Very Rare Glazed Redware Cat Figure att. John Bell, Waynesboro, PA

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 344

Price Realized: $1,495.00

($1,300 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Lead-and-Manganese-Glazed Redware Figure of a Cat, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, circa 1850-1880, molded figure of a seated cat on an oblong base with incised details to eyes, muzzle, and feet. Surface decorated with streaks of manganese over bright orange clay and covered in a clear lead glaze. Hollow underside. An exceptionally rare Bell animal form. Few examples are ever available on the secondary market. Professionally-restored ears. Three professionally-restored base chips. A glazed-over 5/8" line in base. Minor surface wear. H 5".




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