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
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.