JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Jug with Sponged Manganese Decoration

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 24

Price Realized: $2,645.00

($2,300 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional One-Gallon Redware Jug with Profuse Sponged Manganese Decoration, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'," PA origin, circa 1850-1880, semi-ovoid jug with wide spout and applied strap handle, the entire surface decorated with heavy reddish-brown manganese sponging over a yellowish ground and covered in a clear lead glaze. Impressed with John Bell maker's mark at shoulder. This beautifully-glazed example survives in remarkable condition. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 10 1/4".

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