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

WORLD AUCTION RECORD: M & T MILLER STONEWARE

11/04/2006

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).

Some Related Videos:

F.H. Cowden, Harrisburg, PA Stoneware Jug w/ the Profile of a Man

Luke displays a fantastic example of central Pennsylvania stoneware: a jug featuring a folky man's profile and made at the famous Cowden pottery in Harrisburg--stamped "F.H. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA." It will be sold as part of our July 22, 2017 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Cowden & Wilcox, Harrisburg, PA Deer Crock, circa 1860s

Brandt displays a very rare example of ever-popular Cowden & Wilcox stoneware--a four-gallon crock bearing a deer design. It will be sold as part of our July 16, 2016 auction of American stoneware & redware.

M & T Miller / Newport, PA Stoneware Pitcher, circa 1870

Mark discusses an example of stoneware made by brothers Matthew and Theophilus Miller in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, whose work is highly regarded by collectors. This pitcher is a very rare form for them and will be sold as part of our March 19, 2016 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Cowden & Wilcox, Harrisburg, PA Antique Stoneware Starface Jar

Luke discusses a phenomenal example of stoneware made at the beloved Cowden & Wilcox pottery in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1865: a four-gallon crock decorated with a bold "starface" design. It will be sold as part of our March 19, 2016 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

1862 Pitcher / Mug Set, Cowden & Wilcox, Harrisburg, PA

Luke discusses an important set of antique Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, stoneware. Attributed to Frederick H. Cowden working at his father, John Cowden's, stoneware shop, this set is one of the most important lots of Harrisburg stoneware to come to auction in years. (John Cowden would later take Isaac Wilcox as a partner and produce stoneware under the famous trade name, Cowden & Wilcox.) This lot is part of our upcoming July 18, 2015 landmark auction of antique American stoneware & redware pottery.

M & T Miller / Newport, PA Stoneware Crock w/ Man's Profile

Mark discusses a very important example of central Pennsylvania stoneware--an antique stoneware crock made by brothers Matthew and Theophilus Miller of Newport, Perry County, PA--part of our upcoming March 14, 2015 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Cowden & Wilcox / Harrisburg, PA Stoneware Rabbit Crock

Mark talks about a fantastic example of Cowden & Wilcox's stoneware, made in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1865. Revered as the preeminent central Pennsylvania stoneware pottery, Cowden & Wilcox only rarely produced mammal decoration such as this example--an ultra-rare rabbit. It will be sold as part of our March 14, 2015 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Cowden & Wilcox (Harrisburg, PA) Civil War Soldier Stoneware Jug

Brandt talks about one of the greatest examples of Cowden & Wilcox stoneware in existence, and the best piece of Pennsylvania stoneware to come to auction in years: a jug bearing the design of a Civil War era soldier wearing a shako hat. It will be sold as part of our October 25, 2014 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

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.

Cowden & Wilcox (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Stoneware

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.

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