INCISED STONEWARE Auction Highlights

Important "Morgan Maker / Balt" (William Morgan, Baltimore)  Stoneware Water Cooler
$230,000
Important "Morgan Maker / Balt" (William Morgan, Baltimore) Stoneware Water Cooler
WORLD AUCTION RECORDS: BALTIMORE STONEWARE, MARYLAND POTTERY.
07/20/2013
Stoneware Jar with Profuse Incised Eagle, Inscribed "NEW YORK / Octr. 25 / 1802," Remmey or Crolius Family, Manhattan, NY
$195,500
Stoneware Jar with Profuse Incised Eagle, Inscribed "NEW YORK / Octr. 25 / 1802," Remmey or Crolius Family, Manhattan, NY
WORLD AUCTION RECORD: NEW YORK CITY STONEWARE
07/20/2013
Stoneware Memorial Jug made for a Potter who Drowned
$138,000
Stoneware Memorial Jug made for a Potter who Drowned
03/05/2011
New York City Stoneware Incised Lion Pitcher, possibly Crolius Family
$115,000
New York City Stoneware Incised Lion Pitcher, possibly Crolius Family
03/01/2014
BOYNTON, Albany, NY Stoneware Cooler
$103,500
BOYNTON, Albany, NY Stoneware Cooler
WORLD AUCTION RECORD, ALBANY STONEWARE
03/21/2009
H. MYERS (Baltimore Stoneware) Water Cooler, Made by Henry Remmey, Sr.
$72,600
H. MYERS (Baltimore Stoneware) Water Cooler, Made by Henry Remmey, Sr.
07/17/2004
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, CENTRAL PA STONEWARE
11/04/2006
Henry Remmey, Baltimore Stoneware Incised Birds Pitcher
$69,000
Henry Remmey, Baltimore Stoneware Incised Birds Pitcher
05/19/2007
Early "Bill Remey" New York City Stoneware Jar w/ Outrageous Inscription
$63,250
Early "Bill Remey" New York City Stoneware Jar w/ Outrageous Inscription
03/08/2008
C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Incised Bird Stoneware Jug
$60,375
C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Incised Bird Stoneware Jug
11/03/2007
Hartford, CT Stoneware Flask w/ Incised Bird and Flower Basket
$40,250
Hartford, CT Stoneware Flask w/ Incised Bird and Flower Basket
07/11/2009
Remmey, Philadelphia Stoneware Bank w/ Incised Bird
$39,600
Remmey, Philadelphia Stoneware Bank w/ Incised Bird
05/20/2006
JULIUS NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Presentation Stoneware Water Cooler w/ Incised Birds
$36,800
JULIUS NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Presentation Stoneware Water Cooler w/ Incised Birds
05/19/2007
Henry Remmey, Baltimore Stoneware Incised Bird Pitcher
$35,200
Henry Remmey, Baltimore Stoneware Incised Bird Pitcher
07/17/2004
N. CLARK & CO. / MOUNT MORRIS (New York) Stoneware Incised Ship Jug
$32,200
N. CLARK & CO. / MOUNT MORRIS (New York) Stoneware Incised Ship Jug
04/10/2010
Incised Remmey Bird Bank, Dated 1874
$28,750
Incised Remmey Bird Bank, Dated 1874
03/03/2012
Mid Eighteenth Century Stoneware Jar, Manhattan or New Jersey
$28,750
Mid Eighteenth Century Stoneware Jar, Manhattan or New Jersey
03/03/2012
THOMAS D. CHOLLAR / CORTLAND New York Stoneware Water Cooler w/ Incised Fish
$27,500
THOMAS D. CHOLLAR / CORTLAND New York Stoneware Water Cooler w/ Incised Fish
10/30/2004
Albany, NY Stoneware Presentation Water Cooler made by the Boyntons for Fairfield, NY Doctor
$26,450
Albany, NY Stoneware Presentation Water Cooler made by the Boyntons for Fairfield, NY Doctor
10/31/2009
COERLEARS HOOK / N. YORK (Thomas Commeraw) Stoneware Jar
$25,875
COERLEARS HOOK / N. YORK (Thomas Commeraw) Stoneware Jar
03/05/2011
Early Manhattan, NY or New Haven, CT Stoneware Gemel (Double Jug)
$24,725
Early Manhattan, NY or New Haven, CT Stoneware Gemel (Double Jug)
10/31/2009
COERLEARS HOOK / N. YORK (Thomas Commeraw, New York City) Stoneware Jar, c1799
$24,150
COERLEARS HOOK / N. YORK (Thomas Commeraw, New York City) Stoneware Jar, c1799
07/21/2012
W.H. FARRAR & Co. / GEDDES, NY Stoneware Jug w/ Two Incised Birds
$17,250
W.H. FARRAR & Co. / GEDDES, NY Stoneware Jug w/ Two Incised Birds
07/19/2008
P. CROSS / HARTFORD Stoneware Jug with Incised Ship Decoration
$14,950
P. CROSS / HARTFORD Stoneware Jug with Incised Ship Decoration
07/11/2009
Early Thomas Commeraw COERLEARS HOOK / N. YORK Jar
$14,950
Early Thomas Commeraw COERLEARS HOOK / N. YORK Jar
11/02/2013
Stoneware Pitcher w/ Incised Birds, probably Webster School, Randolph County, NC
$13,800
Stoneware Pitcher w/ Incised Birds, probably Webster School, Randolph County, NC
05/19/2007
Ten-Gallon Ohio Stoneware Peacock Crock
$13,800
Ten-Gallon Ohio Stoneware Peacock Crock
07/16/2011
Rare Manhattan Presentation Ring Jug w/ Incised Birds
$12,650
Rare Manhattan Presentation Ring Jug w/ Incised Birds
07/20/2013
Stoneware Incised Eagle Jug, probably New York State
$12,075
Stoneware Incised Eagle Jug, probably New York State
11/03/2007
New York City Stoneware Jug w/ Depiction of "John Bull"
$10,350
New York City Stoneware Jug w/ Depiction of "John Bull"
03/01/2014
T.F. FIELD / UTICA Stoneware Jug with Incised Woodpecker Decoration
$10,063
T.F. FIELD / UTICA Stoneware Jug with Incised Woodpecker Decoration
07/11/2009
Diminutive Four-Handled Incised Stoneware Jug, Northeastern U.S.
