Very Rare Miniature JOHN BELL Redware Pitcher and Bowl Set (Waynesboro, PA origin)

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 176

Price Realized: $1,770.00

($1,500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Miniature Glazed Redware Pitcher and Bowl Set, Stamped "JOHN BELL", Waynesboro, PA origin, circa 1850-1880, finely-potted pitcher with footed base, ovoid body, and narrow spout with flared opening, the surface decorated with sponged manganese over a light orange ground and covered in a clear lead glaze. Includes original bowl with footed base, rounded sides, and tooled rim, the surface decorated with sponged manganese and covered in a clear lead glaze. Pitcher impressed "JOHN BELL" on underside. Bowl unmarked. An outstanding set, likely made as a child's toy. Provenance: Dr. Raymond L. Owen Collection. Pitcher in very nice condition with light wear to rim and minuscule wear to handle. Bowl in excellent condition with a minor rim nick. H (of pitcher) 4 3/4". ; H (of bowl) 2 3/8" ; Diameter (of bowl) 5 3/8".

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