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1 1/2 Gallon Blue Decorated Stoneware Cake Pan

Attributed to Solomon Bell, Winchester VA

Circa 1841-1843
: Comstock's seminal tome The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region is of great assistance in attributing this Shenandoah Valley of Virginia 1 1/2 gallon stoneware cake pan to Solomon Bell's two-year stint at his father Peter Bell's pottery before Solomon began marking his pottery sometime in 1843. The 1 1/2 gallon stamp photographed on this pan is pictured on figure 5.33 (Comstock 211) on a marked Solomon Bell piece, and the decoration used on the pan is found on many Solomon Bell pieces in both cobalt and manganese slip. We also know Solomon Bell made this form because Comstock pictures a signed example of this form in figure 5.53 (217). Additionally, Comstock explains that Solomon Bell "did not stamp his ware before 1843" and that Solomon worked in Winchester VA 1841-1843 at his father Peter Bell's shop "and in 1843 was marketing his own ware there" (210). These clues from Comstock give us a very solid attribution of this being an early Solomon Bell piece previous to his glory days in Strasburg, Virginia. This interesting Virginia cake pan measures 5.5" in height and 12" in diameter from handle to handle and is in excellent condition with only typical minor flaking around the vessel's outside upper rim.

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Blue Decorated Stoneware Cake Pan Antique Crock Virginia Salt Glazed 19th Century Pottery For Sale

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1 1/2 Gallon Blue Decorated Stoneware Cake Pan
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