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
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
Philadelphia Stoneware Liberty Bell Mug
$4,600
Philadelphia Stoneware Liberty Bell Mug
03/03/2012
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
Miniature Richard C. Remmey (Philadelphia) Stoneware Pitcher
$3,680
Miniature Richard C. Remmey (Philadelphia) Stoneware Pitcher
07/19/2014
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
Henry H. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA Water Cooler
$3,220
Henry H. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA Water Cooler
07/19/2014
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
Henry Remmey, Philadelphia, Incised Bird Crock
$2,875
Henry Remmey, Philadelphia, Incised Bird Crock
07/19/2014
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
Remmey Presentation Pitcher and Mug Set
$2,530
Remmey Presentation Pitcher and Mug Set
07/19/2014
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.