Ohio stoneware has really come into its own over the last decade or so. A large state absolutely filled with potters, Ohio's stoneware shows a large variety of influences, as potters who had worked in the eastern states migrated westward looking for work or a new start. The vast number of stoneware potters working in Ohio have left a lot of room for research into barely-documented or even currently unknown potteries, whose work surfaces on a fairly regular basis. Other Midwestern stoneware tends to take on a similar appearance to that made in the Buckeye State. (Also see our many Anna Pottery Highlights, made by the Kirkpatrick Brothers in Anna, Illinois.)
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Important Antique Ohio Stoneware Inkstand
Brandt discusses a remarkable, exceedingly rare (and complete) stoneware inkstand bearing the inscription OHIO and an 1829 date. Almost unheard-of in American stoneware, this is one of the more important pieces of antique utilitarian Ohio pottery to surface in some time. It will be sold as part of our first stoneware & redware pottery auction of 2013, to be held March 2.
Antique Maysville, Kentucky Stoneware Churn, Isaac Thomas 1837
Luke talks about an important example of Kentucky stoneware that we will be selling on March 2, 2013 as part of our first stoneware & redware auction of the year: an eight-gallon I. THOMAS church, dated twice 1837 and inscribed "Kentucky." For more info on Kentucky stoneware, see Luke's video on the Evan G. Ricketts pitcher we sold on November 3, 2012 for $19,550.
Earliest Dated Example of Kentucky Stoneware, 1833
Luke discusses a recently-discovered, very important example of Kentucky stoneware, made by Evan G. Ricketts in Maysville, dated July 3, 1833. This pitcher will be sold as part of our Fall 2012 antique American stoneware and redware auction, to be held November 3, 2012.