Lot 509
  • 509

Rare glazed red earthenware leaf silhouette resist plate, Conrad Kolb Ranninger (1809-1869) Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, dated 1838

Estimate
10,000 - 20,000 USD
Sold
10,000 USD
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Description

  • LEAF SILHOUETTE RESIST PLATE
  • Glazed red earthenware
Surface incised: June the 2, 1838; underside incised: June the 23 1838/ Conrad K. Ranninger / Montgomery County

Provenance

Mrs. N. McLean Seabrease
Jess Pavey, Detroit, Michigan
Garth's Auctions Inc., Delaware, Ohio, "The Jess Pavey Collection," October 1967, lot 553

Literature

American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum, p. 140, figs. 101A-B

Catalogue Note

Conrad Ranninger expanded his applications of the leaf resist to include decorative patterns cut from paper. Paper cutting was a popular craft known commonly among many Pennsylvania German communities as Scherenschnitte.
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