Redware Pie Plate Antique Lead Glazed from Southeastern Pennsylvania
Date: Late 1700's or early 1800's.
Origin: Southeastern Pennsylvania Size: 7 1/4" in diameter and 1 5/8" deep.
Marks: No markings.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is an antique and very nice pie plate. The very nice dark patina on the back of the plate combined with the loss of the glaze and utensil marks on the inside are an indication that this plate has been around for a long time and has been used extensively. It is a wonder that it is still in one piece. A beautiful, solid and in great shape plate after being around for almost 200 years. The nice colored glaze and the character this plate makes it a very nice piece to display in your collection.
Condition: Plate is in very good condition given its age and its utilitarian function. It has no hairlines, breaks, cracks, or repairs. It does have losses to the glaze and many utensil marks. The back has bubbled off and lost some surface material and gained a dark black coloring from use. It also has several small old but small chips to the rim and to the external edge of the rim. It also has a sort of large old chip to the edge of the rim that has probably been there for a long time and hence the fact that it is black in coloring (see third photo). However, these chips are old and have darkened over the years and really add character to the plate. These chips can be clearly seen in the photos. Finally as is the case with all these primitive old redware pieces, the plate also has very few of the usual defects you would expect such as pops, unglazed areas and uneven spots. Please view the photos for additional condition information.