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July 19, 2014. Stoneware & Redware Pottery.
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These are featured items that will be sold in our next auction, and are only a few examples of the hundreds of lots we will be selling then. Our full-color catalog illustrating all lots w/ detailed descriptions and conditions is usually shipped about two weeks before each sale; a complete online version is also posted around that time.
Important Norwalk, CT, Redware Loaf Dish with Yellow-Slip Inscription, "Blessed are the Poor in spirit for thars is the kingdom of heven."Important Norwalk, CT, Redware Loaf Dish with Yellow-Slip Inscription, "Blessed are the Poor in spirit for thars is the kingdom of heven."
Important Norwalk Discovery. Exceptional Slip-Decorated Redware Loaf Dish, Inscribed "Blessed are the Poor in spirit for thars is the kingdom of heven," Norwalk, CT origin, mid 19th century. Surviving in remarkable condition, this loaf dish features possibly the largest inscription found on an example of Norwalk redware. One of the finest Connecticut redware dishes known. Provenance: A recently-discovered example, purchased by relatives of the consignor in the 1920s and 1930s. L 15" ; W 10 1/4".
Extremely Rare J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jug with Detailed Slip-Trailed Mythical Creature with Bird DecorationExtremely Rare J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jug with Detailed Slip-Trailed Mythical Creature with Bird DecorationExtremely Rare J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jug with Detailed Slip-Trailed Mythical Creature with Bird Decoration
Outstanding Norton Jug. Possibly Unique One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Folky Cobalt Decoration of a Human-Headed Animal Looking at a Bird, Stamped "J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT.," circa 1855. This visually-striking design is possibly representative of a sphinx or centaur. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, found by the consignor in a farmhouse over sixty years ago.
Exceptional JAMES HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, PA 10 Gal. Stoneware Crock with Profuse Stenciled and Freehand Decoration
Important Western PA Jar. Outstanding Ten-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Profuse Stenciled and Freehand Cobalt Decoration, Stenciled "JAMES HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, Pa.," circa 1870. Incorporating rare diagonal stenciling, elaborate freehand fuchsia vines, and stenciled stars, this jar is possibly one of the finest examples of the form by James Hamilton known. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which descended in the family of the consignor.
Extremely Rare and Important Putnam County, Indiana, 1844, Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird and Floral DecorationExtremely Rare and Important Putnam County, Indiana, 1844, Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird and Floral DecorationExtremely Rare and Important Putnam County, Indiana, 1844, Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird and Floral Decoration
Extremely Rare and Important Putnam County, Indiana, 1844, Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird and Floral DecorationExtremely Rare and Important Putnam County, Indiana, 1844, Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird and Floral DecorationExtremely Rare and Important Putnam County, Indiana, 1844, Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird and Floral Decoration
Extremely Rare and Important Putnam County, Indiana, 1844, Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird and Floral DecorationExtremely Rare and Important Putnam County, Indiana, 1844, Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird and Floral Decoration
Important Indiana Stoneware Pitcher. Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird and Floral Decoration, Incised "yeare 8144 / Made by W. [Caye(?)] / putnum county indana". With its lavish incised work and graceful form, this Putnam County, Indiana stoneware pitcher is one of the most important recent discoveries from the state. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example. H 6 5/8".
Exceptional Stoneware Presentation Pitcher and Four Mug Set, all Inscribed "Stark," Richard Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1880Exceptional Stoneware Presentation Pitcher and Four Mug Set, all Inscribed "Stark," Richard Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1880Exceptional Stoneware Presentation Pitcher and Four Mug Set, all Inscribed "Stark," Richard Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1880
Extremely Rare Remmey Presentation Pitcher and Mug Set. Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration and Four Mugs, All Inscribed "Stark," attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, fourth quarter 19th century. An intact presentation pitcher and mug set is virtually unheard-of in 19th century American stoneware. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market offering, which descended in the Stark family of Doylestown, PA. H (of pitcher) 9" ; H (of mugs) 4 3/4".
