November 5, 2005 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 4

Price Realized: $11,550.00
($10,500 hammer, plus 10% buyer's premium).

November 5, 2005 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Molded Redware Lamb and Ewe Group, attributed to Solomon Bell, Winchester or Strasburg, VA, circa 1840-1880, unglazed figure of a ewe and lamb with raised, dotted coats reclining on a base. Incised detail to ewe and lamb"s hooves and ewe"s face. Hollowed underside. Interestingly, on a section of the back of the ewe"s head where the raised wool design was lost after removal from the mold, a small circle design was impressed into the clay. This example may have been painted at some time, as there are some light traces of white paint. Repaired ears on ewe. Base chips. A few manufacturing lines on base, which do not go through to interior. Length 8".