Very Rare JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Diminutive Stoneware Butter Tub

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 316

Price Realized: $1,140.00

($950 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Diminutive Stoneware Butter Tub with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'," PA origin, circa 1850-1880, cylindrical form with footed base, decorated with spotted tulip motif in the distinctive John Bell style. Impressed at base with John Bell maker's mark. Provenance: Property deaccessioned by the Miller House Museum, Hagerstown, MD. Exceptional size. Essentially as-made condition with a minor rim chip and a few other in-the-firing chips/contact marks surface. Crock is out-of-round. H 2 3/8" ; W 5 1/8".

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