JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Stoneware Canning Jar with Sponged Decoration

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 234

Price Realized: $840.00

($700 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Stoneware Canning Jar Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'," PA origin, circa 1850-1880, cylindrical jar with rounded shoulder and narrow opening with semi-squared rim, the shoulder decorated with sponged cobalt over a slip-coated ground. Additional fainter, streaked cobalt accents below. Impressed with John Bell maker's mark at shoulder. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a small in-the-firing surface chip (contact mark) near base. H 9 1/4".

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