SOUTHERN POTTERY Auction Highlights

C.A. HAUN, Greene County, TN Redware Jar
$29,900
C.A. HAUN, Greene County, TN Redware Jar
04/10/2010
Moravian (Salem, NC) Earthenware Fish Flask / Bottle
$23,000
Moravian (Salem, NC) Earthenware Fish Flask / Bottle
11/02/2013
Great Road Pottery Lidded Redware Jar (Tennessee / Virginia)
$23,000
Great Road Pottery Lidded Redware Jar (Tennessee / Virginia)
11/03/2012
"Evan G. Ricketts / July 4th, 1833", Maysville, Kentucky Stoneware Pitcher
$19,550
"Evan G. Ricketts / July 4th, 1833", Maysville, Kentucky Stoneware Pitcher
11/03/2012
I. THOMAS (Isaac Thomas, Maysville, KY) 1837 Churn
$19,550
I. THOMAS (Isaac Thomas, Maysville, KY) 1837 Churn
03/02/2013
John L. Stone, Kosse, Texas Stoneware Snake Jug, <a href="http://www.crockerfarm.com/blog/2010/01/anna-pottery-school-texas-stoneware-snake-jug-by-john-l-stone/">Anna Pottery School</a>
$17,250
John L. Stone, Kosse, Texas Stoneware Snake Jug, Anna Pottery School
01/30/2010
"Dave / March 19, 1857 / Lm," David Drake,  Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Jar
$17,250
"Dave / March 19, 1857 / Lm," David Drake, Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Jar
03/02/2013
"Henry Watkins / 1852," Guilford or Randolph County, North Carolina Redware Jar
$15,525
"Henry Watkins / 1852," Guilford or Randolph County, North Carolina Redware Jar
03/03/2012
Moravian Redware Squirrel Bottle, attrib. Rudolph Christ, Salem, NC
$15,525
Moravian Redware Squirrel Bottle, attrib. Rudolph Christ, Salem, NC
01/30/2010
CHANDLER MAKER Double-Handled Edgefield Stoneware Jug
$14,950
CHANDLER MAKER Double-Handled Edgefield Stoneware Jug
07/11/2009
Stoneware Pitcher w/ Incised Birds, probably Webster School, Randolph County, NC
$13,800
Stoneware Pitcher w/ Incised Birds, probably Webster School, Randolph County, NC
05/19/2007
CHANDLER MAKER, Edgefield, SC "Waranted Good" Stoneware Jug
$13,200
CHANDLER MAKER, Edgefield, SC "Waranted Good" Stoneware Jug
05/20/2006
John L. Stone "Furgison Pararie / Limestone Co" Texas Stoneware Temperance Jug, <a href="http://www.crockerfarm.com/blog/2010/01/anna-pottery-school-texas-stoneware-snake-jug-by-john-l-stone/">Anna Pottery School</a>
$11,500
John L. Stone "Furgison Pararie / Limestone Co" Texas Stoneware Temperance Jug, Anna Pottery School
04/10/2010
J.S. NASH, Marion County, Texas, Stoneware Jug
$10,925
J.S. NASH, Marion County, Texas, Stoneware Jug
01/30/2010
Daniel Seagle, Vale, Lincoln County, NC Stoneware Jug, Six-Gallon
$10,005
Daniel Seagle, Vale, Lincoln County, NC Stoneware Jug, Six-Gallon
01/30/2010
Moravian Redware Bear Bottle, attrib. Rudolph Christ, Salem, NC
$9,775
Moravian Redware Bear Bottle, attrib. Rudolph Christ, Salem, NC
01/30/2010
Diminutive North Carolina Redware Dish with Brown and Cream Slip Spotted Decoration
$9,200
Diminutive North Carolina Redware Dish with Brown and Cream Slip Spotted Decoration
10/29/2011
Great Road Redware Pottery Jug, probably Sullivan County, TN
$9,075
Great Road Redware Pottery Jug, probably Sullivan County, TN
11/05/2005
Charles Decker, Washington Co., TN Stoneware Salesman Sample Grave Marker
$8,800
Charles Decker, Washington Co., TN Stoneware Salesman Sample Grave Marker
05/21/2005
J.S. NASH (Marion County, TX) Ring Jug, attrib. African-American Potter Milligan Frazier
$8,050
J.S. NASH (Marion County, TX) Ring Jug, attrib. African-American Potter Milligan Frazier
11/02/2013
Great Road Pottery Redware Lidded Jar
$8,050
Great Road Pottery Redware Lidded Jar
04/10/2010
Daniel Hartsoe, Lincoln County, NC Stoneware Jug, Three-Gallon
$7,705
Daniel Hartsoe, Lincoln County, NC Stoneware Jug, Three-Gallon
01/30/2010
Southern Stoneware (probably TN) Face Jug
$7,475
Southern Stoneware (probably TN) Face Jug
11/03/2007
CHANDLER MAKER, Edgefield, SC Pottery "Warante[d] / 2" Jug
$6,900
CHANDLER MAKER, Edgefield, SC Pottery "Warante[d] / 2" Jug
03/08/2008
CHANDLER MAKER, Edgefield, SC Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Milkpan
$6,900
CHANDLER MAKER, Edgefield, SC Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Milkpan
03/08/2008
Thomas Chandler, Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Jar
$6,613
Thomas Chandler, Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Jar
01/30/2010
Edgefield, SC Stoneware Jar, attributed to Collin Rhodes
$6,325
Edgefield, SC Stoneware Jar, attributed to Collin Rhodes
05/19/2007
Great Road Pottery Redware Bowl, probably Smyth County, VA
$6,325
Great Road Pottery Redware Bowl, probably Smyth County, VA
10/29/2011
Chester Webster, Randolph Co, NC Stoneware Incised Flower Jug
$6,210
Chester Webster, Randolph Co, NC Stoneware Incised Flower Jug
11/01/2008
Edgefield, SC Stoneware Jar attributed to Dave the Slave, Incised "Lm"
$5,463
Edgefield, SC Stoneware Jar attributed to Dave the Slave, Incised "Lm"
07/11/2009
North Carolina Pottery Face Jug
$4,945
North Carolina Pottery Face Jug
05/19/2007
"L m" Stoneware Jar, attrib. Dave the Slave, Edgefield, SC
$4,888
"L m" Stoneware Jar, attrib. Dave the Slave, Edgefield, SC
01/30/2010
Stoneware Pitcher, Charles F. Decker
$4,888
Stoneware Pitcher, Charles F. Decker's Keystone Pottery, Chucky Valley, TN
07/20/2013
CHANDLER / MAKER, Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Jug
$4,715
CHANDLER / MAKER, Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Jug
11/06/2010
Collin Rhodes, Edgefield, South Carolina, Pottery Jug
$4,600
Collin Rhodes, Edgefield, South Carolina, Pottery Jug
07/16/2011
Thomas Chandler, Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Jar
$4,510
Thomas Chandler, Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Jar
05/20/2006
Stoneware Jar w/ Folk Art Owl Decoration, possibly Kentucky
$4,313
Stoneware Jar w/ Folk Art Owl Decoration, possibly Kentucky
07/19/2008
Lanier Meaders, Cleveland, Georgia Double Face Jug
$4,313
Lanier Meaders, Cleveland, Georgia Double Face Jug
11/02/2013
Eight-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar Stamped "D S", Daniel Seagle, Vale, Lincoln County, NC
$4,255
Eight-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar Stamped "D S", Daniel Seagle, Vale, Lincoln County, NC
01/30/2010
Great Road Redware Jar w/ Green Copper Glaze (Southwestern VA or Eastern TN)
$4,025
Great Road Redware Jar w/ Green Copper Glaze (Southwestern VA or Eastern TN)
03/01/2014
J.S. NASH, Marion County, Texas, Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar
$3,910
J.S. NASH, Marion County, Texas, Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar
03/01/2014
Slip-Decorated Redware Ring Jug, possibly North Carolina
$3,738
Slip-Decorated Redware Ring Jug, possibly North Carolina
07/20/2013
Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Jar
$3,565
Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Jar
01/30/2010
Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar with Iron Slip "Broken Stem" Floral Decoration, Edgefield, SC
$3,450
Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar with Iron Slip "Broken Stem" Floral Decoration, Edgefield, SC
01/30/2010
CHANDLER MAKER, Edgefield, SC Stoneware Crock
$3,220
CHANDLER MAKER, Edgefield, SC Stoneware Crock
11/01/2008
SMITH. JR, Samuel Smith, Jr., Knoxville, TN Stoneware Jar
$2,990
SMITH. JR, Samuel Smith, Jr., Knoxville, TN Stoneware Jar
11/01/2008
The antique utilitarian pottery of the Southern United States is as varied as the states themselves, but Southern stoneware is often associated with the green / brown alkaline glazes that coat much of the work of these potters. Even so, finely-made redware vessels often bearing elaborate designs or colorful glazes and salt-glazed stoneware were also produced throughout the South. (For Virginia pottery, see our Virginia Stoneware and Shenandoah Valley Pottery auction highlights.)

