Exceptional Snow Hill Nunnery Redware Bowl, att. John Bell, Waynesboro, PA

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 343

Price Realized: $5,175.00

($4,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Snow Hill Nunnery Redware Bowl with Green and Yellow Slip Star Decoration, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, circa 1840, with rounded sides an stepped rim molding, the interior profusely-decorated with a large eight-pointed star applied in green and cream colored slip. Central star motif is surrounded by alternating bands of green-colored slip stripes and wavy cream-colored slip lines. In terms of decoration and condition, this example is one of the finer bowls among the Snow Hill group known. Provenance: Ex-Paul Flack collection; originally found among the contents of the Snow Hill Nunnery near Quincy, Franklin County, PA, and sold at Horst Auction in 1997. Very nice condition with a 1" shallow flake near top edge, a tiny chip to exterior of rim, and other minimal wear. H 2 1/4" ; Diameter 10 5/8".

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