November 3, 2018 Auction Featured Photos

Important Anna Pottery Stoneware Snake JugImportant Anna Pottery Stoneware Snake JugImportant Anna Pottery Stoneware Snake JugImportant Anna Pottery Stoneware Snake JugImportant Anna Pottery Stoneware Snake JugImportant Anna Pottery Stoneware Snake JugImportant Anna Pottery Stoneware Snake JugImportant Anna Pottery Stoneware Snake JugImportant Anna Pottery Stoneware Snake JugImportant Anna Pottery Stoneware Snake JugImportant Anna Pottery Stoneware Snake JugImportant Anna Pottery Stoneware Snake JugImportant Anna Pottery Stoneware Snake Jug

Anna Pottery Masterpiece. Outstanding Salt-Glazed Stoneware Snake Jug with Albany Slip Decoration, Inscribed "8 to 7", Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, 1877. Combining traditional glazing and firing techniques with the aesthetic of academically-trained art, the snake jugs of the Kirkpatrick brothers have captivated historians, collectors, and ceramic artists for decades. This form represents the pinnacle of the brothers' craft in its sophistication, in terms of both modeling and meaning, assuming an icon status that transcends the stoneware medium.

Including its rare, snake-form stopper, this jug presents a "living" surface, teeming with fourteen intertwined, constricting, and undulating snakes, all depicted with a sense of realism uncommon to the American stoneware craft.

This jug is one of three Anna "8 to 7" jugs made by the Kirkpatrick brothers in the year 1877. (A second resides in a private collection and a third has belonged to the Illinois State Museum since 1991.) The following is a discussion of the historical significance of these Anna masterworks, all three of which are illustrated in Richard Mohr's Pottery, Politics, Art: George Ohr and the Brothers Kirkpatrick:

These jugs are bitter commentaries on the presidential election of 1876 in which the Republican candidate, Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893), won through unusual means and in part by backsliding from Republican principles. The background in brief: The Democratic candidate, Samuel Tilden, governor of New York, won the popular vote by about a 250,000- ballot margin [an outcome aggressively challenged by supporters of his opponent] ... . To settle the dispute, Congress, with Tilden's blessing set up a high joint commission, which had fifteen members--five from the Senate, five from the House, and five from the Supreme Court ... . So when the high joint commission set to work, the Republicans held a one-seat majority by a vote of eight to seven, a vote which became a slogan of the times: "eight villains to seven patriots." ... [T]he election was settled in his (Hayes's) favor early in March of 1877.

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The point of the Kirkpatrick presidential election jugs, then, is fairly clear. They are a general indictment of political chicanery. Politics (in the view of Wallace Kirkpatrick) is viewed (and portrayed) as nothing but a pit of pit vipers.


The majority of Anna Pottery snake jugs of this size and detail reside in museum collections. Our November 3rd auction offers the opportunity to acquire a coveted American ceramic form that rarely enters the secondary market.

Provenance: Acquired from Rago Auctions, Nov. 10 1991, Lot 2; consigned to Rago from an owner in the Pacific Northwest. Literature: Illustrated in Mohr, Pottery, Politics, Art: George Ohr and the Brothers Kirkpatrick, Urbana and Chicago, University of Illinois Press, 2003, color plate 4. H 11" ; W 9 3/4" ; D 8 1/2".

Extremely Important Edgefield, SC Stoneware Face Jug with Early Exhibition and Publication HistoryExtremely Important Edgefield, SC Stoneware Face Jug with Early Exhibition and Publication HistoryExtremely Important Edgefield, SC Stoneware Face Jug with Early Exhibition and Publication HistoryExtremely Important Edgefield, SC Stoneware Face Jug with Early Exhibition and Publication HistoryExtremely Important Edgefield, SC Stoneware Face Jug with Early Exhibition and Publication HistoryExtremely Important Edgefield, SC Stoneware Face Jug with Early Exhibition and Publication HistoryExtremely Important Edgefield, SC Stoneware Face Jug with Early Exhibition and Publication HistoryExtremely Important Edgefield, SC Stoneware Face Jug with Early Exhibition and Publication HistoryExtremely Important Edgefield, SC Stoneware Face Jug with Early Exhibition and Publication History

Gorgeous Glaze. Rare and Important Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, Edgefield, SC origin, circa 1850-1865. This recently-surfaced work features a high-gloss, two-toned alkaline glaze and is among the earliest exhibited Edgefield face jugs known. Provenance: Purchased by the consignor in the early 1970s from a Boston, MA antiques shop. Literature/Exhibition History: Illustrated in The Historical Society of York County, York, Pennsylvania, Regional Aspects of American Folk Pottery, May 12 to October 12, 1974. H 5 1/2".

Cobalt- and Manganese-Decorated Stoneware Memorial Urn, Inscribed, Cobalt- and Manganese-Decorated Stoneware Memorial Urn, Inscribed, Cobalt- and Manganese-Decorated Stoneware Memorial Urn, Inscribed, Cobalt- and Manganese-Decorated Stoneware Memorial Urn, Inscribed, Cobalt- and Manganese-Decorated Stoneware Memorial Urn, Inscribed, Cobalt- and Manganese-Decorated Stoneware Memorial Urn, Inscribed, Cobalt- and Manganese-Decorated Stoneware Memorial Urn, Inscribed, Cobalt- and Manganese-Decorated Stoneware Memorial Urn, Inscribed,

Decoration, Size, and Form. Outstanding Large-Sized Stoneware Memorial Urn with Cobalt and Manganese Floral Decoration, Inscribed "SACED(sic) to MEMORY of / JOSEPH ZUBER / BORN JUNE the 20TH AD 1791 / DIED MAY the 7th AD 1843", Midwestern origin, circa 1843. This remarkable work features a stylishly-turned, vasiform body with crimped midsection and open top for planting. Provenance: Purchased by the consignor several decades ago from a Midwestern folk art dealer. H 24 1/2".

Extremely Rare and Important Colonial Stoneware Vessel with Incised and Impressed Decoration att. Crolius Pottery, ManhattanExtremely Rare and Important Colonial Stoneware Vessel with Incised and Impressed Decoration att. Crolius Pottery, ManhattanExtremely Rare and Important Colonial Stoneware Vessel with Incised and Impressed Decoration att. Crolius Pottery, ManhattanExtremely Rare and Important Colonial Stoneware Vessel with Incised and Impressed Decoration att. Crolius Pottery, ManhattanExtremely Rare and Important Colonial Stoneware Vessel with Incised and Impressed Decoration att. Crolius Pottery, ManhattanExtremely Rare and Important Colonial Stoneware Vessel with Incised and Impressed Decoration att. Crolius Pottery, ManhattanExtremely Rare and Important Colonial Stoneware Vessel with Incised and Impressed Decoration att. Crolius Pottery, ManhattanExtremely Rare and Important Colonial Stoneware Vessel with Incised and Impressed Decoration att. Crolius Pottery, ManhattanExtremely Rare and Important Colonial Stoneware Vessel with Incised and Impressed Decoration att. Crolius Pottery, Manhattan

Manhattan Masterwork. Exceedingly Rare and Important Four-Sided Stoneware Flask with Profuse Incised and Impressed Decoration, attributed to the Crolius Family, Manhattan, NY, second or third quarter 18th century. Few examples of Manhattan stoneware from this period have survived. This flask's mixed use of incised daisies and stamping link it to the illustrious Crolius family of potters, among the earliest cobalt-decorated stoneware producers in America. The use of impressed circles above a stamp-decorated band, as seen on this flask, can be observed on the iconic William Crolius heart-shaped inkstand in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. H 7".

Exceedingly Rare and Important Redware Hunt Scene Pitcher with Three-Color Glaze, Stamped Exceedingly Rare and Important Redware Hunt Scene Pitcher with Three-Color Glaze, Stamped Exceedingly Rare and Important Redware Hunt Scene Pitcher with Three-Color Glaze, Stamped Exceedingly Rare and Important Redware Hunt Scene Pitcher with Three-Color Glaze, Stamped Exceedingly Rare and Important Redware Hunt Scene Pitcher with Three-Color Glaze, Stamped

Backcountry Art Pottery. Exceedingly Rare and Important Redware Hunt Scene Pitcher with Three-Color Glaze, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'", PA origin, circa 1850-1880. This pitcher can be described as one of Bell's most ambitious attempts at producing art pottery. It is an innovative work with a surprisingly modern appearance, given the fact that it was made by a country potter, sometime during the third quarter of the 19th century. Possibly Bell's finest example of this popular form known, copied from an E. & W. Bennett piece from Baltimore, MD and produced by both Waynesboro, PA and Strasburg, VA members of the family. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago. H 7 3/8".

