Rustic Sewer Tile Tree Stump Vase with Attached Squirrel (kit25)

Rustic Sewer Tile Tree Stump Vase with Attached Squirrel

Artist: J.H. Bell working at Owensboro Tile Co.
Sewer Tile
6 1/4″ height
Ref. No. kit25
$2,800-

Bell sewer tile is among the most meticulously finished sewer tile made in America. Bell’s output was rather meager, confined mostly to wall pockets and short vases. Few animal sculptural objets are known among his works.¬†

Squirrel applied to a trimmed limb on body of vase. Once cleanly snapped from vase and subsequently glued back by a non professional. Glue points among the attached images. Otherwise excellent condition. Incised on bottom “J.H. Bell Owensboro KY”