Unusual 1940 Isaac Stahl Brown Colored Glazed Redware Miniature Deep Bowl
Origin: Powder Valley, Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The bowl is ~2 1/8" in diameter at the base, ~4 5/8" in diameter at the top, and is ~1 3/4" high. The piece weighs about 7.5 ounces.
Maker: Isaac Stahl.
Marks: Marked "Made By-I.S.Stahl ) 2 ) 6th" along the edge of the base in the outer circle and the year "1940" below in the central circle. See photos for additional details.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice piece in form and color that is in very good condition after being around for over 80 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 bowl is in very good condition with no cracks, hairlines, breaks, or repairs. It does have a small chip on the edge of the rim. The piece is all original with general crazing to the glaze and some of the usual 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 is rather unusual in the fact that the bottom of the inside shows general unevenness and has a gritty and rough appearance with some spots where you can see the bare redware where the coloring/glaze did not fully cover them. It also has what looks like pools where the coloring/glaze has pooled and set in little pools of concentrated color/glaze. The piece appears to have been colored on the exterior but lost most of the coloring. In addition, the piece has pencil writing on the exterior which can be seen in the photos. Be that as it may, the piece very nice and rather rare. It is worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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