Original Plaster Mold for Redware Spaniels, Bell Pottery, Strasburg, VA

July 17, 2004 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 159

Price Realized: $8,250.00
($7,500 hammer, plus 10% buyer's premium).

July 17, 2004 Auction Catalog

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Important Two-Piece Plaster Spaniel Mold Used at the Bell Pottery in Strasburg, VA, circa 1840 to 1880, Signed in Script on Reverse "Bell," each half bearing the impression of opposing sides of a spaniel. Used by Solomon Bell, Samuel Bell, and Samuel"s sons, Richard Franklin, Turner Ashby, and Charles Bell, to produce redware spaniels. According to Comstock"s The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, the mold was likely made by Solomon around 1840, during a period of pottery and pottery mold production with his brother, John, in Waynesboro, PA. A few glazed redware spaniels, stamped or incised by Solomon Bell, as well as a few stamped or attributed to "S. BELL & SON / STRASBURG," and a singular example signed "R.F. Bell," may have been produced from this mold. In all, a small number of Strasburg spaniels have survived. Overall wear to one half of mold. Opposing half retains traces of whitish and green colored slip.


Original Plaster Mold for Redware Spaniels, Bell Pottery, Strasburg, VA

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