Very Rare JOHN BELL (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Match Safe

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 125

Price Realized: $1,888.00

($1,600 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Glazed Redware Match Safe, Stamped "JOHN BELL," circa 1850, small-sized vessel with flared opening and pedestal base, glazed with sponged manganese and lead over a yellowish ground. Rim and base accented with incised lines. Impressed with John Bell maker's mark on underside. Excellent color and desirable size. Extremely rare form. Provenance: Dr. Raymond L. Owen Collection. Near mint condition with light wear to rim. H 3".

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