NEW YORK STATE STONEWARE (& REDWARE) Auction Highlights

BOYNTON, Albany, NY Stoneware Cooler

$103,500

BOYNTON, Albany, NY Stoneware Cooler

WORLD AUCTION RECORD, ALBANY STONEWARE

03/21/2009

The stoneware production styles of New York State mirrored that of New England: potters began with an aesthetic reminiscent of the New York City potters, then moved toward finer, straight-sided forms adorned with bright cobalt designs. These decorations could range from simple floral designs to wild decorations of animals or even more unusual subject matter. You will see this progression in our highlights above, as the early, often incised work of potters like the Boyntons and Paul Cushman in Albany was supplanted by brushed and slip-trailed decoration. At the risk of excluding other important names, a few key potters / potteries from this later period include John Burger (and son) of Rochester, the White family of Utica, New York Stoneware Company in Fort Edward, Riedinger and Caire in Poughkeepsie, Thompson Harrington of Lyons, A.O. Whittemore of Havana (now Montour Falls), William H. Farrar of Geddes, Madison Woodruff in Cortland, Charles Braun in Buffalo, Samuel Hart in Fulton, and William MacQuoid in Manhattan. Signed New York State redware is very rare, and you will see a few very fine examples represented here, as well.

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