Redware Bear-with-Drum Figure

January 30, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 53

Price Realized: $2,875.00
($2,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).

January 30, 2010 Auction Catalog

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Outstanding and Very Rare Glazed Redware Figure of a Bear Holding a Slip-Decorated Drum, Pennsylvania origin, third quarter 19th century, large-sized, hand-modeled figure of a standing bear with incised fur, paws, and facial features. Eyes composed of impressed circles within ovals. A redware drum with strap hangs from the bear's shoulder, decorated with yellow slip, and incised with diagonal line design. Figure stands atop an oval base with circular border and an impressed floral design between the figure's legs. Figure rattles when shaken. Underside incised "18. C". Exceptional folk art form. Loss to one arm and one ear. Figure likely held a drumstick, which has since been lost. Reglued 2" x 7/8" piece of base at rear. H 6 1/2".


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