JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO (Pennsylvania) Stoneware Crock

May 21, 2005 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 344

Price Realized: $4,950.00

($4,500 hammer, plus 10% buyer's premium)

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Rare Stoneware Cream Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO," circa 1850-1880, wide stoneware jar with large lug handles, decorated on the front and back with a leafy vine of dotted Bell-style tulips. Interestingly, this example incorporates two styles of John Bell tulips on the same vine. Handle terminals also decorated. A beautifully colored example with a whitish, slip-coated clay and bright cobalt decoration. Mint condition. Height 10 1/4".

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