Very Rare Moravian Redware Lady Bottle with Tortoiseshell Glaze


Redware refers to a utilitarian style of earthenware pottery using clay with a high iron content, which turns reddish-brown when fired. Mass-produced redware was made in Europe, the form became especially popular in the American colonies, as the clay was abundant and redware products were affordable.

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Bottle by Taxile Maximin Doat (French, 1851–1938)


Pâte-sur-pâte is a French term meaning “paste on paste”. It is a method of porcelain decoration in which a relief design is created on an unfired, unglazed body by applying successive layers of white slip (liquid clay) with a brush. The effect is somewhat similar to other types of relief decoration (sprigging).

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