Extremely Rare and Important I. BELL Redware Bowl with Three-Color Slip Decoration and Yellow-Slip "W" in Center of Interior, John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, circa 1840Extremely Rare and Important I. BELL Redware Bowl with Three-Color Slip Decoration and Yellow-Slip "W" in Center of Interior, John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, circa 1840
Important Bell Redware Bowl. Extremely Rare Redware Bowl with Elaborate Sea-Green, Brown, and Cream Colored Slip Decoration, Inscribed at Center "W.", Stamped "I. BELL," John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, circa 1840. The elaborate slip-trailed decoration harkens back to Bell's Hagerstown training, and is considered extremely rare among his signed products. H 2 3/4" ; Diameter 10 1/2".
Exceptional Ovoid Stoneware Jug with Large Incised Tulip Decoration and Impressed Asterisk Accents, Manhattan, circa 1810Exceptional Ovoid Stoneware Jug with Large Incised Tulip Decoration and Impressed Asterisk Accents, Manhattan, circa 1810Exceptional Ovoid Stoneware Jug with Large Incised Tulip Decoration and Impressed Asterisk Accents, Manhattan, circa 1810
Exceptional Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Tulip and Impressed Asterisk Decorations, Manhattan, NY origin, early 19th century.
Rare Stoneware Jar Stamped COMMERAWS STONEWARE with Rolled Rim and Impressed Drape Decoration, Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, circa 1810Rare Stoneware Jar Stamped COMMERAWS STONEWARE with Rolled Rim and Impressed Drape Decoration, Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, circa 1810Rare Stoneware Jar Stamped COMMERAWS STONEWARE with Rolled Rim and Impressed Drape Decoration, Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, circa 1810
Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed Swag and Tassel Decoration, Stamped "COMMERAWS STONEWARE," Manhattan, NY origin, circa 1810. A highly unusual form for this desirable New York City maker.
4 Gal. Stoneware Water Cooler with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Henry Remmey, Philadelphia, circa 18354 Gal. Stoneware Water Cooler with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Henry Remmey, Philadelphia, circa 18354 Gal. Stoneware Water Cooler with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Henry Remmey, Philadelphia, circa 1835
Stoneware Water Coolers with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decorations, attributed to Henry H. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1835.
Monumental 10 Gal. Open-Handled Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1835Monumental 10 Gal. Open-Handled Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1835Monumental 10 Gal. Open-Handled Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1835
Monumental Ten-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1835. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor in 1977. H 18".
Diminutive Tanware Pitcher with Profuse Decoration, New Geneva or Greensboro, PA, circa 1880
Collection of Tanware Pitchers, New Geneva or Greensboro, PA origin, fourth quarter 19th century. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market group, purchased by relatives of the consignor in the 1920s and 1930s.
Rare Double-Handled Stoneware Jug with Alkaline Glaze Marked "F.L.B.," Franklin L. Becham, Crawford County, GA, Late 19th or Early 20th-CenturyRare Double-Handled Stoneware Jug with Alkaline Glaze Marked "F.L.B.," Franklin L. Becham, Crawford County, GA, Late 19th or Early 20th-CenturyRare Double-Handled Stoneware Jug with Alkaline Glaze Marked "F.L.B.," Franklin L. Becham, Crawford County, GA, Late 19th or Early 20th-CenturyRare Double-Handled Stoneware Jug with Alkaline Glaze Marked "F.L.B.," Franklin L. Becham, Crawford County, GA, Late 19th or Early 20th-Century
Rare Double-Handled Stoneware Jug with Alkaline Glaze Marked "F.L.B.," Franklin L. Becham, Crawford County, GA, late 19th or early 20th century. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in a thrift store. H 14 3/4".
Extremely Rare W. ROBERTS / BINGHAMTON NY Stoneware Crock with Detailed Ship Decoration
Binghamton Boat. Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Folky Cobalt Steamship Decoration, Stamped "W. ROBERTS / BINGHAMTON, NY," circa 1870.
