John Bell (Waynesboro, PA) Celadon Glazed Redware Jug

July 16, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 36

Price Realized: $1,092.50

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

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Very Rare Half-Gallon Celadon-Glazed Jug with Cobalt Swag and Spot Decoration, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO," PA origin, circa 1860, cylindrical jug with rounded shoulder, wide spout, and applied strap handle, decorated with a highly unusual brushed cobalt swag and spot design around the shoulder and cobalt dots along the handle, all applied over a greenish celadon glazed. The use of cobalt decoration over celadon is a rare and desirable treatment occassionally found on John Bell pottery. Excellent color and desirable small size. Provenance: A recently discovered example found in New England. Excellent condition with a hairline at base of handle. H 9 1/4".

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