Lot of Two: S. BELL & SON / STRASBURG Stoneware Jars w/ Manganese Decoration

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 264

Price Realized: $258.75

($225 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Two Manganese-Decorated Stoneware Jars, Stamped "S. BELL & SON / STRASBURG," VA origin, circa 1890, pair of one-gallon jars of similar cylindrical form with tooled shoulder and squared rim, decorated around the shoulder with brushed reddish-brown manganese swags. One in excellent, essentially as-made condition. The other with hairlines on underside, one of which extends 1" onto base, a dry whitish drip of in-the-firing residue to side, and a few rim chips, and a base chip.

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