New York, Park Avenue
15 - 19 January 1999
A SLIP-WASHED AND GLAZED REDWARE URN
Stamped Solomon Bell (1852-1908), Strasburg, Virginia, second half 19th century
Baluster form with everted rim and slip-washed body with green and brown glazed stylized foliate decoration and applied lion's head handles, stamped "Solomon Bell"
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A similar redware urn with lion mounts attributed to Solomon Bell is illustrated in W.E. Wiltshire, III, Folk Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley (New York, 1975), pp. 42-43, plate 12.
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