INCISED STONEWARE Auction Highlights

Important

$230,000

Important "Morgan Maker / Balt" (William Morgan, Baltimore) Stoneware Water Cooler

WORLD AUCTION RECORDS: BALTIMORE STONEWARE, MARYLAND POTTERY

07/20/2013

BOYNTON, Albany, NY Stoneware Cooler

$103,500

BOYNTON, Albany, NY Stoneware Cooler

WORLD AUCTION RECORD, ALBANY STONEWARE

03/21/2009

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

When stoneware potters "incised" their work, they drew designs into the clay while it was still at its "leather hard" stage: still wet, but firm enough to be safely cut into. After drying, these designs were then usually covered over in cobalt slip--creating, once fired, a vessel adorned with a detailed decoration highlighted in blue. This technique is generally considered the finest decorative treatment the American stoneware potters applied to their work, and you can see how highly-regarded it is by some of the auction prices we have realized over the last several years.
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