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Pair of diminutive John Bell/Waynesboro manganese and lead glazed earthenware pottery jugs, ovoid form with applied handles, upper shoulders impressed JOHN BELL WAYNESBORO, signed on the base with the identical date. The larger jug signed on the base "Waynesboro June (or Jan) 14 82" and the smaller jug signed on the base, "Wayne Jun (or Jan) 14 1882". Both with initial inscriptions and incised marks on base. 5" to 5 1/2" H. Pennsylvania, 1882. Provenance: The estate of Charles K. Davis, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee, by descent from his father, Charles K. Davis of Fairfield, CT. Note: Charles Krum Davis Sr. (1889-1968) was chairman of the Remington Arms Company, and a passionate early collector of Americana. With the help of a few important dealers, primarily Israel Sack, Davis built what has been called one of the most important private collections of early Americana. His home was profiled in the Magazine Antiques, January and March, 1941. Much of Mr. Davis Sr.'s collection ultimately went to Winterthur and other museums. Condition: Both jugs in overall excellent condition.