Outstanding JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO, PA Stoneware Pitcher w/ Elaborate Decoration

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 232

Price Realized: $1,800.00

($1,500 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'," PA origin, circa 1850-1880, ovoid pitcher with footed base, tooled collar, and wide-mouthed spout, decorated around the body with a series of boldly-brushed spotted tulips flanking a central four-petaled blossom. Heavy swag decoration to collar. Foliate decoration to handle and flanking the base of the handle. Impressed with John Bell maker's mark at the shoulder, underscored by a two-gallon capacity mark. A highly-prized Bell stoneware form, potted in a desirable large size, and featuring strong decoration. A thin sealed crack across underside, extending 5 1/2" up one side and 2" up opposite side. Two rim chips on reverse. H 13 1/2".

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