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c1860 Large Yellowware Bowl with White Slip wide Band and Brown Mocha Borders
Antique large 19th century yellowware bowl (aka yellow ware, yellow-ware, yelloware, etc.) with a nice rounded rolled rim, protruding foot ring and a broad band of white slip that is tastefully accented with reddish-brown slip trailed borders. This huge antique bowl is even larger than many 19th century platters. The slip bands lines are visibly thick and rise up from the surface, and this is an attribute not present on many post 1900 banded yellowwares. Also, the base on this bowl is recessed upward so that the bowl sits on a tall angular foot ring that is also rolled and rounded. This foot ring feature was dropped from the production of domestic US yellowware bowls by 1900. The last photo shows how much larger the bowl listed here is when placed next to a 1900s Brush-McCoy type 9 5/8 inch bowl (the McCoy bowl is not for sale here, you are only purchasing the large yelloware bowl with the broad white slip band bordered with reddish-brown slip).
The large bowl listed here also displays several other 19th century attributes (characteristics from the mid to late 1800s) that include an underscored rim, strong tan-yellow glaze with fine iron-oxide inclusions and a couple of production flaws (see condition notes below). The rim, base and bands all suggest that this bowl is an American product and it may have been produced by a pottery in Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland or New England. Some collectors call the brown bands 'mocha' after the use of this term to describe various brown slip trail designs often seen on 19th century pottery. So whether you are a beginning collector, established dealer, or simply enjoy displaying yellowware as kitchen accents, you will be hard pressed to find a larger bowl for less, especially one with a full satisfaction guarantee like Docs Antiques or simply return this bowl for refund (see return policy details).
SIZE: This bowl stands a full 5 3/4 inches tall and has a rim diameter of 12 3/8 inches and a 6 3/8 inch diameter foot ring. The base is recessed upward about 5/16 inches. While there are many 8, 9, 10 and 11 inch diameter yellowware bowls, finding antique examples in good condition larger than 12 inches across is becoming much harder today since fewer were produced and even fewer have survived.
CONDITION: This bowl is in very good condition with a clean, bright glaze and modest wear suggesting that the bowl was primarily used for show or special occasions rather than daily food preparation. It has no repairs or restorations and just two short, very tight 1 inch hairlines along the rim (see Photo #6 with pencil pointing to the more visible hairline). There is also an 1-inch chip on the footring (see Photo #7 with pencil pointing to footring - chip is mainly on the side of foot ring) and a 2 inch glaze production defect on the inside of the bowl where another vessel placed inside this bowl apparently leaned up against this bowl during firing in the kiln leaving a small oval bare spot or contact flaw lacking glaze (see all photos). The spot is located at the 12:00 o'clock position on the bowl in Photo #3 where the whole bowl is viewed looking straight down and the full inside is shown (spot is also shown up close in Photo #8). Finally, there is a small indentation on the underside of the base that was also caused by hand made production (bowl was bumped while the clay was still soft). This small dent does not show unless the bowl is placed upside. Despite any of these declarations, this bowl displays exceptionally and would certainly be a nice addition to any collection. Should its buyer disagree, then she/he may simply send the bowl back for a refund (see Docs return policy for full details).
RETURN POLICY: Satisfaction and peace of mind are fully guaranteed for this item -- and so you have the option to send this item back to me post marked within fourteen days of receipt to receive a refund minus shipping/insurance costs (a small sacrifice if you should simply change your mind). Of course, just let me know ahead by email that you wish to return your purchase. All returns must be received back in exactly the same condition that they were before original shipment was made and must retain security details intact. Fragile items are double boxed and so any item damaged during shipping within the US (all Domestic purchases) will need to be turned over to USPS staff and an insurance claim filed in a timely manner. Do not send back any item damaged by shipping since that will void the original insurance, instead contact me immediately for help. Finally, we have no items broken during shipping in the last eight years because we carefully double pack all fragile purchases.
SHIPPING: Insured USPS Standard Post shipping (standard Ground) to a secure address within the US mainland is $19.70 for this bowl (insurance and tracking are include in this total) . No handling or packing fees are charged and this large bowl will be sent well packed and fully insured. The cost of using a faster shipping option, USPS Priority mail is available (see Shipping Menu) . Shipping costs beyond the mainland US will be determined once your address details are provided and again they include only actual shipping charges (International patrons please send me your address for an e-mail quote to your location). I will be happy to combine items from multiple purchases at just the cost of the additional insurance on any second item when it is safe to do so and as long as they are shipped to a secure address.
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