 ★ Southern Pottery-Related Videos:

Antique Great Road Pottery of Tennessee and Virginia

Mark talks about a variety of Great Road pottery (redware / earthenware) we are selling as part of our March 1, 2014 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Dave "the Slave" Drake (Edgefield, SC) 1857 Signed Stoneware Jar

Mark discusses a signed and dated stoneware jar by renowned enslaved African-American potter David Drake, often referred to as "Dave the Slave." This fresh-to-the-market, previously undocumented example will be sold as part of our March 2, 2013 stoneware auction.

Antique Maysville, Kentucky Stoneware Churn, Isaac Thomas 1837

Luke talks about an important example of Kentucky stoneware that we will be selling on March 2, 2013 as part of our first stoneware & redware auction of the year: an eight-gallon I. THOMAS church, dated twice 1837 and inscribed "Kentucky." For more info on Kentucky stoneware, see Luke's video on the Evan G. Ricketts pitcher we sold on November 3, 2012 for $19,550.

Earliest Dated Example of Kentucky Stoneware, 1833

Luke discusses a recently-discovered, very important example of Kentucky stoneware, made by Evan G. Ricketts in Maysville, dated July 3, 1833. This pitcher will be sold as part of our Fall 2012 antique American stoneware and redware auction, to be held November 3, 2012.

Great Road Pottery Earthenware Jar (Tennessee / Virginia)

Mark discusses a very fine example of pottery by the Great Road potters of eastern Tennessee and southwest Virginia. This remarkable piece of Southern pottery will be sold as part of our November 3, 2012 stoneware & redware auction.

Henry Watkins (North Carolina Pottery) 1852 Redware Jar

Brandt briefly discusses Henry Watkins and the signed and dated 1852 jar we will be selling on March 3, 2012--a very interesting example of Southern pottery.

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