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Anna Pottery Masterpiece. Extremely Rare and Important Large-Sized Stoneware Fair Jug with Profuse Incised Inscriptions, Inscribed "Union County Agricultural Board / Twentyninth Annual Fair / Held at / Jonesboro Illinois. / on / Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday And. Friday. September 16-19th 1884", Signed "C. & W. Kirkpatrick Established Anna Pottery 1859", Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick, Anna, Illinois, 1884. Serving essentially as a utiltarian stoneware "time capsule" of Union County, Illinois life in the year 1884, this painstakingly-decorated jug commemorates the Twenty-Ninth Annual Union County, Illinois Fair, held that year in Jonesboro, Illinois. Among the numerous inscriptions related to the fair, local businesses, and culture, are the following: a list of various categories of subjects judged at the fair, along with their committee members, including Class A. Horses., Class B. Mule, Jacks and Jennets., Class C. Cattle., Class D. Hogs., Class G. Grains., Class E, Sheep and Goats, Class F. Poultry., Class H. Farm Products, Class I. Fruits., Class J. Mechanical Manufactures, Class K. Ladies Department, Class L. Fancy articles, Class M. Paintings. Curiosities. Minerals & c, Class N. Preservers Etc., Class O. Miscellaneous., and Class P Ladies Equestrians; "Amusements" at the fair listed as "Human Race", "Ox Race", and "Bull Race"; a list of "Officers" of the fair; lists of Union County, Illinois "Officers" and "Police Magistrates"; a list of "Churches in Jonesboro"; and various advertisements for Union County businesses, including the newspaper "The Talk". The shoulder of the jug features incised business cards for "J.H. Samson. / Real Estate Agent / and Conveyancer / Office / in Court House / Jonesboro Illinois" and "L.C. Oliver & Co / Dry Goods, Notions and / Groceries. Dishon Corner / Jonesboro Illinois", as well as a pyramid-shaped advertisement for "Otriches / Egyptian Oil / Cure Rheumatism Anna Ill", featuring incised designs of the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. The jug's thick handle includes a large, faux screwhead embellishment at the lower terminal, an incised flowering vine design, and the newspaper advertisement "Jonesboro Gazette / Established / 35 Years / T.F. Bouton". The sides of the handle reference Presidential and State Elections of 1884, with the words "Blaine & Logan for Prest & V.P. / Richard J. Oglesby for Governor / John C. Smith for Liet Governor" on one side and "Cleavland(sic) & Hendricks / Carter Harrison for Governor" on the opposite side. This jug typifies the Kirkpatricks' style of obsessively blanketing the surface of their pots with decoration, whether it be applied snakes on a temperance jug, or incised inscriptions as seen here. As with all of the Kirkpatricks' best pieces, time is of little concern to the potter in producing this object. Impressing upon the viewer of the work, however, was of the utmost importance. This jug was presumably displayed at the 1884 Union County, Illinois Fair, where hundreds of onlookers could marvel at the Kirkpatrick Brothers' talents. Interestingly, it documents Cornwall Kirkpatrick's involvement in the proceedings of the fair itself, listing him as a superintendent of "Class M. Paintings. Curiosities. Minerals. & C". A monumental work, which seamlessly combines utility, art, and history, this jug is one of the most visually-striking Anna Pottery products to come to auction in years. H 19 1/2".

Rare and Important Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Lion Decoration, Stamped Rare and Important Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Lion Decoration, Stamped

John Burger, Jr. at His Best. Rare and Important Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Lion Decoration, Stamped "J. BURGER, JR. / ROCHESTER, NY", circa 1880. The lion on this churn is rendered with a head that is markedly different than typical John Burger, Jr. lion designs, and was possibly executed or influenced by a decorator previously employed by Frederick Stetzenmeyer. The color of this churn is perhaps finest that we have seen on a piece of stoneware produced at this shop, exhibiting brilliant, glossy cobalt against a light-gray background. H 19 1/2".

Exceptional Five-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Bearded Starface Decoration, Stamped

Bearded Starface. Exceptional Five-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Bearded Starface Decoration, Stamped "T. HARRINGTON / LYONS," New York State origin, circa 1860. This churn is one the finest examples of Harrington starface-decorated stoneware to come to auction in the past decade or more. Noteworthy in its large design, crisp slip-trailing, and excellent color, it is also the only example that we have seen with a beard added to the central face. H 18 1/4".

Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Leaping Deer Decoration, Stamped Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Leaping Deer Decoration, Stamped

Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Leaping Deer Decoration, Stamped "J. BURGER, JR. / ROCHESTER, N.Y.", circa 1880. H 20".