Outstanding Five-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Owl Decoration, Akron, OH origin, circa 1875.

Ohio Owl. Outstanding Five-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Owl Decoration, Akron, OH origin, circa 1875. Among the greatest Ohio figural designs that we have ever offered, the folk art owl on this jug features looping trails and spots of cobalt slip, lightly-incised feet and other details, and a charming, human-like face.

Exceptional Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Bird-on-Stump Decoration, Stamped

Big Bird. Exceptional Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Bird-on-Stump Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX. / HARRISBURG, PA", circa 1865. Outstanding color and size to decoration. The addition of brushwork flanking the stump is most unusual. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor in 1983.

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Rare Survivor. Outstanding Stoneware Bank with Stepped Finial, Inscribed "D F," probably Athens, New York, origin, circa 1840. An exceptional example, featuring a stepped finial with coggled banding and pierced embellishments, this bank survives in remarkable condition for what was an often-broken stoneware form. Provenance: Recently discovered in a Connecticut home. H 7 7/8".

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Dave Discovery. Outstanding Fifteen-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar, Incised "Lm / Feb. 15, 1858", attributed to Dave at Lewis Miles's Stony Bluff Manufactory, Horse Creek Valley, Edgefield District, SC, 1858. This jar typifies Dave's captivating style in its large size, robust form, and beautiful, poured glaze. The shoulder includes three rows of five punctates denoting fifteen gallons. The bold, looping flourish at the end of the date is noteworthy. Provenance: A previously-undocumented example, found in California, where it had been used in recent years to store topsoil. H 21".

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Anna Artistry. Exceptional Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Vase with Applied Floral Motifs and Profuse Incising, Inscribed "Anna Pottery / 1884", Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, 1884. Combining thick-walled construction and traditional glazing techniques with a refined decorative aesthetic, this vase seamlessly melds the utilitarian stoneware industry with the American Art Pottery Movement. The various incised motifs on this vase can be found on a number of the Kirkpatricks' most iconic works, including temperance and fair jugs. Provenance: From a recently-surfaced collection of Anna Pottery, which descended in the family of Cornwall Kirkpatrick; featured on PBS's "Antiques Roadshow", Boise, Idaho, June 29, 2013. H 7 1/2".

Exceptional Kirkpatrick Family Anna Pottery Stoneware Vase Dated 1884Exceptional Kirkpatrick Family Anna Pottery Stoneware Vase Dated 1884Exceptional Kirkpatrick Family Anna Pottery Stoneware Vase Dated 1884Exceptional Kirkpatrick Family Anna Pottery Stoneware Vase Dated 1884Exceptional Kirkpatrick Family Anna Pottery Stoneware Vase Dated 1884Exceptional Kirkpatrick Family Anna Pottery Stoneware Vase Dated 1884Exceptional Kirkpatrick Family Anna Pottery Stoneware Vase Dated 1884Exceptional Kirkpatrick Family Anna Pottery Stoneware Vase Dated 1884Exceptional Kirkpatrick Family Anna Pottery Stoneware Vase Dated 1884

Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Vase with Applied Foliate Handles, Dated "1884", Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna Pottery, Anna, IL, 1884. Provenance: From a recently-surfaced collection of Anna Pottery, which descended in the family of Cornwall Kirkpatrick. H 8".

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Rare Breed. Outstanding Cobalt-Decorated Figure of a Seated Spaniel, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1885. Featuring bright cobalt brushwork over a white-slip surface and distinctive cross-hatched base, this spaniel is the finest Anna example of the form we have ever offered. Relatively few spaniels from this pottery are known. Provenance: A recently-surfaced example, which descended in the family of Cornwall Kirkpatrick. H 12".

Extremely Important Original Photograph Depicting Cornwall Kirkpatrick with Anna Pottery MasterpieceExtremely Important Original Photograph Depicting Cornwall Kirkpatrick with Anna Pottery Masterpiece

Iconic Image. Original Photograph of Cornwall Kirkpatrick with Children and Oversized Stoneware Pitcher, Signed "E.C. McGAHEY, / PHOTOGRAPHER. / Main st., opposite / HARWOOD'S DRUG STORE, / ANNA, ILLS.", circa 1860. One of the most important and beloved American ceramic images in existence, this photograph depicts Anna Pottery founder, Cornwall Kirkpatrick (1814-1890), with three of his children atop a giant stoneware pitcher. One child sits on the pitcher's rim with feet dangling inside of it, a second sits on the pitcher's handle, and a third ascends a ladder at the pitcher's front, his hand grasping the pitcher's spout. The approximately four-foot-tall pitcher, presumably used as a "storefront" advertising piece, features cobalt floral decoration, an ornamental handle, and a large incised design of the pottery itself. A second small pitcher hangs from the base of the handle. Provenance: From a recently-surfaced collection of Anna Pottery, which descended in the family of Cornwall Kirkpatrick. One of a number of Kirkpatrick family photos to be sold. Literature: Illustrated in Denker, The Kirkpatricks' Pottery At Anna, Illinois and Mohr, Pottery, Politics, Art: George Ohr and the Brothers Kirkpatrick. Dimensions: 4" x 2 3/8".

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Extremely Rare Black-Painted Chinoiserie Stoneware Vase with Applied Dragon Motif, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna Pottery, Anna, IL, circa 1885. Inspired by Chinese ceramics of the period, this vase is the only example of this style by the Kirkpatricks that we have seen. An original drain hole on the underside and surface wear on the exterior indicate it saw considerable use as a porch vase. Provenance: From a recently-surfaced collection of Anna Pottery, which descended in the family of Cornwall Kirkpatrick. H 11 7/8".

Exceptional Glazed Redware Ring Flask with Multi-Colored Slip Decoration, attributed to Nathaniel Seymour, West Hartford, CT, late 18th or early 19th century.Exceptional Glazed Redware Ring Flask with Multi-Colored Slip Decoration, attributed to Nathaniel Seymour, West Hartford, CT, late 18th or early 19th century.Exceptional Glazed Redware Ring Flask with Multi-Colored Slip Decoration, attributed to Nathaniel Seymour, West Hartford, CT, late 18th or early 19th century.Exceptional Glazed Redware Ring Flask with Multi-Colored Slip Decoration, attributed to Nathaniel Seymour, West Hartford, CT, late 18th or early 19th century.Exceptional Glazed Redware Ring Flask with Multi-Colored Slip Decoration, attributed to Nathaniel Seymour, West Hartford, CT, late 18th or early 19th century.Exceptional Glazed Redware Ring Flask with Multi-Colored Slip Decoration, attributed to Nathaniel Seymour, West Hartford, CT, late 18th or early 19th century.Exceptional Glazed Redware Ring Flask with Multi-Colored Slip Decoration, attributed to Nathaniel Seymour, West Hartford, CT, late 18th or early 19th century.Exceptional Glazed Redware Ring Flask with Multi-Colored Slip Decoration, attributed to Nathaniel Seymour, West Hartford, CT, late 18th or early 19th century.Exceptional Glazed Redware Ring Flask with Multi-Colored Slip Decoration, attributed to Nathaniel Seymour, West Hartford, CT, late 18th or early 19th century.Exceptional Glazed Redware Ring Flask with Multi-Colored Slip Decoration, attributed to Nathaniel Seymour, West Hartford, CT, late 18th or early 19th century.Exceptional Glazed Redware Ring Flask with Multi-Colored Slip Decoration, attributed to Nathaniel Seymour, West Hartford, CT, late 18th or early 19th century.Exceptional Glazed Redware Ring Flask with Multi-Colored Slip Decoration, attributed to Nathaniel Seymour, West Hartford, CT, late 18th or early 19th century.Exceptional Glazed Redware Ring Flask with Multi-Colored Slip Decoration, attributed to Nathaniel Seymour, West Hartford, CT, late 18th or early 19th century.

Northeastern Redware Masterpiece. Outstanding Glazed Redware Ring Flask with Profuse Copper and Manganese Decoration over a Yellow-Slip Ground, New York State or New England origin, probably Nathaniel Rochester, West Bloomfield, NY, or Nathaniel Seymour, West Hartford, CT, late 18th or early 19th century. This object teems with the color and flair one seeks in the best examples of early American redware. The use of haphazard slash and X-shaped slipwork creates a wonderful folk aesthetic. The vessel's feet are composed of trapezoidal clay slabs with scored undersides. Arguably the finest example of this form that we have ever offered. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently discovered in a long-term PA collection. H 10 1/2".

