The story of the Remmey potters in America begins circa 1730, when Johannes Remmi emigrated from Germany to Manhattan, and immediately began making stoneware in the German style alongside the Crolius family. His offspring would, as a group, become the most prominent family of American stoneware potters, with important shops in not only New York City, but Philadelphia, Baltimore, and other locales. This group of our auction highlights includes some of their masterworks, and demonstrates the enormous capabilities of this famous American potting family. (See also our New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore Highlights.)
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Remmey Family Stoneware Pottery of Philadelphia, NYC, and Baltimore
Luke uses two examples of antique stoneware made by Henry H. Remmey in Philadelphia, PA to discuss the Remmey family of potters as a whole. Two very high quality pieces that illustrate what the Remmeys were capable of, these particular examples are being sold as part of our March 3, 2012 auction.
Early Antique American New York City / New Jersey Stoneware Jar, circa 1750
Brandt discusses what is one of the more important early American stoneware discoveries of the last few decades: one of the earliest and most heavily-decorated intact pieces of American stoneware. Very possibly the earliest example of New York City stoneware known, it was made in Manhattan by the Crolius and Remmey potters, or by one of their associates in New Jersey. This jar will be sold on March 3, 2012 as part of our Landmark March 2012 Stoneware & Redware Auction.
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.
Early Baltimore Stoneware Birds Crock
Luke discusses a remarkable Baltimore stoneware discovery: a circa late 1810's stoneware jar bearing the cobalt design of five birds in a vine. Clearly influenced by the work of fellow Baltimore potter Henry Remmey, it was probably made by Elisha Parr. This exceptionally decorated example will be sold as part of our November 3, 2012 stoneware and redware auction.