Exceptional JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Miniature Stoneware Pitcher

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 179

Price Realized: $1,888.00

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

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Exceptional Small-Sized Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'", attributed to Charles Frederick Bell at the John Bell Pottery, Waynesboro, PA, circa 1857, ovoid form with footed base and tooled rim, decorated on the left and right sides of the body with two brushed tulips. Collar decorated with brushed cobalt stripes. Additional cobalt stripe decoration to handle. Impressed on shoulder with John Bell maker's mark. The distinctive tulip motif indicates this pitcher was decorated by John Bell's son, Charles Frederick Bell (1840-1899). An important small-sized stoneware jug, inscribed "C.F. Bell 1857" and stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'", sold as lot 117 in Crocker Farm, Inc.'s July 21, 2012 auction, bears the same floral motif, stripe-decorated collar, and stripe decoration along the handle. A rare and desirable form, potted in an exceptional size. Two small spout chips. A small flake to interior of collar. H 5 3/8".


Exceptional JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Miniature Stoneware PitcherExceptional JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Miniature Stoneware PitcherExceptional JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Miniature Stoneware PitcherExceptional JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Miniature Stoneware PitcherExceptional JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Miniature Stoneware Pitcher

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