NEW ENGLAND STONEWARE Auction Highlights

Stoneware Memorial Jug made for a Potter who Drowned
$138,000
Stoneware Memorial Jug made for a Potter who Drowned
03/05/2011
FENTON & HANCOCK / ST. JOHNSBURY, VT. Stoneware Water Cooler Depicting a Soldier & His Wife
$88,000
FENTON & HANCOCK / ST. JOHNSBURY, VT. Stoneware Water Cooler Depicting a Soldier & His Wife
11/04/2006
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
FENTON & HANCOCK / ST. JOHNSBURY VT Stoneware Jug w/ Chicken Scene
$39,600
FENTON & HANCOCK / ST. JOHNSBURY VT Stoneware Jug w/ Chicken Scene
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
Taunton, Massachusetts Stoneware "Betsy Baker" Water Cooler
$34,500
Taunton, Massachusetts Stoneware "Betsy Baker" Water Cooler
03/08/2008
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
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Double Pheasant Jug
$26,450
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Double Pheasant Jug
07/20/2013
J. & E. NORTON/ BENNINGTON, VT. Double Pheasants Stoneware Jug
$24,150
J. & E. NORTON/ BENNINGTON, VT. Double Pheasants Stoneware Jug
07/19/2008
S D KELLOGG / WHATELY, Massachusetts Stoneware Flowerpot
$24,150
S D KELLOGG / WHATELY, Massachusetts Stoneware Flowerpot
11/02/2013
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Stoneware Crock w/ Hawk Scene
$22,425
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Stoneware Crock w/ Hawk Scene
05/19/2007
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Deer Jug
$18,700
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Deer Jug
11/04/2006
J. &. E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Deer Jug w/ Cherry Valley, NY Advertising
$17,050
J. &. E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Deer Jug w/ Cherry Valley, NY Advertising
11/04/2006
Four-Gallon J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Pheasant Jug
$16,675
Four-Gallon J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Pheasant Jug
11/03/2007
New York State or New England Stoneware House Crock
$16,500
New York State or New England Stoneware House Crock
10/30/2004
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Stoneware Churn with Pheasant Decoration
$16,100
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Stoneware Churn with Pheasant Decoration
07/11/2009
P. CROSS / HARTFORD Stoneware Jug with Incised Ship Decoration
$14,950
P. CROSS / HARTFORD Stoneware Jug with Incised Ship Decoration
07/11/2009
J. NORTON & CO. / BENNINGTON, VT. Three-Gallon Pheasant Jug
$14,375
J. NORTON & CO. / BENNINGTON, VT. Three-Gallon Pheasant Jug
07/19/2008
Miniature New York or New England Stoneware Churn
$14,300
Miniature New York or New England Stoneware Churn
10/30/2004
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Stoneware Deer Crock
$11,500
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Stoneware Deer Crock
05/19/2007
"Gen. Andrew Jackson" "17th June 1776" (Bunker Hill, MA) Stoneware Jar
$10,925
"Gen. Andrew Jackson" "17th June 1776" (Bunker Hill, MA) Stoneware Jar
04/10/2010
Norton Pheasant Stoneware Jug
$10,925
Norton Pheasant Stoneware Jug
03/05/2011
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON VT. Stoneware House Crock
$10,350
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON VT. Stoneware House Crock
05/19/2007
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jug w/ House & Tree Scene
$10,175
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jug w/ House & Tree Scene
05/20/2006
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jug w/ House Scene
$9,900
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jug w/ House Scene
05/21/2005
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jug w/ Hawk Decoration
$9,200
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jug w/ Hawk Decoration
07/11/2009
S D KELLOGG / WHATELY (Massachusetts) Bird Jug
$8,800
S D KELLOGG / WHATELY (Massachusetts) Bird Jug
10/30/2004
EDMANDS & CO, Charlestown, MA Stoneware Deer Crock
$8,625
EDMANDS & CO, Charlestown, MA Stoneware Deer Crock
05/19/2007
F. WOODWORTH / BURLINGTON, VT Stoneware Deer Churn
$8,050
F. WOODWORTH / BURLINGTON, VT Stoneware Deer Churn
07/17/2010
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Crock w/ Rooster
$7,700
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Crock w/ Rooster
11/04/2006
BOSTON Stoneware Fish Jug, made by Jonathan Fenton
$6,900
BOSTON Stoneware Fish Jug, made by Jonathan Fenton
05/19/2007
Norton Stoneware Double Pheasant Jug, Impressed GEORGE FEETER / LITTLE-FALLS, N.Y.
$6,325
Norton Stoneware Double Pheasant Jug, Impressed GEORGE FEETER / LITTLE-FALLS, N.Y.
