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March 2015: Stoneware & Redware Pottery.
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Price Realized: $40.25 ($35 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).
Rockinghamware "REBEKAH AT THE WELL" Teapot, attributed to the Edwin Bennett Pottery, Baltimore, MD, circa 1860, with raised design of a woman retrieving water from a well, the surface covered in a streaked light brown glaze. Includes original lid with floral finial. Provenance: Descended in the family of Betty Cooley, the wife of potter, Richard Franklin "Polk" Bell. Hairlines and glaze flake on underside. Light wear to spout tip. Horizontal hairline in base of handle. Some blackish-colored crazing to surface. Significant damage to lid. H 7 3/4".
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