Outstanding JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO 1871 Celadon-Glazed Stoneware Jar w/ Salt-Glazed Lid

Summer 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 148

Price Realized: $900.00

($750 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Lidded Stoneware Butter Crock with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, Dated "1871," Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'," PA origin, 1871, squat-shaped, cylindrical crock with squared rim, decorated around the body with a series of brushed spotted tulip motif, along with the date "1871" at base. Surface covered in a heavy lead glaze, producing a celadon finish. Includes original salt-glazed lid with cobalt decoration, stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'". The crock features wonderful cobalt decoration and Bell's scarce lead glaze, while its original lid is salt-glazed. Small amounts of salt glazing on Bell's lead-glazed stoneware indicate both his salt and lead glazed pieces were fired in the same kiln. The unusual size of the crock and perfect fit of the lid indicates the two were made together. A thin 3" crack from rim. A base chip. Lid in excellent, essentially as-made condition. H (excluding lid) 5 7/8" ; Diam. 6 3/4".

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