6 Gal. JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Stoneware Jar w/ Bold Cobalt Floral Decoration

October 28, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 252

Price Realized: $1,003.00

($850 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Fine Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'", PA origin, circa 1850-1880, large-sized, ovoid jar with semi-rounded rim and heavily-ribbed, extruded handles, decorated on the front and reverse with two large boldly-brushed tulips with spotted ends. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Impressed at shoulder with John Bell maker's mark above an incised "6". Exceptional size with strong decoration in the classic John Bell style. Jar with a thin, partially restored crack, extending around much of base. A 3 3/4" hairline from rim. A few small chips to interior of rim. H 14".

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