Exceptional Redware Jug with Incised Bird Inscribed Exceptional Redware Jug with Incised Bird Inscribed Exceptional Redware Jug with Incised Bird Inscribed Exceptional Redware Jug with Incised Bird Inscribed Exceptional Redware Jug with Incised Bird Inscribed Exceptional Redware Jug with Incised Bird Inscribed

Clay for Clay. Important and Probably Unique Glazed Redware Political Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed "look this way for henry clay", probably Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1844. Relatively few redware jugs with incised figural decorations are known. This example, with large speech bubble emanating from the bird's mouth, was made in support of the U.S. Representative and Senator from Kentucky, Henry Clay (1777-1852), most likely during his bid for President of the United States in 1844. That year, Clay won the Whig Party nomination for President, but lost to Democrat, James K. Polk, partly on his views against the ratification of Texas. The jug's discovery in Baltimore city, coupled with the fact that the Whig National Convention was held in Baltimore in 1844, strongly suggest this jug was made in Baltimore at that time. A historically-important object referencing the highly-influential American statesman, known as "The Great Compromiser". Provenance: A recently-surfaced example, purchased years ago at a Baltimore area flea market. H 10 1/2".

Rare and Important Glazed Redware Figure of a Recumbent Dog with Basket, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, third quarter 19th century.Rare and Important Glazed Redware Figure of a Recumbent Dog with Basket, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, third quarter 19th century.Rare and Important Glazed Redware Figure of a Recumbent Dog with Basket, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, third quarter 19th century.Rare and Important Glazed Redware Figure of a Recumbent Dog with Basket, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, third quarter 19th century.Rare and Important Glazed Redware Figure of a Recumbent Dog with Basket, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, third quarter 19th century.Rare and Important Glazed Redware Figure of a Recumbent Dog with Basket, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, third quarter 19th century.

Rare and Important Glazed Redware Figure of a Recumbent Dog with Basket, attributed to the John Bell Pottery, Waynesboro, PA, circa 1840-1880. Provenance: A recently-surfaced example, purchased by the consignor in 1985. L 6 3/4" ; H 3 5/8".

Extremely Rare Open-Handled Redware Sugar Pot with Two-Color-Slip Spot Decoration, attributed to Solomon Loy, Alamance County, NC, circa 1800-1830.Extremely Rare Open-Handled Redware Sugar Pot with Two-Color-Slip Spot Decoration, attributed to Solomon Loy, Alamance County, NC, circa 1800-1830.Extremely Rare Open-Handled Redware Sugar Pot with Two-Color-Slip Spot Decoration, attributed to Solomon Loy, Alamance County, NC, circa 1800-1830.Extremely Rare Open-Handled Redware Sugar Pot with Two-Color-Slip Spot Decoration, attributed to Solomon Loy, Alamance County, NC, circa 1800-1830.

Southern Spots. Extremely Rare Open-Handled Redware Sugar Pot with Two-Color-Slip Spot Decoration, attributed to Solomon Loy, Alamance County, NC, circa 1800-1830. Significantly rarer than their slip-trailed counterparts produced earlier and concurrently in Alamance County, NC, such jars create a bold folk expression with their distinctive barrage of slip-colored spots. Jars of this type were noticed early in the 20th century by renowned art collector, Albert C. Barnes. Two jars of this style currently reside within the select redware collection of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA. Another related example resides in the collection of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winston-Salem, NC. Literature: For similar jars, see Beckerdite, Brown, and Carnes-McNaughton, "Slipware from the St. Asaph's Tradition, Ceramics in America 2010, p. 53, fig. 64. Provenance: Recently found in a Mid-Atlantic collection. H 7 3/4".

Rare Shenandoah Valley Glazed Redware Vase, Stamped Rare Shenandoah Valley Glazed Redware Vase, Stamped Rare Shenandoah Valley Glazed Redware Vase, Stamped Rare Shenandoah Valley Glazed Redware Vase, Stamped Rare Shenandoah Valley Glazed Redware Vase, Stamped

Rare Shenandoah Valley Glazed Redware Vase, Stamped "BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA", circa 1880. This vase features a striking marbled glaze and elegant potting in the classic Bacher style. H 9 1/8".

Outstanding Seven-Gallon Double-Handled Jug with Profuse Cobalt Decoration, Inscribed Outstanding Seven-Gallon Double-Handled Jug with Profuse Cobalt Decoration, Inscribed

Outstanding Seven-Gallon Double-Handled Jug with Profuse Cobalt Decoration, Inscribed "FOWLER'S. / Peach Brandy / 1856", Ohio origin, 1856. Impressive in its size, lavish top-to-bottom brushwork, and use of stenciled and freehand inscriptions, this jug is the finest Ohio example of the form that we have ever offered. H 18 1/2".

Albany/Troy Regional Stoneware at its Earliest. Exceedingly Rare and Important Two-Gallon Stoneware Presentation Jar with Incised Heart and Floral Motifs, Inscribed "Jacob Cuyler, Junr", probably Troy, NY origin, late 18th century.

This vertical handled jar bears the name of Jacob Cuyler (1746-1823), a resident of Albany, who added the suffix "Junior" to distinguish himself from a prominent relative, Jacob J. Cuyler. Little is known about Cuyler, Jr's life, although his Albany tax assessment record from 1788 exists, as does his census records from 1790 and 1800. In 1790, Cuyler, Jr's household on the corner of Market and Steuben Streets included four family members and two slaves.

Cuyler's jar features Manhattan-inspired floral decoration on the front and reverse, and an 18th century vertical-handled form. (The intriguing incised heart-with-arrow motif below the owner's name indicates the jar may have been made for a wedding, although there is no evidence of Cuyler, Jr. ever marrying. The incised number, "28", appears on the jar's front shoulder, an inscription whose meaning is also unknown.) The form and overall style of the jar appears to predate the famous "ALBANY WARE" of William Capron. The most likely makers of this jar are two potteries located in nearby Troy, both of which date to the late 18th century. One was owned by Moses Crafts, who, according to local tax records, appears to be associated with Troy potter, Josiah Chapman. A second pottery firm, that of Morgan and Smith, is another possibility. A small incised "M" with flourish, or possible conjoined "S", on the jar's reverse side may identify either pottery as its maker.

Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed Floral Decoration, Inscribed Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed Floral Decoration, Inscribed Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed Floral Decoration, Inscribed Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed Floral Decoration, Inscribed

Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed Floral Decoration, Inscribed "AC", attributed to Josiah Chapman or Xerxes Price, Troy, NY or Sayreville, NJ origin, early 19th century. This jar is the first hand-inscribed example that we have seen from this group of early, stamp-decorated pieces, which have been alternately attributed to both Price and Chapman. The initials, "AC", offer the possibility that this jar was made by Josiah Chapman as a presentation piece for a member of his family.

Very Rare Stoneware Spouted Vessel with Cobalt Floral and Drape Motifs, probably Crolius Family, Manhattan, NY, late 18th century. One of a small number of examples of this early American form known. H 8 3/4Very Rare Stoneware Spouted Vessel with Cobalt Floral and Drape Motifs, probably Crolius Family, Manhattan, NY, late 18th century. One of a small number of examples of this early American form known. H 8 3/4Very Rare Stoneware Spouted Vessel with Cobalt Floral and Drape Motifs, probably Crolius Family, Manhattan, NY, late 18th century. One of a small number of examples of this early American form known. H 8 3/4Very Rare Stoneware Spouted Vessel with Cobalt Floral and Drape Motifs, probably Crolius Family, Manhattan, NY, late 18th century. One of a small number of examples of this early American form known. H 8 3/4

Very Rare Stoneware Spouted Vessel with Cobalt Floral and Drape Motifs, probably Crolius Family, Manhattan, NY, late 18th century. One of a small number of examples of this early American form known. H 8 3/4".

Exceptional Richard Remmey, Philadelphia, PA Stoneware Jar with Man s Profile and Double Birds MotifsExceptional Richard Remmey, Philadelphia, PA Stoneware Jar with Man s Profile and Double Birds MotifsExceptional Richard Remmey, Philadelphia, PA Stoneware Jar with Man s Profile and Double Birds MotifsExceptional Richard Remmey, Philadelphia, PA Stoneware Jar with Man s Profile and Double Birds MotifsExceptional Richard Remmey, Philadelphia, PA Stoneware Jar with Man s Profile and Double Birds MotifsExceptional Richard Remmey, Philadelphia, PA Stoneware Jar with Man s Profile and Double Birds Motifs

Remmey Folk Art Face. Exceptional One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Face and Double-Bird Decoration, attributed to Henry Harrison Remmey or Richard Clinton Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1860. Among the tens-of-thousands of surviving Remmey stoneware objects from Philadelphia, this jar is the only example we have seen with a brushed design of a human face. The jar's reverse side, perhaps equally engaging, features facing birds with heart-shaped wings, possibly indicating the vessel's purpose as a wedding gift.

