Redware Mug, attributed to John Bell, Chambersburg, PA

May 19, 2007 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 51

Price Realized: $5,880.00

($4,900 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare and Important Cobalt, Manganese, and Tin Glazed Redware Mug, attributed to John Bell, Chambersburg, PA, circa 1830, ovoid, jar-shaped mug with ribbed handle, decorated with cobalt and manganese sponging over a white tin ground. Excellent coloration and very rare usage of cobalt and tin glazes. Unusual small size. John Bell pottery from this period of production is considered very difficult-to-find. Pictured in Comstock, p. 131, figure 4. Rim chips and expected wear. H 4 1/2".

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