Very Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Double-Pheasant Decoration, Stamped

Very Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Double-Pheasant Decoration, Stamped "J. &. E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT.", circa 1855.

Exceedingly Rare and Important Redware Presentation Jar with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed Exceedingly Rare and Important Redware Presentation Jar with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed Exceedingly Rare and Important Redware Presentation Jar with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed Exceedingly Rare and Important Redware Presentation Jar with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed Exceedingly Rare and Important Redware Presentation Jar with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed Exceedingly Rare and Important Redware Presentation Jar with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed Exceedingly Rare and Important Redware Presentation Jar with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed

New York State Redware at its Finest. Exceedingly Rare and Important Redware Presentation Jar with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed "Wm. Maccartors Property July. 3: 1835", attributed to David Mandeville, Circleville, Orange County, NY, 1835. Featuring a skillfully-potted, rope-handled form, a near-Independence-Day date, and an incised bird reminiscent of Northeastern stoneware motifs, this jar is believed to be the finest example of New York State redware to come to auction in the last decade. It is one of a few surviving presentation jars made by Circleville, NY potter, David Mandeville. Provenance: Ex-Christie's. H 9 1/2".

Extremely Rare and Important Stoneware Inkwell, Incised Twice Extremely Rare and Important Stoneware Inkwell, Incised Twice Extremely Rare and Important Stoneware Inkwell, Incised Twice Extremely Rare and Important Stoneware Inkwell, Incised Twice Extremely Rare and Important Stoneware Inkwell, Incised Twice Extremely Rare and Important Stoneware Inkwell, Incised Twice Extremely Rare and Important Stoneware Inkwell, Incised Twice Extremely Rare and Important Stoneware Inkwell, Incised Twice Extremely Rare and Important Stoneware Inkwell, Incised Twice Extremely Rare and Important Stoneware Inkwell, Incised Twice

Important Crolius Family Piece. Probably Unique Rectangular Stoneware Inkwell with Cobalt-Decorated Border, Incised Twice "CC", Dated 1815, and Signed on Underside "Jn C Crolius", Manhattan, NY, 1815. Inscribed "C.C." on two sides, along with the date "1815" on one side and the signature "Jn. C. Crolius" on the underside, this inkwell is believed to have been made by potter, John C. Crolius, as a gift for his father, well-known Manhattan potter and public figure, Clarkson Crolius, Sr.

Perhaps due to his premature death at the relatively young age of 27, little has been written about John Clarkson Crolius (1796-1823), but as Clarkson Crolius's oldest son, he grew up working in what is perhaps the most well-known American stoneware shop. After hitting adulthood, his name begins to appear in New York city directories as a potter, mainly living on Bayard Street, the location of Clarkson Crolius's second stoneware manufactory, launched earlier in the decade. John C. Crolius was born about the time Clarkson was beginning to take the reins of his father, John's, old pottery that had been planted circa 1720, just north of modern-day City Hall Park--during a time period when famous potters like Thomas Commeraw and David Morgan were likewise working around "Potter's Hill," in a network of shops that also included that of John and Henry Remmey, and Clarkson's brother, John, Jr.

This object features an extremely rare, slab-constructed form with five quill holes and a carefully-formed opening to the ink reservoir in the shape of a recessed, tapering square. To our knowledge, only two hand-signed Crolius family inkwells are known to exist: this example and the iconic heart-shaped inkstand, signed "New York, July 12th 1773, William Crolius", which is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, NY. Its status as a treasured family item constructed by a son for his father--perhaps the most famous American stoneware potter of all--makes it an exceedingly important example of early American ceramics. L 2 7/8" ; W 2 1/8" ; H 1 3/4".

Very Important Original Maker s Stamp for E. & L. P. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VTVery Important Original Maker s Stamp for E. & L. P. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VTVery Important Original Maker s Stamp for E. & L. P. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VTVery Important Original Maker s Stamp for E. & L. P. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VTVery Important Original Maker s Stamp for E. & L. P. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VTVery Important Original Maker s Stamp for E. & L. P. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VTVery Important Original Maker s Stamp for E. & L. P. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT

Impressive Stamp. Exceedingly Rare and Important E. & L. P. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Maker's Stamp, Impressed "F, GODFREY", circa 1861-1881. Used at the pottery of Edward and Luman Preston Norton, this remarkable survivor was responsible for impressing the maker's mark on numerous Norton family stoneware products between the years 1861-1881.

