2 Gal. BELL (Shenandoah Valley of Virginia) Stoneware Crock with Leafy Vine Decoration

March 1, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 47

Price Realized: $1,322.50

($1,150 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Scarce and Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Foliate Decoration, Stamped "BELL," Shenandoah Valley of Virginia origin, 19th century, squat-shaped, ovoid jar with flared collar and ribbed lug handles, decorated with a boldly-brushed vine with large leaves, extending between the handles on the front and reverse. A visually-appealing example with vibrant cobalt. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently discovered in North Carolina. Chipping to one handle. A shallow chip and minor nick to rim. A shallow 1 1/4" flake to base. A few firing flaws to one side.

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