Exceptional John Bell Redware Pottery Dog Figure

March 5, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 47

Price Realized: $19,550.00
($17,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).

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March 5, 2011 Auction Catalog

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Exceptional Large-Sized Redware Figure of a Seated Dog with Basket, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, mid 19th century, the hand-modeled figure of a dog with incised face and coat, seated on oval base. In its mouth, the dog holds a basket of apples, embellished with elaborate impressed and incised details. An incised collar with impressed circles adorns the dogs neck. The figure rattles when shaken, created by loose pieces of clay forced inside the cavity of the figure prior to firing. Base with elaborate border of impressed circles, along with an impressed and incised floral design extending underneath the dog. Surface decorated with manganese and covered in a clear lead glaze with some traces of yellow. A desirable large-sized figure, executed with great attention to detail and attributed to one of the nation’s most admired makers of redware animals. The dog is firmly attributed to Bell based on its form, as well as the distinctive impressed decorations on the base, basket, and apples. One of the finest examples of John Bell pottery to be offered at auction in recent years. Provenance: Ex-Collection Paul Flack, Holicong, PA. Professionally-restored handles to basket. A few base chips. Typical wear to ears, nose, and tail. H 6 1/4" ; Length 6".


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