NEWS

Sunday, December 16, 2018.

November 4, 2018. 2:52pm. November 3 Auction Prices Posted: Prices from yesterday's auction have been uploaded to the website; click here to view them! THANK YOU to all of our bidders and consignors for making this such a successful sale. Among other very strong highlights, lot 66, the Anna snake jug, realized $141,600 (including 18% buyer's premium)--a world record for Anna Pottery! If you were an absentee, phone, or internet bidding and were successful, you should receive an invoice--which will, in the majority of cases, include shipping and insurance--by sometime tomorrow morning. In a few cases (for instance, if we do not have an email address on file for you) we will contact you early this week or mail you a paper invoice. PLEASE REMEMBER: If you left a bid for us to execute on your behalf and our selling price is exactly your maximum bid, you may or may not have won the lot depending on whether or not there was another bid that came in at that amount. If you believe that you won something (or you know that you won something--for instance, if you were a live phone bidder) but do not receive an emailed invoice by Monday evening, please feel free to shoot us an email or give us a call.

We are NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS for our first auction of 2019 (date to-be-announced soon). If you have one or more pieces you are interested in having us sell for you, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free pre-auction evaluation!

Finally, a special thanks to our amazing staff for the exceptional job they do each and every sale!

With sincerest appreciation to all of our bidders and consignors, The Zipps

October 19, 2018. 4:29pm. Catalog Posted: Our November 3rd Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Catalog is now online! CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT.

The auction takes place on Saturday, November 3 at 10am at our historic gallery in Sparks, MD. (Click here for directions, and here for accommodations.) An auction preview will be held on Friday, November 2, from 1-6pm; you can also preview lots beginning at 8am on Saturday.

Remember that there are several different ways to bid if you are unable to attend the auction: Click here for complete bidding info.

If you ever need to contact us, you can do so here, or give us a call at 410-472-2016.

Featuring over 600 lots of antique American ceramics, our Fall 2018 sale presents a large number of previously-undocumented or resurfaced pieces, many of which are worthy of the most discriminating public and private collections. Among our densest in quality ever held, this auction is highlighted by a large selection of Anna Pottery stoneware, headlined by a legendary "8 to 7" snake jug, a published work of art, which was last sold over a quarter of a century ago. Other important Anna creations to be offered are special Kirkpatrick family pieces that have never been sold before, having been consigned by a direct descendant of Anna Pottery founder, Cornwall Elihu Kirkpatrick I. Lot 1, an Edgefield, SC face jug made its grand debut within the American ceramics community when it was displayed by the consignor in a groundbreaking 1974 exhibit, and is presented here as a newly-rediscovered example. From a vastly different time and place, a recently-surfaced Manhattan, NY stoneware flask is among the earliest intact examples of American stoneware known, a colonial object produced by a member of the highly-influential Crolius family. Other highlights include newly-discovered Southern rarities by Dave, Solomon Loy, and Edward Webster, a large-sized Central Pennsylvania stoneware memorial urn with two-color-slip decoration, strikingly-decorated examples of Ohio stoneware, exceptional Harrisburg, PA stoneware, a strong selection of Shenandoah Valley regional pottery, along with many others. Thank you very much for your support of our auction and our nation's rich ceramic history!

Finally, the Print Catalog for this is now shipping! It features well over 600 lots of American stoneware & redware laid out over 170+ pages, and as always serves as a great reference source on antique American utilitarian pottery. You can order your copy today by visiting our Online Store, calling us at (410) 472-2016, or mailing a check for $36.70 (includes priority shipping) to: Crocker Farm, 15900 York Rd, Sparks, MD 21152.

Best of luck to all of our bidders and thanks very much to our consignors for making this another great sale!

October 17, 2018. 3:49pm. Forthcoming November Catalog:

The catalog for our November 3 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware is now available for pre-order, and will begin shipping around the end of this week; the online version will be posted around the same time. This is an outstanding sale, featuring over 600 lots of antique American stoneware and redware, and presents a rich, diverse selection of pottery from the North to the South to the Midwest, including many museum-quality examples--laid out over 170+ pages. If you'd like to order your copy and have it shipped to you as soon as it's back from the printer, you can do so at: www.crockerfarm.com/store/

(Alternatively, please feel free to mail a check for $36.70, which includes priority shipping, to: Crocker Farm, 15900 York Rd, Sparks, MD 21152, or give us a call at 410-472-2016 to order over the phone.)

Also, we have added a few more featured photographs from this sale here. Thanks a lot for your interest!

October 5, 2018. 4:03pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of featured November 3rd stoneware and redware auction lots.

September 28, 2018. 2:47pm. Added more photos of November 3rd featured stoneware and redware auction lots.

September 18, 2018. 4:09pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of featured November 3rd stoneware and redware auction lots.

September 13, 2018. 4:13pm. Added more photos of November 3rd featured stoneware and redware auction lots.

