Three Glazed Bell Pottery (Waynesboro) Redware Spittoons

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 326

Estimate: $300-$600.  A Note About Estimates

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Three Glazed Redware Spittoons, Bell Pottery, Waynesboro, PA, 19th century, all with lead-and-manganese glazes. Spittoon with heavily-sponged manganese stamped on underside "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'," circa 1850-1880; Smallest spittoon, stamped on underside, "JOHN BELL," circa 1840-1880; Third spittoon stamped on underside "JOHN W. BELL / Waynesboro, Pa.," circa 1880-1895. Provenance: Property deaccessioned by the Miller House Museum, Hagerstown, MD. Heavily-sponged example with a crack and flaking. Smallest with thin crack along top edge, wear to opening at shoulder, and minor wear to underside at edge. Third with various chips, cracks, wear, and a reglued chip to opening at shoulder. Dimensions (of sponge-decorated example): 7 1/8" x 4 1/4".

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