Made of Earthenware
Gift of Donald and Irene Gavin
This is the first piece of Shenandoah Valley pottery to enter the Reeves Collection. It was made by Solomon Bell, who operated a pottery with his brother Samuel in Strasburg, Virginia.
The Bells produced utilitarian and decorative earthenwares and stonewares used throughout the northern part of the Shenandoah, and were among the best known and most prolific of the many potters active in the Valley in the nineteenth century.