July 19, 2008 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 129

Price Realized: $5,175.00
($4,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).

July 19, 2008 Auction Catalog

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Rare Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Bowl Set, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, Va, circa 1890, wheel-thrown bowl with flared foot, ribbed open handles with modeled clay screw heads applied to front and balls of clay at rear, the bowl's back with coiled clay ornamentation and applied soapdish with coggled edge. Includes original pitcher with upswept spout, ribbed and spurred handle, and flared foot. Surface of pitcher and bowl set covered in cream-colored slip and decorated with splashed copper and manganese glazes. Clear lead overglaze. A highly desirable Shenandoah pottery form. Bowl with approximately 8" loss to foot on reverse. Severe cracks in underside and exterior of bowl, which do not go through to interior. Flaking to interior of bowl. Pitcher with 1" base chip and other minor base wear. Light glaze wear to handle. 1/2" spout chip and other, much smaller chips to spout. Diameter (of bowl) 13" ; H (of pitcher) 11".