The "F. Godfrey" to whom this stamp belonged was Frederick Godfrey, Luman Preston Norton's brother-in-law, and a well-documented Bennington potter. Born in 1841, Godfrey appears in the 1860 census in the same household as Luman Norton, who had married his sister, Alice, only a couple of years before. In 1861, Godfrey enlisted in a Vermont infantry regiment, giving his occupation as "Potter's Apprentice," and would go on to fight in many Civil War battles, being wounded a few different times. After returning to Bennington, Godfrey worked in his brother-in-law's shop for many years, continuing his career as a potter at least into the 1880's, before eventually becoming sheriff of Bennington County. A photograph of Godfrey alongside many other pottery workers resides in the collection of the Bennington Museum.

Included with this lot is a rustic Rockingham-glazed mug, originally found with the stamp, attributed to the E. & L.P. Norton pottery, and inscribed "MIRIAM", the identity of whom is still being investigated. Relatively few 19th century American potter's stamps have survived to this day, and this example, used during a classic era of Bennington stoneware production, is easily regarded as one of the most important Norton family objects to come to auction in years. L 3 3/8" ; W 7/8" ; H 3 1/16".

Exceedingly Rare and Important Six-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Decoration of a Flying Eagle with Banner, Inscribed Exceedingly Rare and Important Six-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Decoration of a Flying Eagle with Banner, Inscribed

Civil War Commemorative Piece. Exceedingly Rare and Important Six-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Decoration of a Flying Eagle with Banner, Inscribed "WE ARE AFTER YOU", Stamped "J.B. PFALTZGRAFF / YORK, PA.", circa 1861-1865. This previously-undocumented work by the famous Pfaltzgraff Pottery of York, PA is one of only three documented Central PA stoneware pieces with an eagle design. It is a recent addition to a small body of figural-decorated crocks with inscriptions, regarded as the Pfaltzgraffs' finest work. (Among these are the iconic "Lady Killer" crock reproduced by Pfaltzgraff during the late 20th century). The eagle motif and large slogan, "WE ARE AFTER YOU", strongly suggest that this crock was made as a piece commemorating the Union Army during the Civil War, with the inscription serving as a declaration of war against the Confederacy. York, Pennsylvania, located just across the Mason-Dixon Line, was surrendered to Confederate Major General Jubal Early in 1863, becoming the largest Northern city to be occupied by Confederate troops. Between June 28 and 30 of that year, Early collected food and supplies from York's townspeople, also demanding $100,000 in exchange for not raiding the city. The people of York were only able to gather $28,600, which Early was satisfied with. Local landmarks such as the York Fairgrounds and courthouse became occupation sites, until Early traveled westward in accordance with new orders from Robert E. Lee. The anger of the people of York over this invasion may have been the inspiration for the slogan seen on this crock. An outstanding Pennsylvania stoneware product, in terms of decoration, historical significance, maker, and size. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which descended in the family of the owners of Menges Mills, York Co., PA. H 13 7/8".

Very Rare and Important Ten-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Double Handles and Glass Runs, Stamped Twice Very Rare and Important Ten-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Double Handles and Glass Runs, Stamped Twice Very Rare and Important Ten-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Double Handles and Glass Runs, Stamped Twice Very Rare and Important Ten-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Double Handles and Glass Runs, Stamped Twice Very Rare and Important Ten-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Double Handles and Glass Runs, Stamped Twice

Seagle at His Finest. Very Rare and Important Ten-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Double Handles and Glass Runs, Stamped Twice "DS / 10", Daniel Seagle, Vale, Lincoln County, NC, circa 1830. This recently-surfaced jug embodies all of the characteristics of Seagle's best work in its large size, rare double-handled form, and beautiful glaze with striking rutile highlights. A monumental work, which exemplifies Seagle's mastery of the art form. H 21 1/2".

Exceedingly Rare and Important Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Incised Gentleman s Bust, Stamped Exceedingly Rare and Important Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Incised Gentleman s Bust, Stamped Exceedingly Rare and Important Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Incised Gentleman s Bust, Stamped Exceedingly Rare and Important Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Incised Gentleman s Bust, Stamped Exceedingly Rare and Important Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Incised Gentleman s Bust, Stamped

Parr Portrait. Exceedingly Rare and Important Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Incised Military Figure's Bust, Stamped "PARR & BURLAND", Baltimore, MD, circa 1815. Approximately five examples of signed Parr & Burland stoneware, made by the highly-influential potter, David Parr, Sr. and a partner, James Burland, are known. Important in its signature alone, this jar also carries strong decorative appeal and significant rarity in its incised design of a human profile. The portrait on this piece is believed to represent future U.S. president, Andrew Jackson, who became a national hero in 1815, the same year the Parr & Burland shop opened, with his victory serving as Major General in the Battle of New Orleans. To date, only two examples of Baltimore stoneware are known with incised human decorations. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which recently surfaced in Southern MD.

