Extremely Rare R.W. RUSSELL / BEAVER, PA Small-Sized Stoneware Water Cooler
Mark discusses an important new discovery in southwestern Pennsylvania stoneware: an very unusually-sized water cooler with profuse cobalt decoration, made by Ralph W. Russell in Beaver, PA in the mid 19th century. It will be sold as part of our March 1, 2014 stoneware & redware auction.
Group of Antique Southwestern Pennsylvania Stoneware Pitchers
Luke talks about several pitchers of southwestern PA origin that are part of our March 1, 2014 stoneware & redware pottery auction. Pitchers from this beloved region of American stoneware are rare, and this group is a remarkable assemblage, amongst other important western PA examples we will be selling on March 1.
Hamilton & Jones (Greensboro, PA) Stoneware Eagle Crock, circa 1870
While stenciled eagles appear on many extant examples of southwestern PA stoneware, this is the only one of its kind we have seen--an elaborate incised and freehand decorated eagle on a six-gallon crock made by prolific potters Hamilton & Jones. It will be sold as part of our landmark July 20, 2013 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery, featuring over 600 lots.
Exceptional Pair of Antique Southwestern Pennsylvania Tanware Pottery Pitchers
Mark discusses a very fine pair of tanware pitchers made in New Geneva or Greensboro, PA around the fourth quarter of the 19th century. These will be sold as part of our landmark July 20, 2013 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.
Antique Swank Pottery (Johnstown, PA) Stoneware Presentation Bank
Brandt discusses an exceptional piece of southwestern Pennsylvania stoneware: a bank made at the Swank pottery in Johnstown, made for a local pastor. ( You can read more about Reverend L.M. Boyer at
Antique Southwestern Pennsylvania Stoneware Bank
Banks are amongst the rarest of all American stoneware forms, and southwestern Pennsylvania was no exception. Mark discusses a profusely-decorated example we will be selling on July 21, 2012, as part of our Summer 2012 Antique Stoneware & Redware Pottery auction.
Antique Presentation Stoneware of Eastern and Western Pennsylvania
Brandt talks about two examples of stoneware coincidentally both made for women or girls named Hannah, and uses it as an opportunity to discuss both presentation stoneware, as well as the fundamental difference between stoneware made in the eastern and western parts of the state of Pennsylvania. These two pieces will be sold on March 3, 2012.