JOHN BELL POTTERY Auction Highlights

Matched Pair of Redware Spaniels, Stamped "JOHN BELL," Waynesboro, PA
$42,550
Matched Pair of Redware Spaniels, Stamped "JOHN BELL," Waynesboro, PA
WORLD AUCTION RECORD: JOHN BELL REDWARE (By Lot)
07/20/2013
JOHN W. BELL / Waynesboro, Pa Redware Whippet Figure
$41,800
JOHN W. BELL / Waynesboro, Pa Redware Whippet Figure
WORLD AUCTION RECORD, BELL FAMILY REDWARE
05/21/2005
John Bell Redware Dog Figure
$19,550
John Bell Redware Dog Figure
03/05/2011
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Flower Urn & Saucer, Bright Green Glaze
$14,950
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Flower Urn & Saucer, Bright Green Glaze
11/03/2007
JOHN BELL, Waynesboro, PA Redware Whippet Dog
$14,950
JOHN BELL, Waynesboro, PA Redware Whippet Dog
01/30/2010
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Stoneware Pitcher
$10,450
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Stoneware Pitcher
11/05/2005

$10,350
'C.F. Bell / 1857' JOHN BELL (Waynesboro) Stoneware Quart Jug
07/21/2012
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO, Pennsylvania Redware Spaniel Dog
$9,200
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO, Pennsylvania Redware Spaniel Dog
10/31/2009
JOHN BELL, Waynesboro, PA Stoneware Pitcher
$7,920
JOHN BELL, Waynesboro, PA Stoneware Pitcher
05/21/2005
Early "JOHN BELL," Waynesboro, PA Stoneware Jug
$7,590
Early "JOHN BELL," Waynesboro, PA Stoneware Jug
10/31/2009
JOHN BELL Redware Jug (Waynesboro, PA)
$6,325
JOHN BELL Redware Jug (Waynesboro, PA)
10/30/2004
I. BELL (John Bell, Waynesboro, PA) Redware Ale Mug
$6,095
I. BELL (John Bell, Waynesboro, PA) Redware Ale Mug
11/03/2007
JOHN BELL Redware Butter Tub (Waynesboro, PA)
$6,038
JOHN BELL Redware Butter Tub (Waynesboro, PA)
05/31/2008
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Stoneware Dish
$5,775
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Stoneware Dish
05/20/2006
Redware Mug, attributed to John Bell, Chambersburg, PA
$5,635
Redware Mug, attributed to John Bell, Chambersburg, PA
05/19/2007
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO, PA Redware Spaniel Dated 1874
$5,405
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO, PA Redware Spaniel Dated 1874
04/10/2010
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Pottery Large-Sized Flowerpot
$5,175
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Pottery Large-Sized Flowerpot
05/31/2008
Snow Hill Nunnery Redware Bowl, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA
$5,175
Snow Hill Nunnery Redware Bowl, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA
07/19/2014
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Heavily-Decorated Lidded Stoneware Crock
$5,175
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Heavily-Decorated Lidded Stoneware Crock
07/19/2014
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO (Pennsylvania) Stoneware Crock
$4,950
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO (Pennsylvania) Stoneware Crock
05/21/2005
"Myrtle E Bell / Made by C.F. Bell" Redware Flowerpot (JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO)
$4,830
"Myrtle E Bell / Made by C.F. Bell" Redware Flowerpot (JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO)
07/16/2011
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO PA Redware Bowl
$4,675
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO PA Redware Bowl
07/17/2004
JOHN BELL Redware Pottery Vase w/ Vibrant Green Glaze
$4,620
JOHN BELL Redware Pottery Vase w/ Vibrant Green Glaze
11/05/2005
Redware Jar w/ Elaborate Three-Color Slip Decoration, attrib. John Bell, Chambersburg, PA
$4,600
Redware Jar w/ Elaborate Three-Color Slip Decoration, attrib. John Bell, Chambersburg, PA
07/20/2013
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO, Pennsylvania, Stoneware Butter Crock
$4,070
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO, Pennsylvania, Stoneware Butter Crock
07/17/2004
JOHN BELL (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Match Safe
$4,025
JOHN BELL (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Match Safe
05/31/2008
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Jug, Inscribed "Made by C.F. Bell / Sept. 19, 1884"
$4,025
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Jug, Inscribed "Made by C.F. Bell / Sept. 19, 1884"
07/20/2013
I. BELL (John Bell, Waynesboro, PA) Redware Bowl
$4,025
I. BELL (John Bell, Waynesboro, PA) Redware Bowl
07/19/2014
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO, Pennsylvania Stoneware Crock
$3,910
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO, Pennsylvania Stoneware Crock
11/03/2007
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Pottery Pitcher
$3,850
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Pottery Pitcher
05/20/2006
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO "1863" Stoneware Jug
$3,680
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO "1863" Stoneware Jug
07/11/2009
JOHN BELL Redware Pottery Cream Pitcher
$3,575
JOHN BELL Redware Pottery Cream Pitcher
07/17/2004
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Jug
$3,565
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Jug
05/31/2008
JOHN BELL Redware Lidded Ale Mug
$3,450
JOHN BELL Redware Lidded Ale Mug
05/31/2008
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Butter Tub
$3,450
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Butter Tub
05/31/2008
J. BELL (John Bell, Waynesboro, PA) Redware Butter Crock
$3,450
J. BELL (John Bell, Waynesboro, PA) Redware Butter Crock
01/30/2010
Miniature JOHN BELL Stoneware Pitcher
$3,335
Miniature JOHN BELL Stoneware Pitcher
05/31/2008
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Turk
$3,300
JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Turk's Head Mold
07/17/2004
John Bell who, along with his sons, potted in Waynesboro, PA, is one of the primary names in the history of Pennsylvania utilitarian pottery production. Bell made stoneware, well-decorated or otherwise particularly well-executed examples of which are highly regarded by collectors and museums. (You can see some of these finer stoneware pieces above.) But John Bell is best known for his redware, covered in colorful glazes and often fashioned into interesting and unusual forms. A molded figure of a whippet dog--a form for which Bell and also his relatives down in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia are well known--made by Bell's son, John W. Bell, sold at our auction in 2005 for what remains the World Auction Record for a piece of Bell family redware (from either Waynesboro or Virginia). (For the related work of the Bell potters in Strasburg, VA see Shenandoah Valley Pottery.)

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Pair of John Bell (Waynesboro, Pennsylvania) Antique Redware Pottery Spaniels

Mark discusses a very fine pair of molded redware / earthenware spaniel dog figures made by prolific Waynesboro, Pennysylvania, potter John Bell. Other prolific Bell family members include John's father, Peter Bell (of Hagerstown, MD and Winchester, VA), and John's brothers, Solomon and Samuel Bell (of Winchester, VA and Strasburg, VA). This pair will be sold as part of our landmark July 20, 2013 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

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