Extremely Rare Whately, MA Redware Presentation Crock Made by Potter Lemuel A. Wait for Future Wife Louisa DickinsonExtremely Rare Whately, MA Redware Presentation Crock Made by Potter Lemuel A. Wait for Future Wife Louisa DickinsonExtremely Rare Whately, MA Redware Presentation Crock Made by Potter Lemuel A. Wait for Future Wife Louisa DickinsonExtremely Rare Whately, MA Redware Presentation Crock Made by Potter Lemuel A. Wait for Future Wife Louisa Dickinson
Important Massachusetts Presentation Jar. Glazed Redware Jar with Elaborate Incised Banding, Inscribed "Louisa Dickenson" and "Whately / Lemuel A. Wait," Whately, Massachusetts origin, circa 1820-1830. This recently-discovered jar was made by Whately, Massachusetts potter, Lemuel Alvis Wait (b. 1803), for his future wife, Louisa Dickinson (b. 1808). H 10 1/4".
Extremely Rare Diminutive Stoneware Pitcher with Ornate Decoration Stamped Three Times N. COOPER & POWER / MAYSVILLE, KYExtremely Rare Diminutive Stoneware Pitcher with Ornate Decoration Stamped Three Times N. COOPER & POWER / MAYSVILLE, KYExtremely Rare Diminutive Stoneware Pitcher with Ornate Decoration Stamped Three Times N. COOPER & POWER / MAYSVILLE, KYExtremely Rare Diminutive Stoneware Pitcher with Ornate Decoration Stamped Three Times N. COOPER & POWER / MAYSVILLE, KY
Extremely Rare Diminutive Stoneware Pitcher with Ornate Decoration Stamped Three Times N. COOPER & POWER / MAYSVILLE, KYExtremely Rare Diminutive Stoneware Pitcher with Ornate Decoration Stamped Three Times N. COOPER & POWER / MAYSVILLE, KY
Important Kentucky Pitcher. Possibly Unique Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, Stamped Three Times, "N. COOPER & POWER / MAYSVILLE, KY," third quarter 19th century. Reportedly made as a presentation piece for the Maysville, Kentucky firm of N. Cooper & Power, this pitcher is the only example of the form bearing this mark we are aware of. The pitcher's rarity is coupled by its elegant form and striking cobalt brushwork. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a forty-year Southern U.S. collection.
Extremely Rare 6 Gal. Stoneware Crock with Kentucky Advertising Stamp N. COOPER & POWER / MAYSVILLE and Maker s Stamp HAMILTON / GREENSBORO, PAExtremely Rare 6 Gal. Stoneware Crock with Kentucky Advertising Stamp N. COOPER & POWER / MAYSVILLE and Maker s Stamp HAMILTON / GREENSBORO, PAExtremely Rare 6 Gal. Stoneware Crock with Kentucky Advertising Stamp N. COOPER & POWER / MAYSVILLE and Maker s Stamp HAMILTON / GREENSBORO, PA
Extremely Rare Double-Stamped Kentucky Jar. Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Freehand Cobalt Decoration, Stamped "N. COOPER & POWER / MAYSVILLE" and "HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, PA," circa 1860. An exceptional example featuring both the impressed Kentucky advertising of N. Cooper and Power, as well as the impressed maker's mark of Greensboro, PA potter, William Leet Hamilton. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a forty-year Southern U.S. collection.
Rare 3 Gal. Stoneware Crock Stenciled G.A. & J.E. McCARTHEY / MAYSVILLE, KY with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Greensboro, PA, originRare 3 Gal. Stoneware Crock Stenciled G.A. & J.E. McCARTHEY / MAYSVILLE, KY with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Greensboro, PA, originRare 3 Gal. Stoneware Crock Stenciled G.A. & J.E. McCARTHEY / MAYSVILLE, KY with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Greensboro, PA, origin
Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Profuse Freehand Cobalt Decoration, Stenciled "G.A. & J.E. McCARTHEY / MAYSVILLE, KY," circa 1875. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a forty-year Southern U.S. collection.
