An Elers redware beaker, circa 1690-98

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An Elers redware beaker, circa 1690-98

Sold for £ 6,500 (US$ 8,989) inc. premium
An Elers redware beaker, circa 1690-98
Slip-cast with a delicately tapering rim, applied in relief with three fine flowering sprigs, 8.3cm high (small chip to rim)

Footnotes

  • Exhibited in the NCS Exhibitions in Stoke-on-Trent Museum in 1982 and 1989, also in the ECC Vauxhall Exhibition in 2007, illustrated by Roger Massey in the exhibition catalogue 'Ceramics at Vauxhall', p.29. Another example of this rare shape from the W.W. Winkworth collection is illustrated by W.B.Honey in his paper Elers Ware (1934), ECC Trans Pt.2, pl.1b. Another is in the collection of Temple Newsam House, Leeds. A further example is in the Dresden porcelain collection by direct decent from the original collection of Augustus the Strong. Augustus appreciated Elers stoneware at the time his alchemists were experimenting to perfect early Meissen red stoneware.
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