1811 - 1891

Greyhound Figurine

Date: 1841

Samuel Bell was just thirteen years old when he moved to Winchester with his family.  In 1843 he moved to Strasburg, and by the 1850’s his potting business was well established. This greyhound was originally decorated with paint, and it had highlighted eyelashes, whiskers, and claws.  Bell inscribed his name twice on the interior of the form. 

Medium: Earthenware

Inscriptions: Singed: “S. BELL”

Dimensions: H: 6 x L: 10 x D: 4 in.

Accession: 0999

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Ceramics - Earthenware

Tags: Dog , Statue

Purchased October 12, 1967 from Headley's Auctions. Illustrated: Book on Shenandoah Valley Potters, circa 1841.