Bell Family, Strasburg, VA Redware Hunt Scene Pitcher

October 31, 2009 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 256

Price Realized: $1,092.50

($950 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Glazed Redware Hunt Scene Pitcher, Incised "Bell," attributed to Solomon Bell, Strasburg, VA, circa 1865, molded pitcher with twig-form handle and raised designs of dogs attacking a boar and deer, the surface covered in clear lead glaze over an olive and orange ground. Underside incised "Bell" in script. This rare pitcher was copied by the Bells from a form designed by mold-maker Charles Coxon for the Edwin Bennett Pottery in Baltimore, MD. For similar examples, see Comstock, p. 220. Heavy chips to interior base. Provenance: William Kelly Young Collection. In-the-firing lines on underside, which do not extend through to interior. Rim chip, tiny base chip, additional larger chip near base, and small spots of wear to surface. H 7 1/2".

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