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).
Mark discusses antique stoneware pottery made by John Cowden & Isaac Wilcox in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1860's and beyond. These three examples will be sold as part of our March 3, 2012 stoneware auction.
Antique Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, Stoneware Pottery: Henry Glazier and His Peers
Brandt talks about the stoneware potters of Huntingdon County, PA--between Harrisburg and Altoona. With a distinct style of their own, chief amongst these potters was Henry Glazier--an extraordinary example of whose work we will be selling in our July 21, 2012 American Stoneware & Redware Auction.