Extremely Rare Pair of JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Pitchers with Molded Cherub Design

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 261

Estimate: $2,500-$4,000.A Note About Estimates

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Extremely Rare Pair of Molded Cherub Pattern Pitchers, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'," PA origin, circa 1850-1880, each featuring a high-styled form with footed base, upswept spout, and spurred handle, decorated on each side with relief cherub motifs below a grapevine. Surfaces covered in a clear lead glaze over a gray-green, iron-flecked ground. One pitcher includes incised punctates forming the figures' eyes and nostrils. Each impressed with a John Bell maker's mark on underside. The only pair of this form by the Bell family that we are aware of. Both in excellent, essentially as-made condition. One with some old residue from use along bottom edge and very minor spots of residue to surface. H (of each) approx. 9 1/4".



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