applied ear type handles on the sides near the top. The pot has a round flat base with curved sides rising to a shoulder, where the handles are attached. The sides then rise past the shoulder in a slightly rounded fashion and flare out and ending in a plain rim. The pot is colored in a light greenish brown color with grayish mottled appearance on the outside. The inside is also glazed and is greenish brown in color. The base of the pot is unglazed and shows the typical color of unglazed redware. It is marked as to the maker and the date it was made. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: September 2, 1941.

Origin: Powder Valley, Southeastern Pennsylvania

Size: The pot is ~2 1/2" in diameter at the base, ~3 1/2" diameter at the top, and is ~4 1/8" high. It is ~4 1/4" at its widest including the two handles. This is a substantial piece weighing almost 12 ounces.

Maker: Thomas Stahl.

Marks: Marked "Made in; Stahl Pottery; By Thomas Stahl; Sept 2-1941" incised in cursive calligraphy on the bottom of the base of the pot.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice unusual pot in form and color in very good condition after being around for over 70 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 pot is in very good condition with no breaks, cracks, hairlines, or chips. The glaze has a very fine crazing pattern that just gives the piece great character. 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 with one spot where the glaze did not cover a spot, which can be seen in the third photo to the left near the base and the fourth photo to the right near the base. Other than that the piece is great looking and would display very well in your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information.

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