Exceedingly Rare and Important One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Figural Decoration, Stamped Exceedingly Rare and Important One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Figural Decoration, Stamped

Farrar Figure. Exceedingly Rare and Important One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Figural Decoration, Stamped "ST JOHNS / STONE WARE", George W. Farrar, St. John, Quebec, Canada, circa 1860.

Extremely Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Cobalt Reclining Deer Scene, Stamped Extremely Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Cobalt Reclining Deer Scene, Stamped Extremely Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Cobalt Reclining Deer Scene, Stamped

Extremely Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Cobalt Reclining Deer Scene, Stamped "EDMANDS & CO.", Charlestown, MA origin, circa 1860. The finest example of signed Edmands & Co. stoneware that we have ever offered, featuring this maker's most prized design, rarely seen on this form.

4 Gal. HARRINGTON & BURGER / ROCHESTER, NY Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Slip-Trailed Floral Decoration4 Gal. HARRINGTON & BURGER / ROCHESTER, NY Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Slip-Trailed Floral Decoration

Exceptional Four-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "HARRINGTON & BURGER // ROCHESTER", NY State origin, circa 1852-1854.

Very Rare One-Gallon Wheeling, WV Stoneware Advertising Pitcher, Western PA origin, circa 1875.Very Rare One-Gallon Wheeling, WV Stoneware Advertising Pitcher, Western PA origin, circa 1875.Very Rare One-Gallon Wheeling, WV Stoneware Advertising Pitcher, Western PA origin, circa 1875.

Very Rare One-Gallon Wheeling, WV Stoneware Advertising Pitcher, Western PA origin, circa 1875. Provenance: Collection of Harry Meyer, McDonald, PA.

Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Figural Decoration, attributed to Simeon L. Bray, Evansville, IN, circa 1885.Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Figural Decoration, attributed to Simeon L. Bray, Evansville, IN, circa 1885.Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Figural Decoration, attributed to Simeon L. Bray, Evansville, IN, circa 1885.Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Figural Decoration, attributed to Simeon L. Bray, Evansville, IN, circa 1885.Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Figural Decoration, attributed to Simeon L. Bray, Evansville, IN, circa 1885.Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Figural Decoration, attributed to Simeon L. Bray, Evansville, IN, circa 1885.Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Figural Decoration, attributed to Simeon L. Bray, Evansville, IN, circa 1885.Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Figural Decoration, attributed to Simeon L. Bray, Evansville, IN, circa 1885.

Anna Influence. Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Figural Decoration, attributed to Simeon L. Bray, Evansville, IN, circa 1885. Brothers, Simeon, J. Wallace, and William Bray, spent their early years in the town of Anna, Illinois, where they likely learned the pottery trade from the famed Kirkpatrick brothers. This work is one of a small number of Anna-inspired temperance jugs known by this family. It is noteworthy in its use of cobalt slip decoration, being one of a very few known with this treatment, as well as its size, measuring among the largest Bray temperance jugs known. The elaborate modeling of the figure's torso and head are also remarkable, as the majority of documented Bray family jugs feature only a simple man's head emerging from the jug's wall, or, in some cases, no representation of a human form at all. The inclusion of several crawling animals and expressive face on the man make this piece a particularly lively and expressive Bray work. The jug's involved torso and use of cobalt decoration make this example more closely related to the Anna style than most Bray family pieces known. Provenance: A previously-undocumented, recently-surfaced example. H 7 3/4".

Rare SIPE & SONS / WILLIAMSPORT, PA Stoneware Ice Water CoolerRare SIPE & SONS / WILLIAMSPORT, PA Stoneware Ice Water CoolerRare SIPE & SONS / WILLIAMSPORT, PA Stoneware Ice Water CoolerRare SIPE & SONS / WILLIAMSPORT, PA Stoneware Ice Water CoolerRare SIPE & SONS / WILLIAMSPORT, PA Stoneware Ice Water CoolerRare SIPE & SONS / WILLIAMSPORT, PA Stoneware Ice Water CoolerRare SIPE & SONS / WILLIAMSPORT, PA Stoneware Ice Water Cooler

Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware "ICE WATER" Cooler with Applied Decoration, Stamped "SIPE & SON / WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.", circa 1880. This imaginatively-decorated cooler is the first of its kind from Central Pennsylvania that we have seen.

Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Cooler with Incised Gentleman s Profile and Fish Motifs, Ohio origin, circa 1830.Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Cooler with Incised Gentleman s Profile and Fish Motifs, Ohio origin, circa 1830.Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Cooler with Incised Gentleman s Profile and Fish Motifs, Ohio origin, circa 1830.Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Cooler with Incised Gentleman s Profile and Fish Motifs, Ohio origin, circa 1830.Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Cooler with Incised Gentleman s Profile and Fish Motifs, Ohio origin, circa 1830.

Folky Two-Gallon Stoneware Cooler with Incised Top-Hatted Gentleman's Profile and Fish Motifs, Ohio origin, circa 1830. Featuring a desirable form with wonderful figural designs, the aesthetic value of this cooler is enhanced by its unusually small size. H 11 1/2".

Rare M. TYLER. ALBANY / MANUFACTURER Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Inkwell, Albany, NY origin, circa 1840.Rare M. TYLER. ALBANY / MANUFACTURER Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Inkwell, Albany, NY origin, circa 1840.Rare M. TYLER. ALBANY / MANUFACTURER Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Inkwell, Albany, NY origin, circa 1840.Rare M. TYLER. ALBANY / MANUFACTURER Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Inkwell, Albany, NY origin, circa 1840.Rare M. TYLER. ALBANY / MANUFACTURER Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Inkwell, Albany, NY origin, circa 1840.Rare M. TYLER. ALBANY / MANUFACTURER Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Inkwell, Albany, NY origin, circa 1840.

Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Inkwell, Stamped Twice "M. TYLER. ALBANY / MANUFACTURER", Albany, NY origin, circa 1840. H 2 1/16" ; Diameter 4 3/4".

Exceptional and Important Glazed Redware Tea Canister with Profuse Slip Decoration, American, possibly Charlestown, MA, second half 18th century.Exceptional and Important Glazed Redware Tea Canister with Profuse Slip Decoration, American, possibly Charlestown, MA, second half 18th century.Exceptional and Important Glazed Redware Tea Canister with Profuse Slip Decoration, American, possibly Charlestown, MA, second half 18th century.Exceptional and Important Glazed Redware Tea Canister with Profuse Slip Decoration, American, possibly Charlestown, MA, second half 18th century.Exceptional and Important Glazed Redware Tea Canister with Profuse Slip Decoration, American, possibly Charlestown, MA, second half 18th century.Exceptional and Important Glazed Redware Tea Canister with Profuse Slip Decoration, American, possibly Charlestown, MA, second half 18th century.Exceptional and Important Glazed Redware Tea Canister with Profuse Slip Decoration, American, possibly Charlestown, MA, second half 18th century.Exceptional and Important Glazed Redware Tea Canister with Profuse Slip Decoration, American, possibly Charlestown, MA, second half 18th century.Exceptional and Important Glazed Redware Tea Canister with Profuse Slip Decoration, American, possibly Charlestown, MA, second half 18th century.Exceptional and Important Glazed Redware Tea Canister with Profuse Slip Decoration, American, possibly Charlestown, MA, second half 18th century.

18th Century Form. Exceptional and Important Glazed Redware Tea Canister with Profuse Yellow Slip Decoration, American, possibly Charlestown, MA, circa 1725-1800. This boldly-decorated tea canister features a form and heavy slip decoration indicative of possible colonial-period manufacture. It may have been made in Charlestown, Massachusetts, whose early redware industry is characterized by heavy usage of brushed and trailed yellow slip. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which recently surfaced in a New York State collection. H 6 3/4".

Very Rare Miniature Stoneware Presentation Jar with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed Very Rare Miniature Stoneware Presentation Jar with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed Very Rare Miniature Stoneware Presentation Jar with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed Very Rare Miniature Stoneware Presentation Jar with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed

Very Rare Miniature Stoneware Presentation Jar with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed "M.F. / 1806", New York State origin, circa 1806. H 3 3/4".

Exceedingly Rare Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Lamb Doorstop, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.Exceedingly Rare Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Lamb Doorstop, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.Exceedingly Rare Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Lamb Doorstop, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.Exceedingly Rare Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Lamb Doorstop, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.

