STAMPED “S. BELL & SON / STRASBURG”, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA POLYCHROME-DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE PITCHER

Item/Auction Attributes

lead-, copper-, and manganese-glazed over a slip wash,
S. Bell & Son, Strasburg, VA.
1887-1900.
Good condition having chip and minor scattered rim flakes, moderate wear including glaze flakes, scattered scratches, and characteristic crazing.
9 5/8" HOA, 5 1/4" D rim.
Provenance: The Important Americana Collection of Barbara M. and the late Charlie Hunter, Staunton, VA. Garth's Auctions, 2/21/1992, lot 291.
$300.00
$500.00
Literature: Parallels Comstock - The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, p. 265, fig. 5.186.