Lot of Three: Strasburg, VA Stoneware Jars incl. SOLOMON BELL / STRASBURG / VA Cream Jar

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 115

Price Realized: $230.00

($200 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Three Bell Family Stoneware Jars, Strasburg, VA origin, circa 1870-1900, a one-gallon stoneware jar with cobalt swag and hanging floral motif, attributed to Solomon Bell; a half-gallon jar with cobalt swag decoration, attributed to S. Bell & Son; and a one-gallon bowl-shaped jar, stamped "SOLOMON BELL / Strasburg / Va.". Unsigned Solomon Bell jar in excellent condition with a faint, short Y-shaped line at base. Unsigned S. Bell & Son jar in excellent condition with a few minor rim chips. Signed Solomon Bell jar with large glued crack below maker's mark, including two reglued slivers at surface, as well as a minor in-the-firing rim chip.

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