May 31, 2008 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 76

Price Realized: $4,025.00
($3,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).

May 31, 2008 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Glazed Redware Match Safe, Stamped "JOHN BELL," circa 1850, small-sized vessel with flared opening and pedestal base, glazed with sponged manganese and lead over a yellowish ground. Rim and base accented with incised lines. Impressed with John Bell maker's mark on underside. Excellent color and desirable size. Extremely rare form. Near mint condition with light wear to rim. H 3".