Date: ca. 1887 - 1889
Note how the frame's two decorative borders give it added interest and almost a sense of playfulness. Anthony Bacher marked some of his objects twice, and this picture frame is an example. In this case, both marks are in the form of a stamp that the potter impressed into the wet clay before it was fired. Unlike some of the objects that Bacher made and stamped twice, here the stamps are identical; both appear on the back of the frame. Based on the specific wording of these marks, Bacher likely made this object during the last two years of his life.
Medium: Earthenware, with lead and manganese glaze
Inscriptions: Stamped "A W BACHER" / "WINCHESTER VA."
Dimensions: H: 13 1/4 x W: 12 3/5 x D: 1 1/10 in.
Place: Winchester, Virginia
Collection: Shenandoah Valley Collection
Category: Ceramics - Earthenware
Purchased in 2002 from Sidney Gecker.