Very Fine "JOSEPH ENTERLINE / 1864" Redware Lidded Jar w/ Bold Copper Glaze (Dauphin Co, PA)

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 15

Price Realized: $3,068.00
($2,600 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium).

July 22, 2017 Auction Catalog

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Exceedingly Rare Copper-Glazed Redware Jar with Lid, Impressed "JOSEPH ENTERLINE / 1864", Washington Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania origin, 1864, ovoid jar with footed base, coggled rim, distinctive pocket handles, and incised banding throughout, the surface covered in a mottled green, lead-and-copper glaze. Jar includes original lead-and-copper glazed lid with molded flower blossom finial. Underside of jar impressed "JOSEPH ENTERLINE / 1864". Joseph Enterline is listed as a potter, aged 21, in the 1860 census of Washington Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. This work is the only signed example that we have seen by this potter, whose abilities are revealed in the jar's fine potting and beautiful glaze. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased from the Stradlings in the 1970s. One handle professionally restored. Some surface wear to body of jar. Some wear to edge of one handle. Expected minor wear to inner rim for lid. A large, shallow in-the-firing flake / contact mark to underside. A 7/8" base chip and two other, minor base chips. Lid with expected light wear. H (including lid) 10 1/4".


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