NEW YORK CITY STONEWARE Auction Highlights

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
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
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
COMMERAWS STONEWARE Jug, Thomas Commeraw, New York
$28,750
COMMERAWS STONEWARE Jug, Thomas Commeraw, New York
WORLD AUCTION RECORD, COMMERAW'S STONEWARE
07/11/2009
Mid Eighteenth Century Stoneware Jar, Manhattan or New Jersey
$28,750
Mid Eighteenth Century Stoneware Jar, Manhattan or New Jersey
03/03/2012
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
Exceptional N. YORK / COMMERAWS STONEWARE / CORLEARS / HOOK Thomas Commeraw Stoneware Jug
$17,250
Exceptional N. YORK / COMMERAWS STONEWARE / CORLEARS / HOOK Thomas Commeraw Stoneware Jug
10/29/2011
Early Thomas Commeraw COERLEARS HOOK / N. YORK Jar
$14,950
Early Thomas Commeraw COERLEARS HOOK / N. YORK Jar
11/02/2013
St. Patrick
$13,800
St. Patrick's Day 1808 Stoneware Jug, New York City or possibly New Jersey
11/03/2012
Rare Manhattan Presentation Ring Jug w/ Incised Birds
$12,650
Rare Manhattan Presentation Ring Jug w/ Incised Birds
07/20/2013
DAVID MORGAN / NEW YORK Early Stoneware Jar
$12,075
DAVID MORGAN / NEW YORK Early Stoneware Jar
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
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Small Stoneware Jar
$9,200
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Small Stoneware Jar
07/17/2010
Adam States, Sr., Manhattan (c1745) Stoneware Jug
$9,200
Adam States, Sr., Manhattan (c1745) Stoneware Jug
03/05/2011
C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER Stoneware Pitcher
$9,200
C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER Stoneware Pitcher
03/02/2013
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Stoneware Jar
$8,338
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Stoneware Jar
05/19/2007
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
DAVID MORGAN / NEW-YORK Stoneware Jar
$7,475
DAVID MORGAN / NEW-YORK Stoneware Jar
07/20/2013
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW YORK Stoneware Pitcher
$6,900
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW YORK Stoneware Pitcher
10/29/2011
COMMERAWS STONEWARE Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar
$6,325
COMMERAWS STONEWARE Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar
03/02/2013
J. REMMEY / NEW-YORK Stoneware Jar w/ Impressed Foliate Designs
$6,325
J. REMMEY / NEW-YORK Stoneware Jar w/ Impressed Foliate Designs
07/19/2014
COMMERAWS, STONEWARE / N. YORK Stoneware Jar by Thomas Commeraw
$5,865
COMMERAWS, STONEWARE / N. YORK Stoneware Jar by Thomas Commeraw
11/03/2007
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
COMMERAWS / STONEWARE, CORLEARS / HOOK Manhattan, NY Stoneware Jar by Thomas Commeraw
$5,290
COMMERAWS / STONEWARE, CORLEARS / HOOK Manhattan, NY Stoneware Jar by Thomas Commeraw
05/19/2007
Incised Pheasant Jug, Remmey or Crolius Family, Manhattan, NY
$5,175
Incised Pheasant Jug, Remmey or Crolius Family, Manhattan, NY
11/03/2012
DANIEL JOHNSON. No 24 / LUMBER STREET / NEW.YORK. Stoneware Oyster Jar by Thomas Commeraw
$5,175
DANIEL JOHNSON. No 24 / LUMBER STREET / NEW.YORK. Stoneware Oyster Jar by Thomas Commeraw
07/19/2014
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
Manhattan, NY, (probably Commeraw / Corlears Hook), Stoneware Jar
$4,140
Manhattan, NY, (probably Commeraw / Corlears Hook), Stoneware Jar
10/31/2009
C. CROLIUS / STONEWARE / MANUFACTURER / Manhattan Wells. / NEW YORK Stoneware PICKLES Jar
$4,140
C. CROLIUS / STONEWARE / MANUFACTURER / Manhattan Wells. / NEW YORK Stoneware PICKLES Jar
07/16/2011
COMMERAWS / STONEWARE / CORLEARS / HOOK / NEW-YORK Stoneware Jug
$4,025
COMMERAWS / STONEWARE / CORLEARS / HOOK / NEW-YORK Stoneware Jug
04/10/2010
COMMERAWS STONEWARE Jar, Thomas Commeraw, New York City
$3,850
COMMERAWS STONEWARE Jar, Thomas Commeraw, New York City
11/04/2006
Squat-Formed New York City Stoneware Jar
$3,680
Squat-Formed New York City Stoneware Jar
04/10/2010
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Stoneware Jar
$3,565
J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Stoneware Jar
10/31/2009
Early Manhattan, NY Stoneware Canning Jar, Thomas Commeraw
$3,520
Early Manhattan, NY Stoneware Canning Jar, Thomas Commeraw
11/05/2005
C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER / NEW-YORK Stoneware Flask
$3,450
C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER / NEW-YORK Stoneware Flask
07/19/2008
ASHMORES. GENUIN / CORDIALS PREPAIRD / BY. W. FIELD. ONLY. Stoneware Jug by Commeraw
$3,450
ASHMORES. GENUIN / CORDIALS PREPAIRD / BY. W. FIELD. ONLY. Stoneware Jug by Commeraw
11/01/2008
C. CROLIUS / STONE-WARE / MANUFACTURER. / Manhattan-Wells. / NEW-YORK Inkwell
$3,450
C. CROLIUS / STONE-WARE / MANUFACTURER. / Manhattan-Wells. / NEW-YORK Inkwell
07/20/2013
Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan Stoneware Canning Jar
$3,410
Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan Stoneware Canning Jar
11/05/2005
C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Pickles Jar
$3,335
C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Pickles Jar
07/17/2010
CORLEARS HOOK Stoneware Jug, Thomas Commeraw, New York
$3,163
CORLEARS HOOK Stoneware Jug, Thomas Commeraw, New York
05/19/2007
New York's stoneware craft dates all the way back to the first quarter of the eighteenth century. Though we sold what was probably the product of one of these early potters in early 2012, New York stoneware from before the 1790's is extremely rare. Instead, the City stoneware we have come to know as classic Manhattan stoneware dates from around 1795 to 1820 or so. The key potters during this period were basically Clarkson Crolius, Thomas Commeraw, and John Remmey--Crolius and Remmey being direct descendants of some of the first New York stoneware potters, and Commeraw being, remarkably, a free African American potter who eventually left for the west coast of Africa. We achieved the World Auction Record for Commeraw's work in 2009, and our own Brandt Zipp--who discovered Commeraw's true identity--is currently authoring a book on this remarkable American. (To see highlights of later Manhattan items made in the predominant style of the mid-19th century and beyond--for example, by William MacQuoid--see our New York State Stoneware Highlights page.)