Rustic Sewer Tile Tree Stump Lamp Base with Sculpted Squirrel (kit24)

Rustic Sewer Tile Tree Stump Lamp Base with Sculpted Squirrel

Artist: J.H. Bell
Sewer Tile
11 1/4″ tall
Ref. No. kit24
$4,500- 

This lamp base with a squirrel is one of two known among the Kentucky collecting community by Bell. Both pieces descended through his family. This base unsigned though unquestionably the work of Bell, as his work is distinct among his peers. J.H. Bell arguably among the best sewer tile potters working in America. Many feel Bell the best. Glenn Gary, an early collector of stoneware from Owensboro tagged the bottom of vase with vital information as to origin. The upper section of squirrel’s left ear has been broken and now lost, otherwise excellent condition as made. 

Provenance:
A descendant of J.H. Bell
Glenn Gary (1925-2012)
Steve Marks
Jim Middleton
Clifton Anderson