Exceedingly Rare Diminutive Stoneware Oyster Jar with Cobalt-Highlighted Advertising, "D.J. & Co. No. 24 / LUMBER STREET / N. YORK," Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, NY, early 19th century. Made for African-American oysterman, Daniel Johnson, this jar is the only Commeraw oyster jar we have seen with applied cobalt in the impressed advertising. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased years ago in the Northeastern U.S. Height 5 3/8". View this lot in our online catalog.
Rare Eight-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Profuse Stenciled Floral Decoration, Stenciled "JAMES HAMILTON / & CO. / GREENSBORO / PA," circa 1875. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a forty-year Mid-Atlantic collection.View this lot in our online catalog.
Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Cream Jar with Large Cobalt Bird Decoration, Stamped "J.B. PFALTZGRAFF & CO. / YORK, PA," circa 1875. From a selection of Pfaltzgraff stoneware to be sold in our October auction, deaccessioned from the Pfalzgraff Company Archives.View this lot in our online catalog.
Alkaline-Glazed Southern Stoneware Double Face Jug, Signed "Lanier Meaders," Cleveland, GA, 20th century. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in Massachusetts. H 9 1/4".View this lot in our online catalog.
Western PA Stenciling at its Best.
Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Stenciled Cobalt Tavern Scene, Stenciled "From / James Hamilton & Co. / Greensboro, Pa.," circa 1875. This iconic design, one of a few examples known, features three men drinking around a table, the left figure falling back in his chair with a glass and bottle in his hands, the central figure sitting upright with a glass and bottle, and the right figure with distinctive cap and arm draped over the chair's back. This ambitious and painstakingly-produced stencil was likely difficult to apply accurately, and, due to its fineness, may have broken shortly after its creation, leading to a very limited production. Rarely is such liveliness achieved in American stoneware stenciled motifs. Provenance: Recently discovered in Texas.View this lot in our online catalog.
Very Rare Rockingham-Glazed Anna Pottery Pig Bottle with Incised Railroad Map, Inscribed "from / Sanford Wells & Co. / N 214 N. Main St / St Louis Mo" and "with a little Fine old Bourbon in a," Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1880. L 7 1/4". View this lot in our online catalog.
Very Fine Small-Sized Stoneware Jar with Impressed and Cobalt-Highlighted Decoration, Stamped "S. AMBOY N. JERSY," Thomas Warne and Joshua Letts, South Amboy, New Jersey, early 19th century. H 7 1/2".View this lot in our online catalog.
Extremely Rare Matched Pair of Rockingham-Glazed Spaniels, Stamped "W. H. FARRAR," Geddes, NY origin, circa 1860. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market pair, purchased by the consignor decades ago.View this lot in our online catalog.
Rare and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Slip-Trailed Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "LYONS," Thompson Harrington, Lyons, NY, circa 1855. A rare form for this maker, with an early-style design reflecting Harrington's Rochester, NY period.View this lot in our online catalog.
Lot of 2: Very Rare Coggle-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1880, with Contemporary Copy by Jerry Beaumont and the Late Don Carpentier, 2014. The reproduction pitcher in this lot was hand-thrown and decorated by Sunnybrook, MD master potter, Jerry Beaumont, with a coggle wheel modeled after the Richard C. Remmey's tool made by the late Don Carpentier of Eastfield Village, East Nassau, NY. H (of Remmey pitcher) 6 7/8".View this lot in our online catalog.
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