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American Tin-Glaze: The John Bell Inkstand

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An inkstand made by John Bell in 1825 is the first inscribed American tin-glazed pottery to be discovered. The tin-glaze technique was introduced by German potter Carl Eisenberg who visited Salem, North Carolina in 1793. Since tin-glaze was so uncommon at the time, many questions remain unanswered regarding Bell’s apprenticeship, influences, and products.
Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts (NoCar N 6520 .J67), Vol. 3 Issue 1, May 1977, p27-35, il, map, bibl