PHILADELPHIA STONEWARE Auction Highlights

Remmey, Philadelphia Stoneware Bank w/ Incised Bird
$39,600
Remmey, Philadelphia Stoneware Bank w/ Incised Bird
05/20/2006
Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, probably Philadelphia or Baltimore
$31,050
Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, probably Philadelphia or Baltimore
03/03/2012
Incised Remmey Bird Bank, Dated 1874
$28,750
Incised Remmey Bird Bank, Dated 1874
03/03/2012
Thomas Haig, Philadelphia Stoneware Log Cabin Bank, 1846
$18,150
Thomas Haig, Philadelphia Stoneware Log Cabin Bank, 1846
05/21/2005
Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia Stoneware Bank w/ Bird Finial
$10,725
Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia Stoneware Bank w/ Bird Finial
11/04/2006
Remmey, Philadelphia, Incised Stoneware Pitcher, Dated 1856
$9,200
Remmey, Philadelphia, Incised Stoneware Pitcher, Dated 1856
03/03/2012
Remmey, Philadelphia, Stoneware Bank
$8,690
Remmey, Philadelphia, Stoneware Bank
10/30/2004
HENRY / PHILA Chicken Waterer, made at the Remmey Pottery, Philadelphia
$8,050
HENRY / PHILA Chicken Waterer, made at the Remmey Pottery, Philadelphia
11/03/2007
Small Southeastern PA Stoneware Bank
$5,980
Small Southeastern PA Stoneware Bank
04/10/2010
Remmey, Philadelphia, Stoneware Sugar Bowl
$5,390
Remmey, Philadelphia, Stoneware Sugar Bowl
05/20/2006
Philadelphia Stoneware Presentation Pitcher, attrib. Richard C. Remmey
$5,290
Philadelphia Stoneware Presentation Pitcher, attrib. Richard C. Remmey
05/19/2007
"John N. Carley / 1894," attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia Stoneware Pitcher
$4,888
"John N. Carley / 1894," attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia Stoneware Pitcher
11/03/2012
HENRY / PHILA Stoneware Chicken Waterer
$4,840
HENRY / PHILA Stoneware Chicken Waterer
10/30/2004
Philadelphia Stoneware Chicken Waterer
$4,730
Philadelphia Stoneware Chicken Waterer
07/17/2004
Philadelphia Stoneware Liberty Bell Mug
$4,600
Philadelphia Stoneware Liberty Bell Mug
03/03/2012
Stoneware Gemel Jug with Initials "J B," John Brelsford, Philadelphia
$4,600
Stoneware Gemel Jug with Initials "J B," John Brelsford, Philadelphia
01/30/2010
Remmey, Philadelphia Stoneware Bank
$4,400
Remmey, Philadelphia Stoneware Bank
05/20/2006
Remmey, Philadelphia, Stoneware Pitcher w/ Coggled Designs
$4,070
Remmey, Philadelphia, Stoneware Pitcher w/ Coggled Designs
05/20/2006
1851 Southeastern PA Stoneware Pitcher
$4,025
1851 Southeastern PA Stoneware Pitcher
03/08/2008
Remmey Stoneware Presentation Bank, Dated 1832
$4,025
Remmey Stoneware Presentation Bank, Dated 1832
07/17/2010
Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA Presentation Pitcher w/ Form Reminiscent of Fine English Ceramics
$3,335
Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA Presentation Pitcher w/ Form Reminiscent of Fine English Ceramics
03/01/2014
Remmey, Philadelphia Stoneware Bank
$3,190
Remmey, Philadelphia Stoneware Bank
11/05/2005
Remmey, Philadelphia, Stoneware Pitcher
$2,990
Remmey, Philadelphia, Stoneware Pitcher
03/08/2008
Philadelphia Stoneware Water Cooler, Remmey Pottery
$2,860
Philadelphia Stoneware Water Cooler, Remmey Pottery
07/17/2004
Remmey Pottery Chicken Waterer
$2,760
Remmey Pottery Chicken Waterer
03/05/2011
JOHN BRELSFORD / MAKER / PHILADELPHIA Stoneware Water Cooler
$2,645
JOHN BRELSFORD / MAKER / PHILADELPHIA Stoneware Water Cooler
11/03/2012
DARK BLUE Stoneware Jar, Henry Remmey, Philadelphia
$2,640
DARK BLUE Stoneware Jar, Henry Remmey, Philadelphia
05/21/2005
Philadelphia stoneware is almost synonymous with the work of the Remmey family, who arrived in the city in the late 1820's. The pottery of Henry Harrison Remmey and his son, Richard Clinton Remmey, is today prized by collectors--particularly their incised stoneware made in the same vein as earlier Manhattan and Baltimore Remmey products. (See, for instance, the bird banks we sold in 2006 and 2012 for around $40,000 and $30,000, respectively.) While the Remmeys did certainly dominate the Philadelphia stoneware scene for most of the nineteenth century, there were nonetheless many competitors making stoneware in a similar style: people like Thomas Haig, John Brelsford, and Aaron Radley, examples of whose rare work you will also see above.

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Richard C. Remmey (Philadelphia, PA) Stoneware Presentation Pitcher

Luke discusses a very rare small-sized cream pitcher attributed to the famous Philadelphia stoneware potter of the late 19th century, Richard Clinton Remmey. A very unusual form (fashioned in the style of fine English ceramics), this pitcher was made for Katherine Salzer, born in Philadelphia in 1874, the daugher of a local carpenter. This new discovery will be sold as part of our March 1 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Important Antique Stoneware Pitcher Excavated in Philadelphia

Luke talks about an American stoneware pitcher dug out of a Philadelphia privy that has helped revolutionize our understanding of stoneware production in the city. These stoneware pieces with coggled designs are always attributed to Old Bridge, New Jersey, but the discovery of this piece very near Branch Green s well-known (but fairly mysterious) stoneware pottery on Second Street basically affirms that some of the extant examples are actually of Philadelphia origin. It will be sold on March 2, 2013 as part of our first stoneware & redware pottery auction of the year.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Stoneware Jar Marked R.J. GRIER (Extremely Rare)

Brandt talks about Ralph J. Grier; his family's pottery in East Nottingham (near Oxford), Pennsylvania; and the signed Grier jar we will be selling on July 21, 2012, as part of our Summer 2012 Antique Stoneware & Redware Pottery auction. Though a very prolific potter whose attributable work shows up with regularity in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware, Grier's maker's mark is extremely rare.

Antique Stoneware Heart-Shaped Inkstand

Mark displays and discusses what is by far one of the most beloved--and rarest--forms in all of American stoneware: the heart-shaped inkstand. This example--one of the finest examples of stoneware to surface in years--will be sold on March 3, 2012.

Philadelphia Stoneware Liberty Bell Mug, circa 1876

Brandt talks about the original research he's done on Aaron Radley (an Albany, NY-born stoneware potter who moved to Philadelphia and competed against the Remmeys) and the mug Radley made--the only known example of his work, an elaborate stoneware Liberty Bell mug made for a local tavern keeper (to be sold March 3, 2012).

Remmey (Philadelphia, PA) Stoneware Bird Bank

Luke discusses the significant incised stoneware bank we will be selling as part of our March 3, 2012 auction. Made by the Remmey family in Philadelphia and dated 1874, it was probably made by the very prolific Henry Harrison Remmey.

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