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