Storage jar, Solomon and John Bell, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, 1874. Salt-glazed stoneware. H. 17". (Author’s collection; unless otherwise noted, photos by Gavin Ashworth.) This six-gallon presentation piece is impressed “John Bell, Waynesboro” under its handle and matching lid.
Detail of the inscription on the base of the jar illustrated in fig. 1, which reads: “January the / 1 1874 / Made by Solomon Bell / for Tillie Bell / Waynesboro / Pa.”
Detail of the T in cobalt decoration on the jar illustrated in fig. 1.
Storage jar, Solomon and John Bell, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, 1874. Salt-glazed stoneware. H. 11 1/4". (Courtesy, Dr. Robert Steiner; photo, James Smith.)
Auction catalog cover for 1935 public sale of Myrtle E. Deardorff estate. (Courtesy, Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library.)
Attributed to Tillie Bell, Portrait of John Bell, late nineteenth century. Pastel on paper. 32'' x 24''. (Courtesy, Renfrew Museum; photo, James Smith.)