Outstanding Glazed JOHN BELL (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Butter Tub

July 16, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 237

Price Realized: $2,070.00

($1,800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Glazed Redware Butter Tub, Stamped "JOHN BELL", Waynesboro, PA, circa 1840-1880, featuring raised banding to the midsection and base, the rim with serrated coggling, fitted with open clay handles simulating twisted rope. Underside with three molded and applied feet. Rim and handles decorated with reddish-brown manganese sponging. Surface covered in a clear lead glaze over a yellow clay ground with iron flecking throughout. Impressed "JOHN BELL" on shoulder. Featuring a petite size, striking yellow clay, and delicately-rouletted rim, this butter tub is possibly the finest Bell example of its form we have ever offered. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor in the mid 1990s. Four small chips to bottom edge of rim. A thin 2 1/2" crack from rim. H 3 3/4" ; Diameter 6 3/8".


Outstanding Glazed JOHN BELL (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Butter TubOutstanding Glazed JOHN BELL (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Butter TubOutstanding Glazed JOHN BELL (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Butter TubOutstanding Glazed JOHN BELL (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Butter Tub

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