IMPORTANT STAMPED "BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA" SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA POLYCHROME-GLAZED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE WASH BOWL AND PITCHER

Item/Auction Attributes

Anthony Wise Baecher, Winchester, VA
1860-1889
Remarkably well preserved, bowl with a shallow, approximately 1" diameter, chip/glaze spall to the upper handle edges and rear center scroll, two manufacturing glaze pops to rim, and two small manufacturing losses to soap dish between holes which is glazed over, pitcher with light wear to rim and a section of the foot reattached, which does not affect the interior
Bowl 6 3/4" h overall, 14 1/4" wide; pitcher 13" h, 5" dia foot
From a Maryland private collection formed in the 1950s
$20,000.00
$30,000.00
This extremely rare bowl and pitcher is the prototype for the much more commonly seen examples produced by the Eberlys in Strasburg a decade later. According to Comstock, Lorenzo Fleet was working at Baecher's shop during and after the Civil War and was probably responsible for introducing this distinctive form to Eberly during his employment there from about 1877 to 1885
Parallels Rice & Stoudt, pl. VII, fig. 285