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Plate

Object Number: 
1937.1474
Date: 
1870-1890
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. ( 4.4 x 24.8 cm )
Marks: 
written: in slip on plate: "S. Singer/Potter"
Description: 
Drape-molded redware plate with serrated edge; obverse decorated with large slip-trailed inscription under lead glaze.
Gallery Label: 
Simon Singer (d. 1894), an immigrant from Baden, Germany, worked in New York as a brickmaker before buying a pottery in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Redware potters seldom marked their wares and very rarely inscribed their name and trade prominently on the front.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group