CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA Auction Highlights

COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Civil War Soldier Jug
$97,750
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Civil War Soldier Jug
WORLD AUCTION RECORD: PENNSYLVANIA STONEWARE
10/25/2014
M + T MiLLER / NEW PORT / PERRY Co / PENN Stoneware Birdhouse
$71,500
M + T MiLLER / NEW PORT / PERRY Co / PENN Stoneware Birdhouse
11/04/2006
M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Grapes Jug
$33,350
M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Grapes Jug
10/25/2014
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Batter Pail w/ Four Birds
$31,050
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Batter Pail w/ Four Birds
03/03/2012
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Cornucopia
$22,000
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Cornucopia
11/05/2005
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Cornucopia Jug
$16,100
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Cornucopia Jug
10/29/2011
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Batter Pail w/ Grapes and Bird
$14,950
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Batter Pail w/ Grapes and Bird
07/21/2012
M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Bird Crock
$14,375
M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Bird Crock
05/19/2007
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Batter Pail
$13,800
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Batter Pail
03/02/2013
E.B. HISSONG / CASSVILL, Cassville, Huntingdon County, PA, Stoneware Presentation Pitcher
$11,500
E.B. HISSONG / CASSVILL, Cassville, Huntingdon County, PA, Stoneware Presentation Pitcher
07/11/2009
D.P. SHENFELDER & CO. / READING, PA Stoneware "CHARMING FORGE" Water Cooler
$10,925
D.P. SHENFELDER & CO. / READING, PA Stoneware "CHARMING FORGE" Water Cooler
11/01/2008
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Triple Fruit Decoration
$9,775
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Triple Fruit Decoration
11/01/2008
J.W. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Crock w/ Rooster
$8,913
J.W. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Crock w/ Rooster
07/19/2008
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Batter Pail w/ Grapes
$8,855
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Batter Pail w/ Grapes
03/21/2009
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Pitcher with Grapes
$7,130
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Pitcher with Grapes
07/17/2010
COWDEN & WILCOX Stoneware Jug w/ Bird Eating Grapes
$6,900
COWDEN & WILCOX Stoneware Jug w/ Bird Eating Grapes
03/02/2013
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Batter Pail
$6,900
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Batter Pail
10/25/2014
D. Ack / Mooresburg, Pa Stoneware Turtle Crock
$6,613
D. Ack / Mooresburg, Pa Stoneware Turtle Crock
10/25/2014
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Man-in-the-Moon Wearing a Hat
$6,050
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Man-in-the-Moon Wearing a Hat
05/20/2006
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG. PA Stoneware Man-in-the-Moon Crock
$6,038
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG. PA Stoneware Man-in-the-Moon Crock
07/21/2012
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Exuberantly-Decorated Slip-Trailed Crock
$5,750
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Exuberantly-Decorated Slip-Trailed Crock
07/21/2012
M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Pitcher
$5,463
M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Pitcher
07/20/2013
J.B. PFALTZGRAFF / YORK, PA Stoneware Birds Crock
$5,225
J.B. PFALTZGRAFF / YORK, PA Stoneware Birds Crock
11/04/2006
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG. PA Stoneware Jug w/ Walking Bird
$4,888
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG. PA Stoneware Jug w/ Walking Bird
10/25/2014
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Elaborate Grapes Design
$4,675
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Elaborate Grapes Design
07/17/2004
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Man-in-the-Moon Crock
$4,255
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Man-in-the-Moon Crock
03/03/2012
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Batter Pail w/ Grapes
$4,025
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Batter Pail w/ Grapes
10/25/2014
Important
$3,738
Important 'Henry Glazier 1852' Stoneware Cream Jar (Huntingdon, PA)
