WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA STONEWARE Auction Highlights

Southwestern PA Stoneware Wax Sealer w/ the Figure of a Baseball Player
$65,550
Southwestern PA Stoneware Wax Sealer w/ the Figure of a Baseball Player
WORLD AUCTION RECORD, WESTERN PA STONEWARE
07/19/2008
20-Gallon Profusely-Decorated Western PA Stoneware Crock
$34,500
20-Gallon Profusely-Decorated Western PA Stoneware Crock
03/02/2013
WM * PORTER, Pleasantville, Venango County, Pennsylvania, Stoneware Pitcher
$27,600
WM * PORTER, Pleasantville, Venango County, Pennsylvania, Stoneware Pitcher
10/31/2009
JAMES HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, Pa. Ten-Gallon Stoneware Crock w/ Profuse Stars and Freehand Decoration
$25,300
JAMES HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, Pa. Ten-Gallon Stoneware Crock w/ Profuse Stars and Freehand Decoration
07/19/2014
Stoneware Presentation Harvest Jug, probably Beaver, PA
$23,000
Stoneware Presentation Harvest Jug, probably Beaver, PA
05/19/2007
Unique HAMILTON & JONES (Greensboro, PA) Freehand Eagle Crock
$20,700
Unique HAMILTON & JONES (Greensboro, PA) Freehand Eagle Crock
07/20/2013
Swank Pottery, Johnstown, PA Stoneware Bank
$13,225
Swank Pottery, Johnstown, PA Stoneware Bank
03/02/2013
G. & A. Black, Somerfield, PA Stoneware Pitcher
$10,925
G. & A. Black, Somerfield, PA Stoneware Pitcher
07/20/2013
J. HAMILTON / BEAVER Western Pennsylvania Pedestal Water Cooler
$10,725
J. HAMILTON / BEAVER Western Pennsylvania Pedestal Water Cooler
11/04/2006
Twelve-Gallon Southwestern Pennsylvania Stoneware Presentation Crock
$9,900
Twelve-Gallon Southwestern Pennsylvania Stoneware Presentation Crock
05/20/2006
A.V. BOUGHNER, Greensboro, PA Stoneware Jar
$9,200
A.V. BOUGHNER, Greensboro, PA Stoneware Jar
07/20/2013
Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Stoneware People Jug (attrib. Norval Greenland)
$8,625
Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Stoneware People Jug (attrib. Norval Greenland)
03/03/2012
J. SWANK & CO. / JOHNSTOWN, PA 1857 Dated Stoneware Crock
$7,475
J. SWANK & CO. / JOHNSTOWN, PA 1857 Dated Stoneware Crock
04/10/2010
Diminutive R.W. RUSSELL / BEAVER, PA Stoneware Pedestal Water Cooler
$7,475
Diminutive R.W. RUSSELL / BEAVER, PA Stoneware Pedestal Water Cooler
03/01/2014
Alexander and William Boughner, Greensboro, PA 1863 Stoneware Crock
$7,360
Alexander and William Boughner, Greensboro, PA 1863 Stoneware Crock
11/06/2010
Four-Gallon J. SWANK & CO. / JOHNSTOWN, PA Stoneware Jug
$7,015
Four-Gallon J. SWANK & CO. / JOHNSTOWN, PA Stoneware Jug
11/01/2008
Hamilton & Jones, Greensboro, PA Stoneware Pitcher
$6,613
Hamilton & Jones, Greensboro, PA Stoneware Pitcher
07/20/2013
HAMlLTON & CO. / Greensboro, PA Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar w/ Stars
$6,440
HAMlLTON & CO. / Greensboro, PA Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar w/ Stars
03/08/2008
Southwestern Pennsylvania Stoneware Bank
$5,750
Southwestern Pennsylvania Stoneware Bank
07/21/2012
20-Gallon J. HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Crock
$5,610
20-Gallon J. HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Crock
05/20/2006
Hamilton & Jones s Pottery / Union Works / Greensboro, Pa. 15-Gallon Crock
$5,500
Hamilton & Jones s Pottery / Union Works / Greensboro, Pa. 15-Gallon Crock
11/05/2005
Twenty-Gallon JAS. HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Eagle Crock
$5,405
Twenty-Gallon JAS. HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Eagle Crock
10/29/2011
Western Pennsylvania Stoneware Chicken Waterer
$5,225
Western Pennsylvania Stoneware Chicken Waterer
07/17/2004
Miniature Western PA Stoneware Jar
$4,950
Miniature Western PA Stoneware Jar
11/04/2006
Miniature Western Pennsylvania Stoneware Jar
$4,950
Miniature Western Pennsylvania Stoneware Jar
10/30/2004
HAMILTON & JONES (Greensboro, PA) Stoneware Crock
$4,888
HAMILTON & JONES (Greensboro, PA) Stoneware Crock
03/05/2011
Exceptional Tanware Presentation Pitcher, "MISS CATHERINE DONNERY," New Geneva or Greensboro, PA
$4,600
Exceptional Tanware Presentation Pitcher, "MISS CATHERINE DONNERY," New Geneva or Greensboro, PA
07/20/2013
Exceptional Tanware Presentation Pitcher, "MISS MAMIE DONNERY," New Geneva or Greensboro, PA
