Scarce S. BELL & SON / STRASBURG, VA Redware Cream Jar w/ Manganese Decoration

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 244

Price Realized: $180.00

($150 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Scarce One-Gallon Glazed Redware Jar, Stamped "S. BELL & SON. / STRASBURG," VA origin, circa 1890, ovoid jar with squared rim, the lead-glazed surface decorated with splashed manganese over a mottled orange. Impressed with S. Bell & Sons maker's mark at shoulder. The orange-and-brown color scheme of this jar is significantly rarer than the three-color multi-glaze commonly seen by this maker. Tight cracks to one side of jar. Area of exfoliation to underside. A shallow chip to inner edge of rim. Wear to edges of rim. Some light surface wear and minor exfoliation to base area.

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