SOLOMON BELL Slip-Decorated Redware Flowerpot (Strasburg, Virginia)

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 356

Price Realized: $600.00

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

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Slip-Decorated Redware Flowerpot, Stamped "SOLOMON BELL," Strasburg, VA origin, circa 1875, tapered pot with semi-rounded rim and original drain hole in underside, the surface dipped in whitish slip and decorated with brushed manganese slip floral motifs on the front and reverse. Impressed with Solomon Bell maker's mark on shoulder. This stamp is presumably his three-line mark, which reads, "SOLOMON BELL / STRASBURG / Va," although the manner in which it was impressed left the second two lines absent. Very nice condition with a 3 1/4" hairline from rim, a second short, faint line from rim, and minor rim wear. H 6 3/4" ; Diam. (across rim) 5 1/2".

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