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TWO GEORGE JONES MAJOLICA CHEESE BELLS AND STANDS
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TWO GEORGE JONES MAJOLICA CHEESE BELLS AND STANDS

IMPRESSED REGISTRY DIAMONDS FOR JANUARY 1872 TO BOTH, THE LARGER WITH BLACK PAINTED 1 AND RECORDED AS MODEL NO. 3279

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TWO GEORGE JONES MAJOLICA CHEESE BELLS AND STANDS
IMPRESSED REGISTRY DIAMONDS FOR JANUARY 1872 TO BOTH, THE LARGER WITH BLACK PAINTED 1 AND RECORDED AS MODEL NO. 3279
Each molded as a domed straw beehive on a square faux wood stand, in graduated sizes; together with an English majolica tobacco jar and cover, with impressed L and 0 and black painted C marks, modeled as a thatched cottage, the mottled ground applied with a pipe rest and match pot
13½ in. (34.3 cm.) high, the larger (6)

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See M.G. Karmason with J.B. Stacke, Majolica A Complete History and illustrated survey, 1989, p.89 for a record of the George Jones & Sons pattern book, no. 3279. Also see R. Cluett, George Jones Ceramics, 1861-1951, Atglen, PA 1998, p. 50, for an engraving illustrating the largest of the three forms at the International Exhibition, Vienna, 1873 and N. Dawes, Majolica, New York, 1990, p. 113, fig. 197 for the design drawing for the model.

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