Very Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Very Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped

Very Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "T & J DUCEY / MANUFACTURERS / PETERSBURG, VA", circa 1860.

Rare and Important Boughner, Greensboro, PA 6 Gal. Stoneware Dated Presentation CrockRare and Important Boughner, Greensboro, PA 6 Gal. Stoneware Dated Presentation CrockRare and Important Boughner, Greensboro, PA 6 Gal. Stoneware Dated Presentation Crock

Extremely Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Inscription, "A. & W. B. / Greensboro, Pa. / Oct. 9th 1863.", Boughner Family, Greensboro, PA, 1863. H 16 3/4".

Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Bowl Set, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Bowl Set, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Bowl Set, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Bowl Set, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Bowl Set, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Bowl Set, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Bowl Set, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Bowl Set, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Bowl Set, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Bowl Set, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.

Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Pitcher and Bowl Set, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890. Provenance: From a Virginia estate. H (0f pitcher) 12 1/4" ; H (of bowl) 7" ; Diameter (of bowl) 16 1/2".

Extremely Rare Shenandoah Valley Redware Vase with Eagle Decoration, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.Extremely Rare Shenandoah Valley Redware Vase with Eagle Decoration, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.Extremely Rare Shenandoah Valley Redware Vase with Eagle Decoration, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.Extremely Rare Shenandoah Valley Redware Vase with Eagle Decoration, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890.

Eberly Eagle. Extremely Rare Shenandoah Valley Redware Vase with Eagle Decoration, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890. Eberly vases of this style rarely come to market. While a small number featuring this form and glaze style are known, this vase is believed to be the only surviving example featuring an eagle design. This motif is consistent with a few other patriotic themes seen in this pottery's work, such as the molded eagles found on its iconic umbrella stands and the employment of a shield-form maker's mark with star on the interior, frequently found on its stoneware products. Provenance: From a Virginia estate. Literature: Illustrated in Comstock, The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, p. 269, fig. 5.194. H 10".

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

Rare Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Vase, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890. H 6 1/2".

Very Fine 1 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Incised Bird and Floral DecorationVery Fine 1 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Incised Bird and Floral DecorationVery Fine 1 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Incised Bird and Floral DecorationVery Fine 1 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Incised Bird and Floral DecorationVery Fine 1 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Incised Bird and Floral Decoration

Impeccable Incising. Outstanding One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Profuse Incised Bird, Foliate, and Floral Decoration, New York State origin, circa 1825-1835. This recently-surfaced work is one of the most heavily-incised examples of American stoneware that we have ever offered, with decoration that spans three sides. The incising is noteworthy in its meticulous execution, featuring numerous deeply-scored strokes throughout the bird and leaves. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, consigned from Washington State. H 11 7/8".

Elaborate Stoneware Presentation Butter Crock with Incised Birds att. Somerset Potters Work, Somerset, MAElaborate Stoneware Presentation Butter Crock with Incised Birds att. Somerset Potters Work, Somerset, MAElaborate Stoneware Presentation Butter Crock with Incised Birds att. Somerset Potters Work, Somerset, MAElaborate Stoneware Presentation Butter Crock with Incised Birds att. Somerset Potters Work, Somerset, MAElaborate Stoneware Presentation Butter Crock with Incised Birds att. Somerset Potters Work, Somerset, MAElaborate Stoneware Presentation Butter Crock with Incised Birds att. Somerset Potters Work, Somerset, MA

Exceptional Lidded Stoneware Presentation Cake Crock with Incised and Impressed Bird Decoration, Impressed "MRS. S.A. EDDY", attributed to Somerset Potters Works, Somerset, MA, circa 1885. H (including lid) 11" ; Diam. 11 1/8".

Very Unusual Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed Very Unusual Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed Very Unusual Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed Very Unusual Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed Very Unusual Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed Very Unusual Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed Very Unusual Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Pitcher Inscribed

Patriotic Pitcher. Extremely Rare One-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Pitcher, Inscribed "Amen / America / American / Nation", probably Catawba Valley, NC origin, circa 1876. The patriotic inscription on this pitcher suggests the piece was made in commemoration of the Centennial. Despite being made only a little more than a decade after the Civil War, the potter seems to be celebrating the survival of a unified American nation. Nineteenth century Southern stoneware pieces with American historical, political, or religious references are highly unusual. This pitcher carries importance in its actual use of the word "America" inscribed on the vessel, a word difficult-to-find on stoneware from elsewhere in the country and essentially unheard of in Southern manufacture. The appealing addition of the word "Amen" at the beginning of the inscription connotes its production in the Bible Belt South. H 10".

