Extremely Rare Blacksburg, Virginia, Stoneware Crock Signed BODELL

March 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 324

Price Realized: $575.00

($500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar, Stamped "BODELL," Blacksburg, VA origin, late 19th century, pail-shaped form with flattened rim, decorated with a brushed cobalt swag. Shoulder impressed "BODELL," the maker's mark of Blacksburg, Va potter, David Bodell, and his sons, Ed and Worth. This jar is the first example of Bodell pottery we have offered. For more information on this pottery, see The Smithfield Review, Studies in the history of the region west of the Blue Ridge, Volume IX, 2005. Jar is out of round with a glazed-over base chip and a small, in-the-firing rim chip. H 8 1/4".

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