Anthony Bacher Attributed Lead And Manganese-Glaz
ANTHONY BACHER ATTRIBUTED LEAD AND MANGANESE-GLAZED EARTHENWARE WASH BASIN, rear soap dish with two applied birds and a central coleslaw stack, two stamp-decorated twisted rope-like open handles, rim stamped with eight-petal rosettes. Glaze ranges from a black brown to a chocolate brown.. Third quarter 19th century. 7 1/4" h overall, 5 1/2" h rear rim, 3 1/4" h front rim, 12" dia overall, 7 1/2" dia base
Reference: See Comstock, pp. 166, 167, for other pieces from Bacher's "Black Period". Parallels Manger, p. 63.
Provenance: Formerly from a prominent Virginia collection.
Note: A truly outstanding example in both condition and form.
Exceptional condition showing only a few very minor glaze flakes and some light wear and crazing to interior.