Very Unusual Stoneware Cigar-Smoking Face Jug att. Brown Pottery, Arden, NCVery Unusual Stoneware Cigar-Smoking Face Jug att. Brown Pottery, Arden, NCVery Unusual Stoneware Cigar-Smoking Face Jug att. Brown Pottery, Arden, NCVery Unusual Stoneware Cigar-Smoking Face Jug att. Brown Pottery, Arden, NCVery Unusual Stoneware Cigar-Smoking Face Jug att. Brown Pottery, Arden, NCVery Unusual Stoneware Cigar-Smoking Face Jug att. Brown Pottery, Arden, NC

Fantastic Face. Exceptional Albany-Slip-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug Smoking a Cigar, probably Brown Family, Atlanta, GA, early 20th century. Sharing characteristics of the Browns' Arden, NC work, but with unusual details such as an applied chin, small, crude ears, and a squat body style, this face jug was likely made by a member of the Brown family prior to the establishment of its long-standing Arden, NC operation in 1924. The depiction of the figure smoking a cigar is extremely rare. While popularly seen among currently-made face jugs, this added treatment is only known to us in two works made prior to the "modern era" of face jug production: this jug and an important harvest jug made by Texas potter, James Prothro, circa 1850. On this example, the potter has carved slip away from the eyes and tip of the cigar in an effort to convey the eyes' whites and the burning tip of the cigar. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently discovered in the Southern U.S. H 7 1/2" ; Diam. (at base) 5".

Rare Stoneware Pig Flask with Terre Haute, IN Advertising, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, Dated 1879.Rare Stoneware Pig Flask with Terre Haute, IN Advertising, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, Dated 1879.Rare Stoneware Pig Flask with Terre Haute, IN Advertising, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, Dated 1879.Rare Stoneware Pig Flask with Terre Haute, IN Advertising, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, Dated 1879.Rare Stoneware Pig Flask with Terre Haute, IN Advertising, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, Dated 1879.Rare Stoneware Pig Flask with Terre Haute, IN Advertising, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, Dated 1879.Rare Stoneware Pig Flask with Terre Haute, IN Advertising, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, Dated 1879.

Use but dont abuse. Rare Stoneware Pig Flask with Terre Haute, IN Advertising, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, Dated 1879, molded in the form of a reclining pig with incised face and opening in rear, the surface covered in an Albany slip glaze and incised with the inscription, "Peter N. Staff. No 913 Main St. / Choice Wines Liquors & Cigars. / 1879 Terrahaute(sic) Ind. / Use but dont / abuse the Liquid of this pork-". Featuring an unusual and charming slogan, this flask was made to advertise a Terre Haute, Indiana saloon, once referred to as the Lake Shore Saloon, owned and operated by Peter N. Staff. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a long-term Midwestern collection. L 6 3/4".

Unusual Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask Inscribed Unusual Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask Inscribed Unusual Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask Inscribed Unusual Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask Inscribed Unusual Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask Inscribed Unusual Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask Inscribed

Kentucky Pig. Extremely Rare Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask with Kentucky Advertising, Inscribed "Fossils From Shotwell's Coal mines," attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1870. This pig bottle was made to advertise Shotwell's Coal Mines, located in Caseyville, Union County, KY. This establishment was owned and operated by Percival Gates Kelsey (1841-1921), who served during the Civil War in the 26th and 142nd Indiana Volunteer Infantries from 1861 to 1862. Kelsey found difficulty navigating the wet roads from his mines to shipping ports along the Ohio River in Uniontown and Henderson, inspiring him to create and operate the Ohio Valley Railroad in 1882. This pig, created from an early-period Kirkpatrick mold, dates earlier, circa 1870. The interesting inscription, "Fossils / From / Shotwell's Coal mines" references the frequent unearthing of fossils in coal mines. Whether the slogan actually advertises the sale of fossils found in Shotwell's Coal Mines is unclear, and it is more than likely another tongue-in-cheek comment from the Kirkpatricks. However, by the early 1870s, fossil collecting increased dramatically in America, spurred in part by the "Bone Wars" of rival paleontologists, Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899) and Edward Drinker Cope (1840-1897). Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which recently surfaced in Oregon. L 7 1/2".

Rare Stoneware Spouting Fish Decoration att. Anna Pottery or Texarkana, ARRare Stoneware Spouting Fish Decoration att. Anna Pottery or Texarkana, ARRare Stoneware Spouting Fish Decoration att. Anna Pottery or Texarkana, ARRare Stoneware Spouting Fish Decoration att. Anna Pottery or Texarkana, AR

Extremely Rare Molded Stoneware Fish Pitcher with Three-Color-Slip Decoration, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1880. Colorfully decorated with cobalt, manganese, and Albany slip throughout, this fish pitcher is one of three styles of molded animal pitchers produced by the Kirkpatricks from majolica molds, the others being a frog and an owl. H 12 7/8".

