Rare 1/2 Gal. JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Stoneware Pitcher w/ Cobalt Floral Decoration

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 246

Estimate: $1,500-$2,500.  A Note About Estimates

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Rare Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'," PA origin, circa 1850-1880, semi-ovoid pitcher with footed base, ribbed handle, and tooling to rim and base of collar, decorated on the body with a large brushed spotted tulip motif, applied over whitish slip. Swag decoration to collar. Vine decoration to handle and cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Impressed with John Bell maker's mark at shoulder. A prized form by one of Pennsylvania's most revered potters, featuring a rare size, excellent color, and like-new condition. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which recently surfaced in Waynesboro, PA. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with some minor in-the-firing flaws. H 8 1/2".

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