Eberly Icon. Exceedingly Rare Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Lamb Doorstop, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890. To our knowledge, this previously-undocumented example is one of only five surviving Eberly lambs with a polychrome-glazed surface. Noteworthy for its charming figural form and substantial size, the Eberly lamb has become an iconic image among collectors and scholars of Southern folk pottery. The purpose of this form is evidenced in the Eberlys price lists; an 1888 J. Eberly & Co. price list, illustrated on p. 260 of H.E. Comstock's The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley lists "Lambs for Door Stops, per dozen, 3.00". (This price most likely refers to the pottery's standardly-produced, slip-coated lambs, as the word "fancy", used to denote the Eberlys multi-glazed redware, is not mentioned.) Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which recently-surfaced in a New York State collection. Literature: For related examples, see H.E. Comstock, The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, p. 280, fig. 5.221, and William E. Wiltshire, III, Folk Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley, p. 69. L 11 3/4".

Extremely Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stamped Extremely Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stamped Extremely Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stamped Extremely Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stamped Extremely Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stamped Extremely Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stamped Extremely Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stamped

Winchester Work. Extremely Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stamped "SOLOMON BELL", Winchester, VA, circa 1840. One of a small number of signed pitchers known from Solomon Bell's Winchester period, this example was produced while the potter was in his early twenties, before the establishment of his long-standing Strasburg shop. The form is noticeably different than Bell's later, more-well-known Strasburg pitchers, as it features a short collar and heavily-tooled, angled rim molding. The surface is coated in a bright whitish slip and decorated with a graduated cobalt swag design, an early variant of Bell's popular "Indian necklace" motif. To our knowledge, this pitcher is one of only two examples with this maker's mark to come to auction in the last fifteen years.

Outstanding 1 Gal. H. C. SMITH / ALEXA. / D.C. Alexandria Stoneware PitcherOutstanding 1 Gal. H. C. SMITH / ALEXA. / D.C. Alexandria Stoneware PitcherOutstanding 1 Gal. H. C. SMITH / ALEXA. / D.C. Alexandria Stoneware PitcherOutstanding 1 Gal. H. C. SMITH / ALEXA. / D.C. Alexandria Stoneware PitcherOutstanding 1 Gal. H. C. SMITH / ALEXA. / D.C. Alexandria Stoneware PitcherOutstanding 1 Gal. H. C. SMITH / ALEXA. / D.C. Alexandria Stoneware Pitcher

Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Chain Link and Floral Motifs, Stamped "H.C. SMITH / ALEXA / D.C.", Alexandria, D.C. (now Virginia) origin, circa 1835.

Six-Gallon Galena, Illinois, Redware ChurnSix-Gallon Galena, Illinois, Redware ChurnSix-Gallon Galena, Illinois, Redware ChurnSix-Gallon Galena, Illinois, Redware Churn

Exceptional Five-Gallon Glazed Redware Churn, Galena, IL origin, second half 19th century. Provenance: From a long-term private collection of Galena, IL redware consigned to this auction. H 17 1/2".

Exceptional Large-Sized Stoneware Bank Dated 1859 with American Flag and Potted Plant Decoration, Baltimore, MD OriginExceptional Large-Sized Stoneware Bank Dated 1859 with American Flag and Potted Plant Decoration, Baltimore, MD OriginExceptional Large-Sized Stoneware Bank Dated 1859 with American Flag and Potted Plant Decoration, Baltimore, MD OriginExceptional Large-Sized Stoneware Bank Dated 1859 with American Flag and Potted Plant Decoration, Baltimore, MD OriginExceptional Large-Sized Stoneware Bank Dated 1859 with American Flag and Potted Plant Decoration, Baltimore, MD OriginExceptional Large-Sized Stoneware Bank Dated 1859 with American Flag and Potted Plant Decoration, Baltimore, MD Origin

Phenomenal Form. Exceptional Two-Tiered Stoneware Bank with Cobalt American Flag and Potted Flower Motifs, Dated "1859", Baltimore, MD origin, 1859. Featuring a two-slotted "double bank" form and striking decoration, this work is considered one of the finest cobalt-decorated banks produced South of the Mason-Dixon Line. H 9 3/4".

Outstanding Miniature Stoneware Churn with Incised Bird Decoration Inscribed Outstanding Miniature Stoneware Churn with Incised Bird Decoration Inscribed Outstanding Miniature Stoneware Churn with Incised Bird Decoration Inscribed Outstanding Miniature Stoneware Churn with Incised Bird Decoration Inscribed Outstanding Miniature Stoneware Churn with Incised Bird Decoration Inscribed Outstanding Miniature Stoneware Churn with Incised Bird Decoration Inscribed Outstanding Miniature Stoneware Churn with Incised Bird Decoration Inscribed

Exceptional Miniature Stoneware Presentation Churn with Incised Bird-and-Floral Motif, Inscribed "RA Whitlock", attributed to William H. Farrar, Geddes, NY, circa 1860. This churn features a highly unusual incised version of Farrar's classic, slip-trailed bird-and-floral motif. H 6 3/4".

Outstanding Stoneware Child s Chamber Pot with Charming Poetic InscriptionOutstanding Stoneware Child s Chamber Pot with Charming Poetic InscriptionOutstanding Stoneware Child s Chamber Pot with Charming Poetic InscriptionOutstanding Stoneware Child s Chamber Pot with Charming Poetic Inscription

Presentation Potty. Diminutive Stoneware Chamberpot with Incised Poem, New York State origin, circa 1850-1880. This small-sized chamberpot features the humorous cobalt-highlighted poem, "Who toke me from my nice warm cot / Whether i want to P or not my mother / And Put on a cold cold pot / My mudder Boo hoo". H 3 3/4" ; Diameter 5 5/8".

Exceptional 1 1/2 Gal. Ohio Stoneware Pitcher with Incised Bird and Fish DecorationExceptional 1 1/2 Gal. Ohio Stoneware Pitcher with Incised Bird and Fish DecorationExceptional 1 1/2 Gal. Ohio Stoneware Pitcher with Incised Bird and Fish DecorationExceptional 1 1/2 Gal. Ohio Stoneware Pitcher with Incised Bird and Fish DecorationExceptional 1 1/2 Gal. Ohio Stoneware Pitcher with Incised Bird and Fish Decoration

Exceptional One-and-Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Incised Bird and Fish Decoration, Ohio origin, circa 1830. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a recently-surfaced GA collection.

Outstanding Redware Bowl with Multi-Colored Spotted Slip Decoration, Loy Family, Alamance County, NCOutstanding Redware Bowl with Multi-Colored Spotted Slip Decoration, Loy Family, Alamance County, NCOutstanding Redware Bowl with Multi-Colored Spotted Slip Decoration, Loy Family, Alamance County, NCOutstanding Redware Bowl with Multi-Colored Spotted Slip Decoration, Loy Family, Alamance County, NCOutstanding Redware Bowl with Multi-Colored Spotted Slip Decoration, Loy Family, Alamance County, NC

Southern Slip. Outstanding Glazed Redware Bowl with Elaborate Three-Color Slip Decoration, attributed to Solomon Loy, Alamance County, NC, circa 1825-1840. Literature: For related examples, see Linda Carnes-McNaughton, “Solomon Loy: Master Potter of the Carolina Piedmont,” Ceramics in America 2010, (Lebanon, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2010), p. 119, fig. 5 and p. 122, fig. 25. A third dish bearing the identical color scheme is currently on display at the William C. and Susan S. Mariner Southern Ceramics Gallery at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winston-Salem, NC. H 2 1/2" ; Diam. 8 5/8".

Outstanding C. A. Haun, Greene County, TN Redware Jar with Copper Slip DecorationOutstanding C. A. Haun, Greene County, TN Redware Jar with Copper Slip DecorationOutstanding C. A. Haun, Greene County, TN Redware Jar with Copper Slip DecorationOutstanding C. A. Haun, Greene County, TN Redware Jar with Copper Slip DecorationOutstanding C. A. Haun, Greene County, TN Redware Jar with Copper Slip DecorationOutstanding C. A. Haun, Greene County, TN Redware Jar with Copper Slip Decoration

Very Rare Glazed Redware Jar with Profuse Copper Slip Decoration, attributed to Christopher Alexander Haun, Greene County, TN, mid 19th century. H 6".

Redware Cup with Floral Decoration att. Alamance County, NCRedware Cup with Floral Decoration att. Alamance County, NCRedware Cup with Floral Decoration att. Alamance County, NCRedware Cup with Floral Decoration att. Alamance County, NCRedware Cup with Floral Decoration att. Alamance County, NCRedware Cup with Floral Decoration att. Alamance County, NC

Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Cup with Two-Color Slip Floral Decoration, attributed to Solomon Loy, Alamance County, NC, circa 1825-1840. Literature: For sherds excavated at the Loy site bearing this design, see Linda Carnes-McNaughton, “Solomon Loy: Master Potter of the Carolina Piedmont,” Ceramics in America 2010, (Lebanon, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2010), p. 125, fig. 31. H 2 1/2" ; Diam. 4 1/8".