Exceptional Small-Sized Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar with Incised Floral Decoration, Manhattan, NY origin, probably Crolius Family, circa 1795.Exceptional Small-Sized Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar with Incised Floral Decoration, Manhattan, NY origin, probably Crolius Family, circa 1795.Exceptional Small-Sized Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar with Incised Floral Decoration, Manhattan, NY origin, probably Crolius Family, circa 1795.

Exceptional Small-Sized Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar with Incised Floral Decoration, Manhattan, NY origin, probably Crolius Family, circa 1795. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently discovered in Ohio. H 8 1/2".

Rare Stoneware PICKLES Jar Marked Rare Stoneware PICKLES Jar Marked Rare Stoneware PICKLES Jar Marked Rare Stoneware PICKLES Jar Marked

Scarce Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware PICKLES Jar, Stamped "C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK", early 19th century. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which recently surfaced in Western MD. H 9 3/4".

Rare and Fine WARNE & LETTS /1806 / S. AMBOY N. JERSY Stoneware Jar with Impressed and Coggled DecorationRare and Fine WARNE & LETTS /1806 / S. AMBOY N. JERSY Stoneware Jar with Impressed and Coggled DecorationRare and Fine WARNE & LETTS /1806 / S. AMBOY N. JERSY Stoneware Jar with Impressed and Coggled Decoration

Scarce and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed and Coggled Decoration, Stamped "WARNE & LETTS 1806 / S. AMBOY. N. JERSY", Thomas Warne and Joshua Letts, South Amboy, NJ, circa 1806. Provenance: A recently-surfaced example, which descended in the family of the consignor.

Rare T. W.  J. L. (Warne & Letts / South Amboy, NJ) Stoneware Jar with Impressed and Coggled DecorationRare T. W.  J. L. (Warne & Letts / South Amboy, NJ) Stoneware Jar with Impressed and Coggled DecorationRare T. W.  J. L. (Warne & Letts / South Amboy, NJ) Stoneware Jar with Impressed and Coggled Decoration

Scarce and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed and Coggled Decoration, Stamped "T.W . J.L", Thomas Warne and Joshua Letts, South Amboy, NJ, early 19th century.

Ovoid Redware Jar with Vibrant Green Glaze, Massachusetts originOvoid Redware Jar with Vibrant Green Glaze, Massachusetts originOvoid Redware Jar with Vibrant Green Glaze, Massachusetts originOvoid Redware Jar with Vibrant Green Glaze, Massachusetts origin

Fine Copper-Glazed Redware Jar, MA origin, second quarter 19th century. H 7 1/2".

Outstanding Redware Jar with Rope Handles and Brushed Manganese Decoration att. David Mandeville, Circleville, NY, circa 1830Outstanding Redware Jar with Rope Handles and Brushed Manganese Decoration att. David Mandeville, Circleville, NY, circa 1830Outstanding Redware Jar with Rope Handles and Brushed Manganese Decoration att. David Mandeville, Circleville, NY, circa 1830Outstanding Redware Jar with Rope Handles and Brushed Manganese Decoration att. David Mandeville, Circleville, NY, circa 1830

Outstanding Glazed Redware Jar with Rope Handles and Bold Manganese X and Slash Motifs, attributed to David Mandeville, Circleville, NY, circa 1830. Exceptional color for this maker. H 8 3/8".

Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Bold Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to the Miller Pottery, Strasburg, VA, circa 1830Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Bold Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to the Miller Pottery, Strasburg, VA, circa 1830Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Bold Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to the Miller Pottery, Strasburg, VA, circa 1830

Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Bold Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to the Miller Pottery, Strasburg, VA, circa 1835. One of a small number of water coolers known from this period in Shenandoah Valley stoneware production. H 12 3/4".

Fine Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Fine Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Fine Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Fine Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped

Fine Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "H.C. SMITH / ALEXA / D.C.", Alexandria, VA origin, circa 1840. Provenance: From a Virginia estate.

Rare Pair of Stoneware Vases, attributed to George Washington Dunn, TN origin, late 19th or early 20th century.Rare Pair of Stoneware Vases, attributed to George Washington Dunn, TN origin, late 19th or early 20th century.Rare Pair of Stoneware Vases, attributed to George Washington Dunn, TN origin, late 19th or early 20th century.

Rare Pair of Southern Salt-Glazed Stoneware Vases with Reddish-Brown Slip Decoration, attributed to George Washington Dunn, TN origin, late 19th or early 20th century. H (of slightly taller vase) 10".