September 10, 2018. 12:44pm. Added MORE PHOTOS of featured November 3rd stoneware and redware auction lots.

September 6, 2018. 8:22am. This morning we added our FIRST PHOTOS of lots to be featured in our November 3rd auction of American stoneware and redware. You can view them HERE.

We are NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS for what we anticipate will be a landmark event, and have already received a number of high level examples of antique American ceramics for this, our last auction of 2018.

The market for the best in American stoneware & redware has never been at such a high level, and our auction house consistently sets world record prices in virtually all areas of the field. We would be more than happy to discuss your pieces with you for possible inclusion in this auction, so please feel free to contact us today. We welcome your photos and if we feel your items are a good fit for our sale, we will provide you with a free, discrete and accurate pre-auction evaluation.

Thanks very much and we hope you're having a great end to your summer. The Zipps

July 22, 2018. 12:34pm. Prices from yesterday's auction have been posted to the website; click here to view them! THANK YOU to all of our bidders and consignors for making this yet another successful sale. If you were an absentee, phone, or internet bidding on Saturday and were successful, you should receive an invoice--which will, in the majority of cases, include shipping and insurance--by sometime tomorrow morning. In a few cases (for instance, if we do not have an email address on file for you) we will contact you early this week or mail you a paper invoice. PLEASE REMEMBER: If you left a bid for us to execute on your behalf and our selling price is exactly your maximum bid, you may or may not have won the lot depending on whether or not there was another bid that came in at that amount. If you believe that you won something (or you know that you won something--for instance, if you were a live phone bidder) but do not receive an emailed invoice by Monday evening, please feel free to shoot us an email or give us a call.

We are NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS for our October auction (date to-be-announced soon). If you have one or more pieces you are interested in having us sell for you, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free pre-auction evaluation!

Thank you all again for your bids and consignments!

Best Regards, The Zipps

July 6, 2018. 1:50pm. Catalog Posted: Our July 21 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Catalog is now online! CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT.

The auction takes place on Saturday, July 21, at 10am at our historic gallery in Sparks, MD. (Click here for directions, and here for accommodations.) An auction preview will be held on Friday, July 20, from 1-6pm; you can also preview lots beginning at 8am on Saturday.

Remember that there are several different ways to bid if you are unable to attend the auction: Click here for complete bidding info.

If you ever need to contact us, you can do so here, or give us a call at 410-472-2016.

This Summer's sale covers a broad range of stoneware and redware potting traditions and styles, with outstanding objects representing the East Coast from Massachusetts to Georgia, westward to Ohio and Illinois. Among the over 450 lots in this auction are a number of works considered "iconic" in American ceramics and folk art collecting circles. Many of these are entirely new discoveries, and others are works that have resurfaced after many years of enjoyment, or hiding in storage, in houses throughout the country. Size plays a major role in this auction, as a number of pieces, while special in their decoration or form alone, become "stand-alone" objects by their grandiose proportions.

Finally, the Print Catalog for this sale will be shipping soon. It features well over 450 lots of American stoneware & redware laid out over 140+ pages, and as always serves as a great reference source on antique American utilitarian pottery. You can order your copy today by visiting our Online Store, calling us at (410) 472-2016, or mailing a check for $36.70 (includes priority shipping) to: Crocker Farm, 15900 York Rd, Sparks, MD 21152.

Best of luck to all of our bidders and thanks very much to our consignors for making this another great sale!

July 3, 2018. 9:31am. Forthcoming Catalog and More Featured Lots:

The catalog for our July 21 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware is at the printer and should begin shipping about Friday, July 6; the online version will be posted around the same time. You can order your copy today by visiting our Online Store.

(Alternatively, please feel free to mail a check for $36.70, which includes priority shipping, to: Crocker Farm, 15900 York Rd, Sparks, MD 21152, or give us a call at 410-472-2016 to order over the phone.)

This Summer's sale covers a broad range of stoneware and redware potting traditions and styles, with outstanding objects representing the East Coast from Massachusetts to Georgia, westward to Ohio and Illinois, and featuring a number of works considered "iconic" in American ceramics and folk art collecting circles. Our catalogs make great reference sources on period American stoneware and redware, and this edition features over 450 lots laid out across 140+ pages.

Finally, we have added some more selected, featured photos from this auction as we approach the release of the full catalog; feel free to click here to view them.

Thanks so much for your interest in our auctions! The Zipps

June 15, 2018. 5:15pm. Added more featured photos of July 21 stoneware and redware auction lots.

June 1, 2018. 11:52am. Added MORE PHOTOS of July 21 stoneware and redware auction lots.

May 25, 2018. 3:37pm. This afternoon we added our FIRST PHOTOS of lots to be featured in our upcoming July 21 auction of American stoneware and redware. You can view them HERE.

We are NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS for what has already shaped up to be a truly exceptional sale. Please feel free to contact us to discuss including your pottery! Thanks very much for your interest in our auctions and have a great Memorial Day weekend.


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