Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., Inc.
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December 1, 2023: Premier Americana – Day One

Fri, Dec 1, 2023 09:00AM EST
Lot 1145

SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE FLOWER POTS, LOT OF TWO

Estimate: $300 - $400
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SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED EARTHENWARE / REDWARE FLOWER POTS, LOT OF TWO, each having manganese over slip wash and of conical form, comprising a stamped "SOLOMON BELL" example with attached saucer, and cut drain hole to lower side, featuring brushed manganese dropped feather design to neck on each side, and an Anthony Baecher or James Mackley attributed lead-glazed example featuring fluted and crimped rim, double incised medial rings, and a punched drain hole, having daubed manganese decoration. The shop of Solomon Bell (1817-1882), Strasburg; Anthony W. Bacher, Winchester or James Mackley, Mechanicstown, VA. 1850-1889. 5 1/8" H, 6 1/4" D rim and 9 1/8" H, 7 3/4" D rim.
Literature: Parallels Comstock - The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, Baecher example p. 178, fig. 4.276 left, Mackley example p. 189, fig. 4.306, and Bell example p. 224, fig. 5.74.

Condition

Bell example having some scattered chips to protruding neck ring and two rim chips, one moderate; Baecher example having scattered flakes and chips to rim including an approximately 2" L area with loss of top crimp and an L-shaped hairline to rim with some associated minute glaze loss.

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From an important Washington, DC private collection.