07/21/2012
Henry Glazier, Huntingdon, PA Small-Sized Stoneware Pitcher
$3,680
Henry Glazier, Huntingdon, PA Small-Sized Stoneware Pitcher
07/21/2012
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Large Grapes
$3,565
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Large Grapes
03/21/2009
M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Crock
$3,565
M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Crock
10/31/2009
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Swan Decoration
$3,450
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Swan Decoration
07/16/2011
Central PA (possibly Pfaltzgraff) Stoneware Salesman
$3,450
Central PA (possibly Pfaltzgraff) Stoneware Salesman's Sample Crock
07/19/2014
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Man-in-the-Moon Crock
$3,300
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Man-in-the-Moon Crock
11/05/2005
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Man-in-the-Moon Stoneware Crock
$3,300
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Man-in-the-Moon Stoneware Crock
11/04/2006
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Bird-with-Grapes Crock
$3,220
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Bird-with-Grapes Crock
07/17/2010
"Shirleysburg, PA / May 31, 1871" Stoneware Jar, Philip Kabis, Shirleysburg, PA
$3,163
"Shirleysburg, PA / May 31, 1871" Stoneware Jar, Philip Kabis, Shirleysburg, PA
07/19/2014
J. B. LEATHERS / MT. EAGLE, PA Stoneware Bowl
$3,105
J. B. LEATHERS / MT. EAGLE, PA Stoneware Bowl
03/02/2013
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Bird Crock
$3,025
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Bird Crock
07/17/2004
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Floral Design
$3,025
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Floral Design
07/17/2004
WM. MOYER / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug
$2,990
WM. MOYER / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug
03/03/2012
WELLS & RICHARDS / READING BERKS CO PA Stoneware Pitcher
$2,875
WELLS & RICHARDS / READING BERKS CO PA Stoneware Pitcher
03/03/2012
COWDEN & WILCOX Stoneware Crock w/ Grapes
$2,875
COWDEN & WILCOX Stoneware Crock w/ Grapes
07/21/2012
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Man-in-the-Moon Jug
$2,875
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Man-in-the-Moon Jug
07/19/2014
1875 M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Bowl w/ Birds
$2,760
1875 M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Bowl w/ Birds
03/08/2008
H. GLAZIER / HUNTINGDON, PA Stoneware Jar w/ Manganese Decoration
$2,760
H. GLAZIER / HUNTINGDON, PA Stoneware Jar w/ Manganese Decoration
03/08/2008
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Butter Crock with Cobalt Man-in-the-Moon
$2,760
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Butter Crock with Cobalt Man-in-the-Moon
07/20/2013
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Bird Jug
$2,750
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Bird Jug
05/20/2006
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Cobalt Bird on Stump
$2,645
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug w/ Cobalt Bird on Stump
03/21/2009
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Crock w/ Grapes
$2,588
COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Crock w/ Grapes
11/03/2007
SIPE, NICHOLS & CO. / Williamsport, Pa. Stoneware Man-in-the-Moon Crock
$2,530
SIPE, NICHOLS & CO. / Williamsport, Pa. Stoneware Man-in-the-Moon Crock
01/30/2010
D.P. HOBART, Agent / Williamsport, PA Batter Pail w/ Christmas Date
$2,415
D.P. HOBART, Agent / Williamsport, PA Batter Pail w/ Christmas Date
11/01/2008
D.P. HOBART Agent / Williamsport, Pa Cake Crock w/ Bird Design
$2,415
D.P. HOBART Agent / Williamsport, Pa Cake Crock w/ Bird Design
07/20/2013
While Central Pennsylvania stoneware is most known for the finer wares of potters like Cowden & Wilcox in Harrisburg--whose work is primarily influenced by New York State stoneware of the time period--other potters making cruder, often Baltimore-influenced ware were also working in locales like Newville (Cumberland County) and Huntingdon. This selection of highlights includes the World Auction Record for a piece of Central PA stoneware (which we set in 2006 with a Newport, Perry County, birdhouse made by brothers M & T Miller), many very strong Cowden prices, and what is probably the World Auction Record for a piece of Huntingdon County, PA stoneware (a Hissong, Cassville, PA presentation pitcher).