Extremely Rare Cold-Painted Redware Spaniel Marked JOHN BELL, Waynesboro, PAExtremely Rare Cold-Painted Redware Spaniel Marked JOHN BELL, Waynesboro, PAExtremely Rare Cold-Painted Redware Spaniel Marked JOHN BELL, Waynesboro, PAExtremely Rare Cold-Painted Redware Spaniel Marked JOHN BELL, Waynesboro, PAExtremely Rare Cold-Painted Redware Spaniel Marked JOHN BELL, Waynesboro, PAExtremely Rare Cold-Painted Redware Spaniel Marked JOHN BELL, Waynesboro, PAExtremely Rare Cold-Painted Redware Spaniel Marked JOHN BELL, Waynesboro, PA

Form, Maker, and Surface. Extremely Rare Cold-Painted Redware Figure of a Spaniel, Stamped "JOHN BELL", Waynesboro, PA origin, circa 1840-1880. Among the most coveted forms by this renowned Shenandoah Valley regional potter, featuring a desirable painted surface. Provenance: A recently-surfaced example, from a New York State collection. H 9 5/8".

Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Bulb Pot, probably William Eby, Conestogo, Ontario, Canada, circa 1875.Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Bulb Pot, probably William Eby, Conestogo, Ontario, Canada, circa 1875.Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Bulb Pot, probably William Eby, Conestogo, Ontario, Canada, circa 1875.Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Bulb Pot, probably William Eby, Conestogo, Ontario, Canada, circa 1875.Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Bulb Pot, probably William Eby, Conestogo, Ontario, Canada, circa 1875.

Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Bulb Pot, probably William K. Eby, Conestogo, Ontario, Canada, circa 1875. H (including saucer) 10".

Exceptional New Geneva, PA Tanware Flowerpot with Elaborate Decoration and Ring HandlesExceptional New Geneva, PA Tanware Flowerpot with Elaborate Decoration and Ring HandlesExceptional New Geneva, PA Tanware Flowerpot with Elaborate Decoration and Ring Handles

Exceptional Large-Sized Tanware Flowerpot with Profuse Albany Slip Decoration and Ring Handles, Greensboro or New Geneva, PA origin, circa 1885. This outstanding example survives in rarely-seen, essentially as-made condition. H 9 1/2".

Extremely Rare Miniature Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Extremely Rare Miniature Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Extremely Rare Miniature Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Extremely Rare Miniature Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Extremely Rare Miniature Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Extremely Rare Miniature Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed

Extremely Rare Miniature Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed "J" and "JS", probably West Virginia origin, possibly Jane Lew, circa 1875. Exceptional size and outstanding decoration. The color of this churn relates to stoneware produced in Jane Lew, West Virginia by J.P. Parker and S.A. Colvin & Sons during the second half of the 19th century. Additionally, star decorations can be seen in stenciled form in the work of Parker, as well as in brushed form, on a few special examples of Colvin stoneware. Provenance: A recently-surfaced example, purchased by the consignor in 1981. H 7 3/4".

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Rare and Fine Three-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jug with Stenciled Eagle and Rose Motifs, Stenciled "Star Pottery.", Hamilton & Jones, Greensboro, PA, circa 1875.

Very Unusual Molded Stoneware Corn Cob with Cobalt DecorationVery Unusual Molded Stoneware Corn Cob with Cobalt DecorationVery Unusual Molded Stoneware Corn Cob with Cobalt DecorationVery Unusual Molded Stoneware Corn Cob with Cobalt DecorationVery Unusual Molded Stoneware Corn Cob with Cobalt DecorationVery Unusual Molded Stoneware Corn Cob with Cobalt DecorationVery Unusual Molded Stoneware Corn Cob with Cobalt Decoration

Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Ear of Corn Novelty, American, circa 1875. Possibly made as a corn whiskey advertising piece, this piece, molded from an actual ear of corn, is the only example of its kind that we have seen. L 4 1/2".

Very Unusual Stoneware Whistle with Elaborate Brushed Cobalt DecorationVery Unusual Stoneware Whistle with Elaborate Brushed Cobalt DecorationVery Unusual Stoneware Whistle with Elaborate Brushed Cobalt DecorationVery Unusual Stoneware Whistle with Elaborate Brushed Cobalt DecorationVery Unusual Stoneware Whistle with Elaborate Brushed Cobalt DecorationVery Unusual Stoneware Whistle with Elaborate Brushed Cobalt DecorationVery Unusual Stoneware Whistle with Elaborate Brushed Cobalt Decoration

Very Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Whistle with Cobalt Stripe Decoration, Northeastern U.S. origin, third quarter 19th century. L 4 1/8".

Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Charles Decker s Keystone Pottery, Chucky Valley, TN, circa 1880-1900.Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Charles Decker s Keystone Pottery, Chucky Valley, TN, circa 1880-1900.Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Charles Decker s Keystone Pottery, Chucky Valley, TN, circa 1880-1900.Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Charles Decker s Keystone Pottery, Chucky Valley, TN, circa 1880-1900.Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Charles Decker s Keystone Pottery, Chucky Valley, TN, circa 1880-1900.

Delicate Decker. Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Charles Decker's Keystone Pottery, Chucky Valley, TN, circa 1880-1900. The finest example of unmarked Decker stoneware that we have ever offered, this pitcher is potted in an elegant, narrow-based form uncommon to this pottery's work. Its elaborate decoration, consisting of three large tulips, as opposed to the usual single tulip, is noteworthy. The pitcher's heavily-ribbed handle with scrolled lower terminal is previously-undocumented in this family's work. H 4".

Exceptional Double-Spouted Stoneware Water Cooler with Lion s Head Handles and Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to the Clark Pottery, Athens, NY, circa 1835-1845.Exceptional Double-Spouted Stoneware Water Cooler with Lion s Head Handles and Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to the Clark Pottery, Athens, NY, circa 1835-1845.Exceptional Double-Spouted Stoneware Water Cooler with Lion s Head Handles and Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to the Clark Pottery, Athens, NY, circa 1835-1845.Exceptional Double-Spouted Stoneware Water Cooler with Lion s Head Handles and Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to the Clark Pottery, Athens, NY, circa 1835-1845.Exceptional Double-Spouted Stoneware Water Cooler with Lion s Head Handles and Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to the Clark Pottery, Athens, NY, circa 1835-1845.Exceptional Double-Spouted Stoneware Water Cooler with Lion s Head Handles and Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to the Clark Pottery, Athens, NY, circa 1835-1845.

Exceptional Double-Spouted Stoneware Water Cooler with Lion's Head Handles and Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to the Clark Pottery, Athens, NY, circa 1835-1845. Provenance: Ex-Willard Grande. H 15 3/4".

Exceptional 5 Gal. PENN YAN Stoneware Jug with Slip-Trailed Bird Decoration

Outstanding Five-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Decoration of a Pair of Game Birds, Stamped "PENN YAN", New York State origin, circa 1860.

Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Flowering Urn Decoration, Stamped Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Flowering Urn Decoration, Stamped Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Flowering Urn Decoration, Stamped Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Flowering Urn Decoration, Stamped

Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Flowering Urn Decoration, Stamped "HARRISBURG PA", attributed to John Young & Co., Harrisburg, PA, circa 1856-1858. The jug's distinctive, cylindrical form and use of brushed and slip-trailed elements to the design lead to a strong attribution to the Harrisburg, PA firm of John Young & Co. Among the finest examples of pre-Cowden period Harrisburg stoneware that we have ever offered. Provenance: A recently-surfaced example, purchased by the consignor in 1991.

Outstanding Stoneware Pig Flask with Outstanding Stoneware Pig Flask with Outstanding Stoneware Pig Flask with Outstanding Stoneware Pig Flask with Outstanding Stoneware Pig Flask with Outstanding Stoneware Pig Flask with Outstanding Stoneware Pig Flask with Outstanding Stoneware Pig Flask with Outstanding Stoneware Pig Flask with Outstanding Stoneware Pig Flask with

Rare and Fine Anna Pottery Salt-Glazed Stoneware Pig Flask with Black Hills Inscription, Signed "By Anna Pottery / 1882", Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, 1882. Anna Pottery "Black Hills" pigs are considered scarce, and this flask is the first salt-glazed and cobalt-highlighted example that we have offered featuring this desirable Western-themed inscription. A significant recent discovery of a classic Kirkpatrick form, exhibiting even glazing to the surface, bright cobalt highlights, and crisp penmanship. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, consigned by a descendant of the flask's original owner. L 7 1/4".

Rare Red Wing, MN SIEGEL, COOPER & CO. / CROCKERY DEPT / CHICAGO, ILL Stoneware CrockRare Red Wing, MN SIEGEL, COOPER & CO. / CROCKERY DEPT / CHICAGO, ILL Stoneware Crock

Red Wing Rarity Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Crock with Chicago, IL Advertising, Embossed "MINNESOTA STONEWARE CO RED WING MINN", late 19th century. H 8".

