Figure of a Seated Dog, Anthony Bacher
Anthony Wise Bacher (1824-1889)
Redware, manganese glaze
H: 6.25"; L: 7"; D:3"
Outstanding redware figure of a seated dog with applied coleslaw fur. Aspects of the dog, including the face and muzzle, applied fur, and base are all consistent with Bacher's work. The figure is nicely modeled with a confident stance and a wonderful facial expression displaying an alert and happy countenance. Retains an old museum accession label.
Bacher was a Frederick Co, VA potter who is credited with bringing German ceramic designs to the Shenandoah Valley where he worked from 1854 until his death in 1889.