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Extremely Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Lion Doorstop, Inscribed "Nov 13 /. 89 / Made By / Geo. E . Inmon / Beatrice, Neb.", George E. Inmon, Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska, 1889. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, consigned from Washington State. L 11 3/8" ; W 5 1/4" ; H 6 1/2".

Very Fine 3 Gal. Stoneware People Crock att. John Greenland, Connellsville, PA, circa 1865Very Fine 3 Gal. Stoneware People Crock att. John Greenland, Connellsville, PA, circa 1865Very Fine 3 Gal. Stoneware People Crock att. John Greenland, Connellsville, PA, circa 1865Very Fine 3 Gal. Stoneware People Crock att. John Greenland, Connellsville, PA, circa 1865Very Fine 3 Gal. Stoneware People Crock att. John Greenland, Connellsville, PA, circa 1865

Pennsylvania People Jar. Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Coggled Gate-and-Fence Post Motif and Large Brushed People Decoration, attributed to John Greenland, Connelsville, PA, circa 1865-1870. This jar is easily attributed to Greenland based on the styles of its people decoration and molded handles. Similarly-brushed people, as well as the same molded handles, can be seen on an iconic Civil War military procession jar, stamped "J. GREENLAND", in the collection of the William C. and Susan S. Mariner Southern Ceramics Gallery at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, NC. Greenland's work is considered the rarest among three major centers of "people crock" production in the region: Morgantown, WV, Uniontown, PA, and Connelsville, PA. Provenance: A recently-surfaced example, which descended in the family of the consignor. Literature: For discussion of John Greenland and an illustration of his military procession, see Schaltenbrand, Big Ware Turners, pp.162-163.

Elaborate Incised Albany-Glazed Harvest Jug, Inscribed Elaborate Incised Albany-Glazed Harvest Jug, Inscribed Elaborate Incised Albany-Glazed Harvest Jug, Inscribed Elaborate Incised Albany-Glazed Harvest Jug, Inscribed Elaborate Incised Albany-Glazed Harvest Jug, Inscribed Elaborate Incised Albany-Glazed Harvest Jug, Inscribed Elaborate Incised Albany-Glazed Harvest Jug, Inscribed Elaborate Incised Albany-Glazed Harvest Jug, Inscribed Elaborate Incised Albany-Glazed Harvest Jug, Inscribed Elaborate Incised Albany-Glazed Harvest Jug, Inscribed Elaborate Incised Albany-Glazed Harvest Jug, Inscribed Elaborate Incised Albany-Glazed Harvest Jug, Inscribed

Ohio Stoneware Folk Art.Exceptional Stoneware Presentation Harvest Jug with Profuse Incised Floral, Foliate, and Stag's Head Motifs, Inscribed "William Seavey. / OF / COR / Caboose No. 1852", Ohio origin, circa 1870-1890. One of the most heavily-incised American stoneware harvest jugs that we have seen, this example was made for William Seavey, an employee of the Central Ohio Railroad. The extreme artistry of this example led the decorator to incise his signature at the base with the initials, "H McP (?). Provenance: A recently-surfaced example, which descended in the family of the consignor. H (to top of handle) 10 3/4".

Monumental Four-Handled Daniel Seagle, Vale, NC Stoneware JarMonumental Four-Handled Daniel Seagle, Vale, NC Stoneware JarMonumental Four-Handled Daniel Seagle, Vale, NC Stoneware JarMonumental Four-Handled Daniel Seagle, Vale, NC Stoneware JarMonumental Four-Handled Daniel Seagle, Vale, NC Stoneware JarMonumental Four-Handled Daniel Seagle, Vale, NC Stoneware JarMonumental Four-Handled Daniel Seagle, Vale, NC Stoneware JarMonumental Four-Handled Daniel Seagle, Vale, NC Stoneware Jar

Form, Size, and Maker. Exceptional Sixteen-Gallon Four-Handled Stoneware Jar with Alkaline Glaze, Stamped Twice "DS", Daniel Seagle, Vale, NC, circa 1840. This jar exhibits Seagle's outstanding craftsmanship in its monumental, ovoid form and flowing alkaline glaze. H 19 3/4".