Exceedingly Rare and Important Miniature Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Pomegranate and Floral Motifs, attributed to the Kemple Pottery, Ringoes, NJ, circa 1746-1795.Exceedingly Rare and Important Miniature Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Pomegranate and Floral Motifs, attributed to the Kemple Pottery, Ringoes, NJ, circa 1746-1795.Exceedingly Rare and Important Miniature Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Pomegranate and Floral Motifs, attributed to the Kemple Pottery, Ringoes, NJ, circa 1746-1795.Exceedingly Rare and Important Miniature Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Pomegranate and Floral Motifs, attributed to the Kemple Pottery, Ringoes, NJ, circa 1746-1795.Exceedingly Rare and Important Miniature Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Pomegranate and Floral Motifs, attributed to the Kemple Pottery, Ringoes, NJ, circa 1746-1795.

Important Early Discovery. Exceedingly Rare Miniature Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Pomegranate and Floral Motifs, attributed to the Kemple Pottery, Ringoes, NJ, circa 1746-1795.Two other related miniature jugs, also featuring decoration emanating from the base of the handle, were sold by Crocker Farm in 2011 and 2017 and carried strong attributions to potter, Adam States, Sr., active in New Jersey, Manhattan, NY, and Greenwich, CT, during the mid 18th century. This example, however, features openwork lobes of cobalt slip on the body, a design distinctive to the Kemple family of Ringoes, NJ, described as pomegranates in the Goldberg, Warwick, and Warwick article, "The Eighteenth-Century New Jersey Stoneware Potteries of Captain James Morgan and the Kemple Family", published in Ceramics in America 2008. The jug's large daisy motif, which emanates from the base of the handle, was possibly influenced by 18th century Manhattan, NY potteries or the Captain James Morgan Pottery of Cheesequake, NJ. The importance of this object lies in its early date of manufacture and size. It was made somewhere within the first twenty to seventy years of cobalt-decorated stoneware manufacture in America, with a bulbous, narrow-spouted form based upon the Old World style. It is among the earliest stoneware miniatures known and is likely also the smallest intact example of Kemple stoneware to be recorded. Provenance: Recently discovered in a Pennsylvania collection. H 5 1/4".

Very Fine Early Manhattan Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird DecorationVery Fine Early Manhattan Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird DecorationVery Fine Early Manhattan Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird DecorationVery Fine Early Manhattan Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration

Fine and Scarce Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, Manhattan, NY, late 18th century. This example uses an early-style, two-colored slip treatment, modeled after Westerwald stoneware. In this case, the decorator has used typical cobalt slip for the majority of the bird and a highly-unusual greenish slip highlight to the wing and ground.

Extremely Rare and Important Gurdon Robins / Fayetteville Stoneware Jug -- First North Carolina Stoneware PotteryExtremely Rare and Important Gurdon Robins / Fayetteville Stoneware Jug -- First North Carolina Stoneware PotteryExtremely Rare and Important Gurdon Robins / Fayetteville Stoneware Jug -- First North Carolina Stoneware PotteryExtremely Rare and Important Gurdon Robins / Fayetteville Stoneware Jug -- First North Carolina Stoneware PotteryExtremely Rare and Important Gurdon Robins / Fayetteville Stoneware Jug -- First North Carolina Stoneware PotteryExtremely Rare and Important Gurdon Robins / Fayetteville Stoneware Jug -- First North Carolina Stoneware PotteryExtremely Rare and Important Gurdon Robins / Fayetteville Stoneware Jug -- First North Carolina Stoneware PotteryExtremely Rare and Important Gurdon Robins / Fayetteville Stoneware Jug -- First North Carolina Stoneware Pottery

North Carolina Stoneware at Its Earliest. Three-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jug, Stamped "GURDON ROBINS / FAYETTEVILLE," attributed to Edward Webster, Fayetteville, NC, 1820-21. The Robins manufactory holds the important distinction as the earliest stoneware enterprise in North Carolina. Prior to this jug's recent discovery, no examples bearing Robins' sole proprietorship mark were known to us, only one similar jug, marked "GURDON ROBINS & CO." for his 1819-1820 partnership with Timothy Savage. It is difficult to overstate the importance of this jug to the extremely prolific history of ceramic production in the state of North Carolina. Provenance: A recently-surfaced example, which descended in a North Carolina family to its current owner. H 16 1/2".

Exceptional COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jar with Bird and Grapes Decoration

Central PA Orchard Scene. Outstanding and Possibly Unique Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Bird and Triple-Grapes Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX, / HARRISBURG, PA", circa 1865. To our knowledge, the decoration on this jar is the only Cowden & Wilcox example known depicting a single bird with three clusters of grapes. The imposing size of the jar, standing 14 1/2" tall, and its decoration, measuring 10 1/4" tall by 12 1/2" wide along its curve, amplify the visual impact of this work. Among the most significant Harrisburg stoneware discoveries of the past several years. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which recently-surfaced in NC. H 14 1/2".

Extremely Rare Anna Pottery Redware Pig Flask with Inscribed Railroad and River MapExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Redware Pig Flask with Inscribed Railroad and River MapExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Redware Pig Flask with Inscribed Railroad and River MapExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Redware Pig Flask with Inscribed Railroad and River MapExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Redware Pig Flask with Inscribed Railroad and River MapExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Redware Pig Flask with Inscribed Railroad and River MapExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Redware Pig Flask with Inscribed Railroad and River Map

Anna Pig Flask Rarity. Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Pig Flask with Incised Railroad Map, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna or Mound City, IL, circa 1857-1875. Body incised with a railroad map of the Midwestern U.S., including the following landmarks: Mississippi River, St. Louis, St. ARR, ICRR, O.M.RR., Chicago, CIRR, and Mount(sic) City. Noteworthy alone as a piece of high-styled Midwestern redware, this pig is important as a Kirkpatrick work produced in a highly-unusual clay medium--this being the first redware example of the form produced by the brothers that we have ever offered. A study of the penmanship confirms its origin as a Kirkpatrick piece, and not the work of another pottery in the family's style. The pig's flattened face and blunt nose are reminiscent of flasks produced in Anna circa 1880. Among pieces of this related form are several flasks made for merchant, John Gaubatz, and one unique flask sold through our firm, made to be given to the Cincinnati Weekly Times by the steamship "Fleetwood". However, this flask's production in redware, the relative simplicity of the map, as well as the atypical shape of the ears, impressed eyes, and penis, suggest it may be an earlier example, made before the Kirkpatricks were producing this form with any frequency. It is possible that it was made at the Kirkpatricks' Mound City, IL pottery, circa 1857-1859, where redware (earthenware) was commonly produced, shortly before the establishment of their long-standing Anna enterprise. Relatively few Midwestern redware objects of this quality are known. L 7 3/4".

Rare Anna Pottery / 1895 Stoneware Owl FigureRare Anna Pottery / 1895 Stoneware Owl FigureRare Anna Pottery / 1895 Stoneware Owl FigureRare Anna Pottery / 1895 Stoneware Owl FigureRare Anna Pottery / 1895 Stoneware Owl FigureRare Anna Pottery / 1895 Stoneware Owl FigureRare Anna Pottery / 1895 Stoneware Owl Figure

Anna Owl. Very Rare Anna Pottery Stoneware Owl Whistle with Glass Eyes, Inscribed "Night Operator / Wide awake", Signed "Anna Pottery / 1895", Anna, IL, 1895. A classic Anna figural form that produces a delightful, authentic owl sound.

Rare Large-Sized Anna Pottery FrogRare Large-Sized Anna Pottery FrogRare Large-Sized Anna Pottery FrogRare Large-Sized Anna Pottery FrogRare Large-Sized Anna Pottery FrogRare Large-Sized Anna Pottery FrogRare Large-Sized Anna Pottery FrogRare Large-Sized Anna Pottery Frog

Fantastic Frog. Extremely Rare Anna Pottery Oversized Salt-Glazed Stoneware Figure of a Frog, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1885. An outstanding and imposing folk sculpture, among the largest renderings of a frog known by the Kirkpatrick brothers, and likely used as a doorstop or large paperweight. H 4 3/4" ; Diameter 4 7/8".

PAUL CUSHMAN S Stoneware Jug w/ Incised BirdPAUL CUSHMAN S Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Bird

Rare and Fine Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, Stamped "PAUL : CUSHMANS", Albany, NY, early 19th century. This jug is one of a relatively small number of marked Cushman pieces known featuring an incised bird design. Provenance: Purchased by the consignor in 1986 from Jim Kappler; previously purchased by Jim Kappler from Norma Keno.

