Fine Painted Redware Figure of a Whippet, attrib. John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, c1840-50

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 121

Price Realized: $5,310.00

($4,500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Fine Painted Redware Figure of a Whippet, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, circa 1840-1850, molded figure of a whippet with collar and crossed paws, reclining atop an oblong base. Surface with outstanding original silver paint applied to dog and green paint on base. Delicately-brushed black paint forms the figure's eyes, eyelashes, whiskers, and claws. Red-painted highlight to mouth. The molded redware whippet remains one of the most iconic Bell family forms, one which rarely comes to market. This particular figure survives in remarkable condition and carries an impeccable provenance and publication history. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor about twenty-five years ago. Literature: Illustrated in Comstock, The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, p. 154, fig. 4.210. Excellent condition with only minimal paint wear. L 9 1/2" ; H 6 1/2".

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