Very Fine Small-Sized Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 324

Price Realized: $1,180.00

($1,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Small-Sized Shenandoah Valley Redware Cream Pitcher, attributed to S. Bell & Sons, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890, squat-shaped, ovoid pitcher with footed base and flared collar, decorated with heavy streaks of copper and manganese over a yellow ground and covered in a clear lead glaze. The use of yellow base clay, as opposed to a cream-colored slip coating, is indicative of pieces produced at the S. Bell & Sons shop. Exceptional form, size, and color. Very nice condition with light wear to rim, a 5/8" base chip, a small base chip, and some other minor base wear. H 3 3/4".

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