OHIO STONEWARE Auction Highlights

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 E.H. Wood, Maysville, Kentucky Stoneware Pitcher, 1840

Brandt displays one of the most highly-decorated examples of antique American stoneware in existence: a stoneware pitcher made by (or maybe for) Ezekiel H. Wood in Maysville, Kentucky. Perhaps Wood's masterpiece coming out of apprenticeship, this large, extremely important example will be sold as part of our July 16, 2016 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Ohio Stoneware Water Cooler w/ Incised Eagle, circa 1840

Brandt displays a finely-incised patriotic antique stoneware water cooler made in Ohio, adorned with a federal eagle clasping an olive branch and what appears to be a horse. This cooler is part of our July 16, 2016 auction of American stoneware and redware pottery.

Antique Ohio Stoneware Flowerpot Inscribed Lily / 1874

Mark talks about an excellent piece of Ohio stoneware, a flowerpot inscribed "Lily / 1874." It will be sold as part of our March 19, 2016 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

John Dollings, Muskingum County, Ohio Pottery Face Jug, c1870

Mark discusses a very important example of Ohio stoneware folk art, made by John Dollings at the Stine Pottery, White Cottage, Ohio, circa 1870. It will be sold as part of our landmark July 18, 2015 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Antique Ohio Stoneware Jug w/ Patriotic Eagle and Other Designs, c1880

Mark talks about an important example of antique Ohio stoneware pottery: a patriotic harvest jug with applied eagle and other designs--including a great figural representation of a man holding a jug. It will be sold as part of our upcoming March 14, 2015 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Antique 1844 Putnam County, Indiana, Stoneware Pitcher

Luke discusses a very important, recently-identified example of Indiana stoneware. Incised in the manner of earlier northeastern U.S. stoneware, this pitcher bears an elaborate bird and floral design and is signed and dated 1844. It will be sold as part of our July 19, 2014 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

Antique Maysville, Kentucky, Stoneware Pitcher (N. Cooper & Power)

Luke discusses an important example of Kentucky stoneware--a pitcher bearing the mark, "N. COOPER & POWER / MAYSVILLE, KY." The mark refers to the Maysville merchant firm of Newton Cooper and his brother-in-law, Hugh Power. Other rare pieces bearing cobalt inscriptions of Cooper & Power or Newton Cooper's name alone exist, and these are all of southwestern Pennsylvania origin. This pitcher is the only example we have seen signed in this manner and while it was also possibly made in southwestern PA, in may in fact have been made in Maysville. This important piece will be sold as part of our July 19, 2014 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

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.

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