Multi-Glazed Shenandoah Valley Redware Pitcher and Washbowl Set, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 261

Price Realized: $1,020.00

($850 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Washbowl Set, attributed to S. Bell & Sons, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890, molded pitcher with upswept spout, scored thumbrest, and molded bow motif on reverse, the surface decorated with streaks of copper and manganese over a light-yellow clay ground and covered in a clear lead glaze. Washbowl with strap handles embellished with faux screwhead terminals and applied balls of clay, the rear of the bowl with applied soap dish surmounted by "fiddlehead" scrollwork flanked by additional balls of clay. Surface decorated with streaks of copper and manganese over dark-yellow clay and covered in a clear lead glaze. Pitcher with large area of restoration to rim/collar, extending partway onto spout. Pitcher additionally has a small base chip and some kiln scars on underside. Bowl with a 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" restored section to rim on reverse, a 1" chip to underside of rim on front, other minor nicks to rim on front, a tiny reglued chip to soap dish, expected light surface wear to interior base, and chips to underside, mostly in-the-firing. H (of pitcher) 12" ; H (of bowl) 6 3/4" ; W (of bowl) 15 1/2".




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