Very Rare Early Lanier Meaders Stoneware Devil Face JugVery Rare Early Lanier Meaders Stoneware Devil Face JugVery Rare Early Lanier Meaders Stoneware Devil Face JugVery Rare Early Lanier Meaders Stoneware Devil Face JugVery Rare Early Lanier Meaders Stoneware Devil Face JugVery Rare Early Lanier Meaders Stoneware Devil Face JugVery Rare Early Lanier Meaders Stoneware Devil Face Jug

Meaders Rarity. Important Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Devil Face Jug, attributed to Lanier Meaders, Cleveland, GA, circa 1965. This jug survives as one of the rarest face vessels known by the Georgia master, Lanier Meaders, potted during his earliest period of face jug production in the 1960s. Characteristic of Meaders' earliest work, this jug features a smooth "frogskin"alkaline glaze with cruder application of the facial features and blackish pupils accenting the glazed eyes. In our research, we can find only one other Lanier Meaders devil jug of this style and age; this second example sold at Slotin Folk Art Auction in 2007, deaccessioned by the Smithsonian Institution, possibly setting a world auction record for a Lanier Meaders face jug. H 8 1/2".

Southern Carolina Commemorative Teapot. Very Rare Rebekah at the Well Yellowware Teapot, Impressed "CHAS' / GALA, WEEK / 1888 / COMPLIMENTS / OF / CHINA, HALL", Marked "FIRE PROOF / S.P. Co.", probably Speeler Pottery Company, Trenton, NJ, 1888. One of two examples that we have seen produced for Charleston, SC's China Hall for their annual Gala Week. H 4 7/8".

Fine Small-Sized Redware Jug, probably Gonic, NHFine Small-Sized Redware Jug, probably Gonic, NHFine Small-Sized Redware Jug, probably Gonic, NHFine Small-Sized Redware Jug, probably Gonic, NHFine Small-Sized Redware Jug, probably Gonic, NH

Fine Glazed Redware Jug, New England origin, early to mid 19th century. Exceptional glazed surface with yellow, green, orange, and olive hues throughout. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a long-term Wilmington, DE collection. H 7 1/4".

Fine New England Redware Stew Pot with Vibrant GlazeFine New England Redware Stew Pot with Vibrant GlazeFine New England Redware Stew Pot with Vibrant GlazeFine New England Redware Stew Pot with Vibrant GlazeFine New England Redware Stew Pot with Vibrant GlazeFine New England Redware Stew Pot with Vibrant Glaze

Fine Glazed Redware Stew Pot with Original Lid, New England origin, early 19th century. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a long-term Wilmington, DE collection. H (including lid) 8 /4".

New England Green-Glazed Redware JugNew England Green-Glazed Redware JugNew England Green-Glazed Redware JugNew England Green-Glazed Redware Jug

Copper-Glazed Redware Jug with Manganese Decoration, New England origin, early 19th century. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a long-term Wilmington, DE collection. H (excluding stopper) 8".

Norwalk, CT Redware Plate Inscribed

Slip-Decorated Redware Plates, Norwalk, CT origin, circa 1840. Provenance: From a long-term Wilmington, DE collection. Diameter (of Cate plate) 12"

Fine 1 Gal. COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Cream Jar with Man-in-the-Moon Decoration

Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Cream Jar with Cobalt Man-in-the-Moon Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA", circa 1865. Provenance: Consigned from Washington State; ex-Clyde Youtz Collection.

2 Gal. COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug with Bold Grapes Decoration

Selection of Stoneware Jugs with Cobalt Grapes Decorations, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA", circa 1865. Provenance: From a recently-surfaced group of Cowden & Wilcox stoneware pieces, to be offered in our July auction.

Scarce Small-Sized Stoneware Canning Jar with Cobalt Decoration, Stenciled

Selection of Cobalt-Decorated Canning Jars, Western PA origin, circa 1875. H (of smallest) 6 3/4".

Very Rare 3 Gal. WHEELING POTTERY (Wheeling, VA) Stoneware JarVery Rare 3 Gal. WHEELING POTTERY (Wheeling, VA) Stoneware JarVery Rare 3 Gal. WHEELING POTTERY (Wheeling, VA) Stoneware JarVery Rare 3 Gal. WHEELING POTTERY (Wheeling, VA) Stoneware Jar

Virginia Rarity. Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar, Stamped Twice "WHEELING POTTERY", Wheeling, VA (now WV) origin, circa 1830. Provenance: Recently-discovered in a Southern VA home.

Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped

Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "W.H. LEHEW & CO. / STRASBURG, VA", circa 1870. H 13 3/8".

Very Rare E. PARR, Elisha Parr, Baltimore, MD Stoneware JarVery Rare E. PARR, Elisha Parr, Baltimore, MD Stoneware JarVery Rare E. PARR, Elisha Parr, Baltimore, MD Stoneware Jar

Exceedingly Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "E* PARR", Elisha Parr, Baltimore, MD, circa 1818-1829. One of less than ten examples of signed Elisha Parr stoneware known, this jar is potted and decorated in a style closely-related to the work of his brother, David. Provenance: Recently-discovered in Tennessee.

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