Rare 2 Gal. Stoneware Jug Stenciled G.A. & J.E. McCARTHEY / MAYSVILLE, KY with Profuse Cobalt Decoration, Greensboro, PA, originRare 2 Gal. Stoneware Jug Stenciled G.A. & J.E. McCARTHEY / MAYSVILLE, KY with Profuse Cobalt Decoration, Greensboro, PA, originRare 2 Gal. Stoneware Jug Stenciled G.A. & J.E. McCARTHEY / MAYSVILLE, KY with Profuse Cobalt Decoration, Greensboro, PA, origin
Scarce and Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Profuse Freehand Cobalt Decoration, Stenciled "G.A. & J.E. McCARTHEY / MAYSVILLE, KY," circa 1875. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a forty-year Southern U.S. collection.
Extremely Rare J. REMMEY / NEW YORK Ovoid Stoneware Jar with Impressed Leaves and Capicity Stamp and Incised DecorationExtremely Rare J. REMMEY / NEW YORK Ovoid Stoneware Jar with Impressed Leaves and Capicity Stamp and Incised DecorationExtremely Rare J. REMMEY / NEW YORK Ovoid Stoneware Jar with Impressed Leaves and Capicity Stamp and Incised Decoration
Extremely Rare One-and-a-Half-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Incised and Impressed Foliate Decorations, Stamped "J. REMMEY / NEW-YORK," Manhattan, NY origin, circa 1810. This exceptional jar includes highly unusual impressed leaves and capacity mark. Provenance: Recently found in the Southern U.S.
Very Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Oyster Jar by Thomas Commeraw, New York, with Stamped Four-Line DANIEL JOHNSON AdvertisingVery Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Oyster Jar by Thomas Commeraw, New York, with Stamped Four-Line DANIEL JOHNSON AdvertisingVery Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Oyster Jar by Thomas Commeraw, New York, with Stamped Four-Line DANIEL JOHNSON Advertising
Important Manhattan Oyster Jar. Extremely Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Oyster Jar, Impressed "DANIEL JOHNSON. No 24 / LUMBER STREET / NEW.YORK." Made by African-American New York City stoneware potter Thomas Commeraw for African-American oysterman Daniel Johnson. This particularly fine example features crisp impressed advertising, and is the largest Commeraw oyster jar we are aware of. H 8 1/8".
Very Rare G. BRAYTON, Utica, NY Ovoid Stoneware Jug with Ornate Incised Floral Decoration
Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Artistic Incised Floral Decoration, Stamped "G. BRAYTON," Utica, NY origin, circa 1827-1832.
JOHN BURGER / ROCHESTER 3 Gal. Stoneware Crock with Elaborate Slip-Trailed Floral Decoration
Fine Three-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "JOHN BURGER / ROCHESTER," New York State origin, circa 1860.
F. STETZENMEYER & CO. / ROCHESTER, NY 3 Gal. Stoneware Crock with Elaborate Slip-Trailed Floral Decoration
Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Large Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "F. STETZENMEYER & CO. / ROCHESTER, NY," circa 1850.
Exceptional Snow Hill Nunnery Redware Bowl with Profuse Green and Yellow Slip Decoration incl. Central Star Motif att. John Bell, Waynesboro, PAExceptional Snow Hill Nunnery Redware Bowl with Profuse Green and Yellow Slip Decoration incl. Central Star Motif att. John Bell, Waynesboro, PA
Exceptional Snow Hill Nunnery Redware Bowl with Green and Yellow Slip Star Decoration, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, circa 1840. Provenance: Ex-Paul Flack collection; originally found among the contents of the Snowl Hill Nunnery near Quincy, Franklin County, PA, and sold at Horst Auction in 1997.
George Fulton Stoneware Pitcher with Manganese Decoration, Inscribed "G N Fulton," 19th century.George Fulton Stoneware Pitcher with Manganese Decoration, Inscribed "G N Fulton," 19th century.George Fulton Stoneware Pitcher with Manganese Decoration, Inscribed "G N Fulton," 19th century.
Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Folky Brushed Manganese Decoration, Inscribed "G.N. Fulton," George Newman Fulton, Alleghany County, VA origin, circa 1875. The vertical tulip with splayed leaves on this pitcher's front is reminiscent of products from the Parr Pottery in Richmond, where Fulton was previously employed. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently discovered in Georgia.
1 Gal. B. C. MILBURN / ALEXA., Alexandria, VA, Stoneware Crock with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration
Fine Examples of Alexandria, Virginia Stoneware, Stamped "B.C. MILBURN / ALEXA," circa 1850.
Extremely Rare Stoneware Pitcher with Coggled and Brushed Decoration attributed to Thompson Pottery, Morgantown, WV, circa 1860Extremely Rare Stoneware Pitcher with Coggled and Brushed Decoration attributed to Thompson Pottery, Morgantown, WV, circa 1860Extremely Rare Stoneware Pitcher with Coggled and Brushed Decoration attributed to Thompson Pottery, Morgantown, WV, circa 1860Extremely Rare Stoneware Pitcher with Coggled and Brushed Decoration attributed to Thompson Pottery, Morgantown, WV, circa 1860
Very Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Vine Decoration and Elaborate Coggled Foliate Design, attributed to the Thompson Pottery, Morgantown, WV, third quarter 19th century. Excellent straight-sided form with well-detailed coggling. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a forty-year Southern U.S. collection.
1 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Ornate Brushed Cobalt Decoration, Western PA  origin1 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Ornate Brushed Cobalt Decoration, Western PA  origin1 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Ornate Brushed Cobalt Decoration, Western PA  origin1 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Ornate Brushed Cobalt Decoration, Western PA  origin
Unusual One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Stripe and Floral Decoration, Western PA origin, possibly Boughner family, Greensboro, PA, circa 1855-1860. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a forty-year Southern U.S. collection.
Rare 2 Gal. BOUGHNER / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Handled Bowl with Profuse Cobalt DecorationRare 2 Gal. BOUGHNER / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Handled Bowl with Profuse Cobalt Decoration
Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Bowl with Profuse Freehand Cobalt Decoration, Stamped "BOUGHNER / GREENSBORO, PA," circa 1855. A highly unusual signed form for this maker, featuring wonderful looping line and vine motifs. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a forty-year Southern U.S. collection.
8 Gal. HAMILTON & JONES / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Crock with Profuse Brushed Cobalt Floral Decoration
Fine Eight-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt Freehand Decoration, Stenciled "HAMILTON & JONES / GREENSBORO, PA," circa 1875. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a forty-year Southern U.S. collection.
6 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Churn with Bold Cobalt Floral Decoration
Fine Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Bold Cobalt Floral Decoration, Western PA origin, circa 1855. Exceptional size and form. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a forty-year Southern U.S. collection.
Extremely Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Ring Flask with Applied Face and Incised Vine Decoration Inscribed "William Peirce" and "W.P. / 1830"Extremely Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Ring Flask with Applied Face and Incised Vine Decoration Inscribed "William Peirce" and "W.P. / 1830"Extremely Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Ring Flask with Applied Face and Incised Vine Decoration Inscribed "William Peirce" and "W.P. / 1830"Extremely Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Ring Flask with Applied Face and Incised Vine Decoration Inscribed "William Peirce" and "W.P. / 1830"
Extremely Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Ring Flask with Applied Face and Incised Vine Decoration Inscribed "William Peirce" and "W.P. / 1830"Extremely Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Ring Flask with Applied Face and Incised Vine Decoration Inscribed "William Peirce" and "W.P. / 1830"
Exceptional Ring Flask. Important Diminutive Stoneware Face Ring Flask with Incised Foliate Decoration, Inscribed "William Peirce" and "W.P. / 1830," probably Northeastern U.S. origin, 1830. Exceptional size and decoration. The only stoneware ring flask with an applied human face we have seen. L 5 5/8".
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