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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
August 14, 2010 3:00PMCalender

Mocha-decorated Redware Flowerpot

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


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.


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