Rare Small-Sized Abraham H. Egolf, Bedford County, PA Stoneware JarRare Small-Sized Abraham H. Egolf, Bedford County, PA Stoneware JarRare Small-Sized Abraham H. Egolf, Bedford County, PA Stoneware JarRare Small-Sized Abraham H. Egolf, Bedford County, PA Stoneware JarRare Small-Sized Abraham H. Egolf, Bedford County, PA Stoneware JarRare Small-Sized Abraham H. Egolf, Bedford County, PA Stoneware Jar

Extremely Rare Small-Sized Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar with Impressed Eagle Maker's Mark, Stamped "A.H. EGOLF", Abraham H. Egolf, Bedford County, PA. The first example of stoneware by this maker that we have seen and a significant recent discovery in Western Pennsylvania stoneware. H 5".

Outstanding 20 Gal. EAGLE POTTERY / J. HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Jar with Bold Stenciled Eagle Decoration

Outstanding 20 Gal. EAGLE POTTERY / J. HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Jar with Bold Stenciled Eagle Decoration.

Rare C. RIESTER / GALION, Ohio Stoneware Advertising CoolerRare C. RIESTER / GALION, Ohio Stoneware Advertising CoolerRare C. RIESTER / GALION, Ohio Stoneware Advertising CoolerRare C. RIESTER / GALION, Ohio Stoneware Advertising Cooler

Rare Two-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Cooler with Galion, OH Advertising, Ohio origin, circa 1900. Inscribed "'SURE SHOT' / C. RIESTER and Co / WHOLESALE DEALER / GALION, O. / SMOKE CIGARS." H 11 1/2".

Exceptional Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Washbowl Set, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890Exceptional Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Washbowl Set, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890Exceptional Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Washbowl Set, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890Exceptional Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Washbowl Set, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890Exceptional Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Washbowl Set, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890Exceptional Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Washbowl Set, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890Exceptional Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Washbowl Set, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890Exceptional Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Washbowl Set, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890Exceptional Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Washbowl Set, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890Exceptional Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Washbowl Set, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890Exceptional Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Washbowl Set, Strasburg, VA, circa 1890

Rare Form. Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Washbowl Set, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890. The bowl in this set was potted without its usual soapdish. While the interior of bowl is glazed over, some smearing to the underlying slip suggests the bowl was originally made with one, but that the potter removed it. This set is the first we that we have offered featuring a bowl with a dishless form. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which recently surfaced in New York State collection. H (of pitcher) 12 3/4" ; Dimensions (of bowl): H 6 7/8" x W 12 7/8".

Outstanding 1 1/2 Gal. JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Stoneware Pitcher with Floral DecorationOutstanding 1 1/2 Gal. JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Stoneware Pitcher with Floral DecorationOutstanding 1 1/2 Gal. JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Stoneware Pitcher with Floral DecorationOutstanding 1 1/2 Gal. JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Stoneware Pitcher with Floral DecorationOutstanding 1 1/2 Gal. JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Stoneware Pitcher with Floral DecorationOutstanding 1 1/2 Gal. JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Stoneware Pitcher with Floral DecorationOutstanding 1 1/2 Gal. JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Stoneware Pitcher with Floral Decoration

Bell Beauty. Outstanding One-and-a-Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoraton, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'", PA origin, circa 1850-1880. The finest John Bell stoneware pitcher that we have ever offered.

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Figural Flask. Extremely Rare Cobalt-and-Manganese-Decorated "Hot Spring" Flask with Applied Woman Decoration, Anna or Texarkana Pottery, Anna, IL or Texarkana, AR origin, circa 1880.This flask is closely-related to one example, previously of the Ellis Collection, which includes the two relief figures on each side, but lacks the applied woman, and is incised, "Tom and Jerry", a popular winter cocktail similar to egg nog. This term was also used colloquially during the 19th century to describe rowdy behavior, as displayed by the characters from an 1820s English journal, published monthly, under the title: “The Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq., and his elegant friend, Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their rambles and sprees through the Metropolis.” This story became popular in English and American theaters as well. While utilizing the same mold as the "Tom and Jerry" flask, this "hot Spring" flask clearly bases its overall style on the Kirkpatricks' iconic "shoo fly" jugs, which features an African-American woman grasping the neck of the jug while batting a fly. As is the case with the shoo fly jugs, the "hot spring" flask depicts the woman with a naked underside. The inscription, "hot Spring", below the woman has a dual meaning, referencing urination and the Arkansas city, Hot Springs, named after its natural heated springs. Anna Pottery "Railroad and River Guide" pig flasks also include this landmark, jestfully written in front of the pig's genitals. This recently-discovered work may have been made at Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick's Anna Pottery in Anna, IL or at the Texarkana Pottery of Anna-influenced potter, Jacob Bachley, in Texarkana, AR. The color of the flask and its recent discovery in the possession of an Arkansas family corroborates a Bachley attribution. Among the most outstanding examples of Anna school stoneware to be brought to light in recent years, modeled after one of the Kirkpatricks' most iconic forms. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which was recently discovered in the home of an elderly Arkansas woman. It had been used in recent decades as a family member's personal whiskey flask. H 5 7/8".

Rare and Important Remmey Philadelphia Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Occupational Shaving MugRare and Important Remmey Philadelphia Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Occupational Shaving MugRare and Important Remmey Philadelphia Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Occupational Shaving MugRare and Important Remmey Philadelphia Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Occupational Shaving MugRare and Important Remmey Philadelphia Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Occupational Shaving MugRare and Important Remmey Philadelphia Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Occupational Shaving MugRare and Important Remmey Philadelphia Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Occupational Shaving MugRare and Important Remmey Philadelphia Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Occupational Shaving MugRare and Important Remmey Philadelphia Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Occupational Shaving MugRare and Important Remmey Philadelphia Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Occupational Shaving Mug

Remmey Rarity. Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, Incised "John Spuck / Aug. 8th / 1874," attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA. John Spuck is listed in the 1880 Federal Census as a 37-year-old blacksmith living in Philadelphia. This lot includes his personal occupational shaving mug, inscribed with his name. The inclusion of inscriptions on the front, handle, and underside of this pitcher is remarkable. H (of pitcher) 9 3/4" ; H (of mug) 3 3/4".

Large-Sized Southwestern PA Stoneware Doll s HeadLarge-Sized Southwestern PA Stoneware Doll s HeadLarge-Sized Southwestern PA Stoneware Doll s Head

Form and Size. Extremely Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Doll's Head with Cobalt Decoration, Greensboro or New Geneva, PA origin, circa 1880. The Western Pennsylvania doll's head form is one of the rarest and most-coveted molded items produced in the region. This piece is among the largest known, measuring roughly three times the size of a typical example of this origin. With excellent color and an appealing figural form, this striking work, visible from a distance, can easily be displayed as a stand-alone folk sculpture. Provenance: Recently-discovered in North Carolina. H 7" ; W 6 1/4".

Unusual J. EBERLY & BRO. / STRASBURG, VA Three-Handled Redware VaseUnusual J. EBERLY & BRO. / STRASBURG, VA Three-Handled Redware VaseUnusual J. EBERLY & BRO. / STRASBURG, VA Three-Handled Redware VaseUnusual J. EBERLY & BRO. / STRASBURG, VA Three-Handled Redware VaseUnusual J. EBERLY & BRO. / STRASBURG, VA Three-Handled Redware VaseUnusual J. EBERLY & BRO. / STRASBURG, VA Three-Handled Redware VaseUnusual J. EBERLY & BRO. / STRASBURG, VA Three-Handled Redware Vase

Folky Form. Extremely Rare Shenandoah Valley Three-Handled Redware Vase with Copper Glaze, Stamped "J. EBERLY & BRO. / STRASBURG, VA", circa 1890. The only vase in this style that we have seen from Strasburg's innovative Eberly pottery. H 9".

Rare and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration and Impressed House Motifs, attributed to the Thompson Pottery, Morgantown, WV, circa 1855.Rare and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration and Impressed House Motifs, attributed to the Thompson Pottery, Morgantown, WV, circa 1855.

Rare and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration and Impressed House Motifs, attributed to the Thompson Pottery, Morgantown, WV, circa 1855.

Antique American Redware Dog Figure, probably Pennsylvania originAntique American Redware Dog Figure, probably Pennsylvania originAntique American Redware Dog Figure, probably Pennsylvania originAntique American Redware Dog Figure, probably Pennsylvania origin

Glazed Redware Figure of a Seated Dog, Pennsylvania origin, circa 1850-1890. Depicted with a narrow body, smooth coat, and unusual open ears with pointed tips, this dog may represent a greyhound or whippet. Provenance: Recently discovered in Florida. H 4 1/2" ; L 4 1/8".

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