Outstanding S. BELL & SON / STRASBURG, VA Multi-Glazed Redware Cream Jar

July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 71

Price Realized: $2,760.00

($2,400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Jar with Coggled Rim, Stamped "S. BELL & SON / STRASBURG," Virginia origin, circa 1890, ovoid jar with heavily-coggled rim, the surface covered in a yellowish slip and decorated with an alternating pattern of three copper daubs and one large manganese daub. Interior and exterior surface covered in a clear lead glaze. Impressed with S. BELL & SON maker's mark below rim. Excellent color and decoration. A fine example of Bell family redware, and one of the finest examples of the form we have ever offered. Typical wear to rim. Two minor surface flakes on reverse, some staining and light wear to surface. H 9".

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