"1840, attributed to Henry Grady of Somerset County, sold at Pook & Pook in October for $59,250."
Serious collectors will seek out larger pieces and unusual shapes, colorful slip designs, and incised inscriptions that add context. Pook explained, "You want to have some sort of slip decoration - wavy lines, for example - and the more ornate that is, the higher the price."
The redware display ties into the current exhibition at Winterthur, "Paint, Pattern and People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1725-1850." An expedition to both museums makes a perfect day's outing.
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