Rare SOLOMON BELL / STRASBURG / VA Slip-Decorated Redware Urn w/ Lion's Head Handles

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 222

Price Realized: $2,070.00

($1,800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Redware Lion's Head Urn with Copper and Manganese Floral Decoration, Stamped "SOLOMON BELL / STRASBURG / Va," circa 1875, skillfully-potted urn with ovoid body and dramatically-flared rim with coggled edge. Handles molded in form of lion's heads. Front and back decorated with an elaborate copper and manganese tulip design, applied over a white slip. Impressed on shoulder "SOLOMON BELL / STRASBURG / Va." Impressive form and decoration. Provenance: Crocker Farm, Inc., Wm. Kelly Young Collection, Jan. 30, 2010; Christie's, The John Gordon Collection of Folk Americana, Jan. 1999. Restoration to one lion's head. Light wear to opposite lion's head. Rim chips. A few base chips. H 15".

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