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Mocha-decorated Redware Flowerpot

Auction:
2509
Lot:
771
Sold for:
$652$550

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Mocha-decorated Redware Flowerpot, John Bell, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, c. 1765, red earthenware dipped in pale ochre slip with bold dark brown "trees," impressed mark on side "JOHN BELL WAYNESBORO," (repaired), ht. 5 5/8 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

This flower pot has a well-done professional repair, which doesn't show up under black light. A faint hairline shows on one side; some areas have been repainted including some of the mocha designs, and then a clear coat of acrylic or some other substance was applied.

Retains exhibition labels from Colonial Williamsburg, Milwaukee Art Museum, Brandywine River Museum, Jones Museum 1996, and the National Academy Museum.

Keywords

Waynesboro, John Bell, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, Jones Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, National Academy Museum, Plantpot

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