JOHN BELL Redware Butter Tub (Waynesboro, PA)

May 31, 2008 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 37

Price Realized: $6,037.50

($5,250 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Small-Sized Redware Butter Tub with Rope Handles, Stamped "JOHN BELL," circa 1850, wheel-thrown tub with tooled base and shoulder, fitted with arching clay handles at the rim resembling twisted rope. Tub rests on three feet. Surface decorated with sponged manganese over a yellow ground. Impressed with John Bell maker's mark below one handle. Outstanding color and size. Mint condition. H 4 1/8" ; Diameter 6 1/2".

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