Rare Multi-Glazed Redware Jug, Bell or Eberly, Strasburg, VA

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 509

Price Realized: $3,450.00

($3,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Fine and Rare Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Jug, attributed to J. Eberly & Co. or S. Bell & Sons, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890, small-sized ovoid jug with tooled spout and applied handle, the surface decorated with streaks of green and brown over a cream-colored slip ground and covered in a heavy lead glaze. A seldom-seen form in Strasburg redware, surviving in remarkable condition with vivid color and an excellent provenance. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased from the son of Alvin H. Rice, co-author of The Shenandoah Pottery. Rice catalog number in crayon on underside. Excellent condition with very minor surface wear. H 6".

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