Rare SOLOMON BELL / STRASBURG / VA Redware Chimney Flue Liner

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 84

Price Realized: $57.50

($50 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Large-Sized Shenandoah Valley Redware Chimney Flue Liner, Stamped "SOLOMON BELL / STRASBURG / Va," circa 1870, cylindrical flue line with tooled shoulder and flattened rim, impressed with Solomon Bell maker's mark at shoulder. Though numerous flue liners are known by Solomon's brother, John Bell of Waynesboro, PA, those produced by the Bells of Strasburg are considered rare. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a Southeastern Virginia collection amassed decades ago. Loss to rim. Two rim chips, measuring 1 1/4" and 1 1/2". 8" and 6" Two cracks, measuring 8" and 6", extending up from base. Some old blue paint at rim. H 12 1/8".

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