$9,775
Diminutive Four-Handled Incised Stoneware Jug, Northeastern U.S.
03/03/2012
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Small Stoneware Jar
$9,200
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Small Stoneware Jar
07/17/2010
Remmey, Philadelphia, Incised Stoneware Pitcher, Dated 1856
$9,200
Remmey, Philadelphia, Incised Stoneware Pitcher, Dated 1856
03/03/2012
T. WARNE. Co / SOUTH AMBOY Stoneware Jug
$8,855
T. WARNE. Co / SOUTH AMBOY Stoneware Jug
07/17/2010
"Henry Rambo" (Newton Township, Muskingum County, Ohio) Stoneware Pitcher
$8,625
"Henry Rambo" (Newton Township, Muskingum County, Ohio) Stoneware Pitcher
10/31/2009
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Stoneware Jar
$8,338
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Stoneware Jar
05/19/2007
Incised Stoneware Keg, Albany, New York, area
$8,050
Incised Stoneware Keg, Albany, New York, area
03/02/2013
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Stoneware Crock w/ Incised Floral
$7,475
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Stoneware Crock w/ Incised Floral
11/03/2007
Early Manhattan Stoneware Crock with Incised Fox
$7,475
Early Manhattan Stoneware Crock with Incised Fox
04/10/2010
Miniature New York State Stoneware Incised Bird Churn
$7,475
Miniature New York State Stoneware Incised Bird Churn
03/02/2013
Early Richmond, VA Stoneware "Quinces" Jar, probably B. DuVal & Co.
$7,130
Early Richmond, VA Stoneware "Quinces" Jar, probably B. DuVal & Co.
11/03/2007
Northeastern US (possibly NJ) Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Bird Holding a Fish
$6,900
Northeastern US (possibly NJ) Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Bird Holding a Fish
03/08/2008
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW YORK Stoneware Pitcher
$6,900
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW YORK Stoneware Pitcher
10/29/2011
Chester Webster, Randolph Co, NC Stoneware Incised Flower Jug
$6,210
Chester Webster, Randolph Co, NC Stoneware Incised Flower Jug
11/01/2008
CT Stoneware Presentation Bank w/ Incised Bird, Dated 1812
$5,980
CT Stoneware Presentation Bank w/ Incised Bird, Dated 1812
03/21/2009
NY State Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird
$5,750
NY State Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird
04/10/2010
Ohio Stoneware Crock with Incised Horse
$5,750
Ohio Stoneware Crock with Incised Horse
04/10/2010
Manhattan Stoneware Incised Fish Jug, probably Crolius
$5,750
Manhattan Stoneware Incised Fish Jug, probably Crolius
03/01/2014
Manhattan, NY Stoneware Early Jar with Incised Sloop
$5,520
Manhattan, NY Stoneware Early Jar with Incised Sloop
07/11/2009
Incised Bird RUM Water Cooler, Probably New York State
$5,463
Incised Bird RUM Water Cooler, Probably New York State
11/03/2007
Philadelphia Stoneware Presentation Pitcher, attrib. Richard C. Remmey
$5,290
Philadelphia Stoneware Presentation Pitcher, attrib. Richard C. Remmey
05/19/2007
Ohio Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Fish
$5,175
Ohio Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Fish
04/10/2010
Incised Pheasant Jug, Remmey or Crolius Family, Manhattan, NY
$5,175
Incised Pheasant Jug, Remmey or Crolius Family, Manhattan, NY
11/03/2012
MOORE & COLVIN (Portage County, OH) Stoneware Water Cooler w/ Incised Eagle
$4,945
MOORE & COLVIN (Portage County, OH) Stoneware Water Cooler w/ Incised Eagle
11/01/2008
Midwestern Stoneware Crock w/ Incised Folk Art Figure of a Man
$4,620
Midwestern Stoneware Crock w/ Incised Folk Art Figure of a Man
05/20/2006
Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Pheasant, probably Crolius or Remmey, Manhattan, NY
$4,600
Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Pheasant, probably Crolius or Remmey, Manhattan, NY
11/01/2008
Elaborately-Incised New York City Stoneware Jug
$4,600
Elaborately-Incised New York City Stoneware Jug
11/02/2013
New York City Stoneware Ring Flask w/ Incised Flowering Vine
$4,600
New York City Stoneware Ring Flask w/ Incised Flowering Vine
03/01/2014
New York State Stoneware Pitcher w/ Elaborate Incising
$4,510
New York State Stoneware Pitcher w/ Elaborate Incising
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.