$4,600
Exceptional Tanware Presentation Pitcher, "MISS MAMIE DONNERY," New Geneva or Greensboro, PA
07/20/2013
J. SWANK & CO. / JOHNSTOWN, PA Stoneware Pitcher
$4,600
J. SWANK & CO. / JOHNSTOWN, PA Stoneware Pitcher
07/20/2013
Western Pennsylvania Vertically Striped Crock
$4,600
Western Pennsylvania Vertically Striped Crock
11/02/2013
22-Gallon Western PA Stoneware Crock, attrib. James Hamilton, Greensboro
$4,600
22-Gallon Western PA Stoneware Crock, attrib. James Hamilton, Greensboro
11/03/2007
From / Jas Hamilton & Co. / Greensboro, Pa. Stoneware Canning Jar
$4,600
From / Jas Hamilton & Co. / Greensboro, Pa. Stoneware Canning Jar
10/31/2009
Six-Gallon HAMILTON & JONES / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Crock
$4,485
Six-Gallon HAMILTON & JONES / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Crock
11/03/2007
Greensboro, PA Stoneware Crock
$4,400
Greensboro, PA Stoneware Crock
11/05/2005
HAMILTON & CO. / Greensboro, Western PA Stoneware Jar
$4,370
HAMILTON & CO. / Greensboro, Western PA Stoneware Jar
11/03/2007
J. SWANK & CO. / JOHNSTOWN, PA Stoneware Pitcher
$4,370
J. SWANK & CO. / JOHNSTOWN, PA Stoneware Pitcher
03/01/2014
Five-Gallon Hamilton & Jones / Greensboro Stoneware Crock
$4,025
Five-Gallon Hamilton & Jones / Greensboro Stoneware Crock
07/16/2011
Five-Gallon HAMILTON / Greensboro / PA Stoneware Churn
$4,025
Five-Gallon HAMILTON / Greensboro / PA Stoneware Churn
04/10/2010
Outstanding Fifteen-Gallon HAMILTON & JONES / STAR POTTERY / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Jar
$4,025
Outstanding Fifteen-Gallon HAMILTON & JONES / STAR POTTERY / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Jar
07/16/2011
Wheeling, WV Advertising Crock (Greensboro, PA origin)
$3,910
Wheeling, WV Advertising Crock (Greensboro, PA origin)
07/19/2014
G. & A. Black (Somerfield, PA) Stoneware Pitcher
$3,910
G. & A. Black (Somerfield, PA) Stoneware Pitcher
03/01/2014
Diminutive Western PA Stoneware Canning Jar
$3,680
Diminutive Western PA Stoneware Canning Jar
07/16/2011
Twenty-Gallon JAS. HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, PA Crock
$3,565
Twenty-Gallon JAS. HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, PA Crock
03/01/2014
HAMILTON & JONES, / GREENSBORO, / GREEN CO. PA Stoneware Crock
$3,565
HAMILTON & JONES, / GREENSBORO, / GREEN CO. PA Stoneware Crock
03/08/2008
Small-Sized Western Pennsylvania Stoneware Jug
$3,520
Small-Sized Western Pennsylvania Stoneware Jug
07/17/2004
HAMILTON / & CO. / Greensboro / PA Stoneware Crock
$3,520
HAMILTON / & CO. / Greensboro / PA Stoneware Crock
05/20/2006
Eight-Gallon Southwestern PA Churn
$3,520
Eight-Gallon Southwestern PA Churn
05/20/2006
A & W BOUGHNER / GREENSBORO, PA Crock
$3,450
A & W BOUGHNER / GREENSBORO, PA Crock
11/02/2013
Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Crock
$3,450
Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Crock
11/01/2008
Uniontown, PA People Crock
$3,410
Uniontown, PA People Crock
11/05/2005
Twenty-Gallon HAMILTON & JONES / STAR POTTERY / GREENSBORO, PA Crock
$3,335
Twenty-Gallon HAMILTON & JONES / STAR POTTERY / GREENSBORO, PA Crock
11/03/2007
THOS JOHNSTON / MANU
$3,300
THOS JOHNSTON / MANU'FR OF / STONEWARE / Apollo, Armstrong Co, PA Crock
05/20/2006
New Geneva, PA Grave Marker for A. DILLINER
$3,220
New Geneva, PA Grave Marker for A. DILLINER
03/02/2013
Greensboro, PA Stoneware Stripe Crock
$3,190
Greensboro, PA Stoneware Stripe Crock
10/30/2004
Greensboro, PA Tanware Dog
$3,163
Greensboro, PA Tanware Dog
11/02/2013
G. & A. Black (Somerfield, PA) Stoneware Pan
$2,990
G. & A. Black (Somerfield, PA) Stoneware Pan
03/01/2014
While some of the earlier Western Pennsylvania stoneware may somewhat resemble Baltimore or Philadelphia stoneware of the time period, these potters would quickly develop a style all their own. Most known for the cobalt stenciled makers' and merchants' names that adorn so much of this stoneware, the plethora of names and nuances to decorations makes pottery from this area an extremely collectible subset of American stoneware in general.

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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.

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