11/03/2012
Norton Stoneware Deer Jug w/ Mass. Advertising
$6,050
Norton Stoneware Deer Jug w/ Mass. Advertising
11/04/2006
CT Stoneware Presentation Bank w/ Incised Bird, Dated 1812
$5,980
CT Stoneware Presentation Bank w/ Incised Bird, Dated 1812
03/21/2009
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Double Pheasant Stoneware Jug
$5,980
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Double Pheasant Stoneware Jug
11/02/2013
J. NORTON & CO. / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Pheasant Jug
$5,750
J. NORTON & CO. / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Pheasant Jug
03/01/2014
EDMANDS & CO, Charlestown, MA Stoneware Deer Crock
$5,175
EDMANDS & CO, Charlestown, MA Stoneware Deer Crock
04/10/2010
Norton Stoneware Glens Falls, NY Advertising Crock w/ Deer Scene
$5,175
Norton Stoneware Glens Falls, NY Advertising Crock w/ Deer Scene
07/17/2010
Norton Stoneware Jug with Pheasant and Boston Advertising
$4,888
Norton Stoneware Jug with Pheasant and Boston Advertising
07/11/2009
Norton, Bennington, VT Stoneware Bank
$4,600
Norton, Bennington, VT Stoneware Bank
11/06/2010
NEW HAVEN Stoneware Gemel with Incised Birds
$4,600
NEW HAVEN Stoneware Gemel with Incised Birds
07/17/2010
E. & L.P. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Flowering Urn Crock
$4,600
E. & L.P. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Flowering Urn Crock
11/02/2013
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Four-Gallon Stoneware Pheasant Jug
$4,313
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Four-Gallon Stoneware Pheasant Jug
11/03/2012
L. & B.G. CHACE / SOMERSET Massachusetts Stoneware Water Cooler
$4,290
L. & B.G. CHACE / SOMERSET Massachusetts Stoneware Water Cooler
07/17/2004
Norton, Bennington, VT Pheasant Jug w/ Boston Advertising
$4,025
Norton, Bennington, VT Pheasant Jug w/ Boston Advertising
07/20/2013
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Stoneware Rooster Jug
$4,025
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Stoneware Rooster Jug
11/01/2008
A.B. WHEELER & CO / BOSTON, MASS. Stoneware Bird on Stump Jug
$3,910
A.B. WHEELER & CO / BOSTON, MASS. Stoneware Bird on Stump Jug
03/21/2009
Julius Norton, Bennington, VT Stoneware Rabbit Jug
$3,740
Julius Norton, Bennington, VT Stoneware Rabbit Jug
05/21/2005
Stoneware Gemel (Double Jug), probably John Duntze, New Haven, CT
$3,680
Stoneware Gemel (Double Jug), probably John Duntze, New Haven, CT
03/01/2014
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Deer Jug
$3,450
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Deer Jug
11/02/2013
Monumental Presentation Stoneware Jug, attrib. Smith & Day, Norwalk, CT
$3,450
Monumental Presentation Stoneware Jug, attrib. Smith & Day, Norwalk, CT
07/20/2013
Outstanding Connecticut Stoneware Jar with Incised Shorebird and Tree Decorations
$3,450
Outstanding Connecticut Stoneware Jar with Incised Shorebird and Tree Decorations
07/16/2011
JULIUS NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Pitcher w/ Butterfly
$3,220
JULIUS NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Pitcher w/ Butterfly
04/10/2010
"Julius Norton / Bennington" Script-Signed Stoneware Jug
$3,163
"Julius Norton / Bennington" Script-Signed Stoneware Jug
03/01/2014
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Crock w/ Rooster Scene
$3,105
J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Crock w/ Rooster Scene
03/02/2013
For many casual collectors of American antiques, American stoneware is perhaps typified by the pieces made in New York State and New England during the second half of the nineteenth century. Early Connecticut potters had been making stoneware mostly in the style of the well-known Manhattan potters since the eighteenth century; Boston area stoneware potters working in the latter part of that century leaned more toward an English style of production that including brown dips. But potters in New England eventually moved--as New York State and also New Jersey potters did--toward a fairly standardized style of straight-sided, rather finely-made vessels bearing decorations ranging from simple floral designs to wild decorations of animals or even more unusual subject matter. Perhaps the most widely acclaimed families of these sorts of potters were the Nortons in Bennington, Vermont, who were famous in their day for the quality of their ware, and who made vast amounts of stoneware bearing designs ranging from simple florals to outstanding animal motifs. Other potters from the time period working in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Maine were mostly just as capable of producing outstanding designs on their ware, which collectors particularly cherish today.

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