Att. Samuel Bell, Winchester, Virginia, Stoneware Crock

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 66

Price Realized: $345.00

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

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Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, atributed to Samuel Bell, Winchester, VA, circa 1843, ovoid jar with tall collar and distinctive ribbed lug handles, decorated on the front and reverse with a finely-brushed tulip plant with blossoms in various stages of bloom. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Form and decoration characteristic of the work of Samuel Bell, during his tenure at the shop of his father, Peter, in Winchester. Few signed or attributed Samuel Bell jars of this size are known. Rim chips. Two chips to one handle. A few smaller chips to opposite handle. 4 1/2" crack on underside, continuing approximately 8 1/2" up one decorated side of jar, where it forms a Y.

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