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.
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.