Cobalt-Decorated JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO, PA Stoneware Cake Crock with Lid

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 280

Price Realized: $360.00

($300 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Cake Crock with Lid, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'," PA origin, circa 1850-1880, cylindrical crock with squared rim and extruded lug handles, decorated on the front and reverse with brushed swags over a slip-coated ground. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Includes original swag-decorated lid with cobalt-highlighted knob. Both crock and lid impressed with John Bell maker's mark. A large network of cracks around body, extending onto underside, and a small rim chip. Lid with significant chips to edge, a large chip to knob, wear to top of knob, and chips to flange on underside. H (including lid) 7 3/4" ; Diam. 9 3/8".

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