October 22, 2016 Auction Featured Photos

Very Fine M. TYLER / ALBANY, NY Stoneware Jug with Horse and Rider DecorationVery Fine M. TYLER / ALBANY, NY Stoneware Jug with Horse and Rider Decoration

Exceptional Figural Decoration. Possibly Unique Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Decoration of a Hatted Rider with Whip atop a Horse, Stamped "M. TYLER. MANUFACTURER / WASHINGTON .ST .ALBANY.", New York State origin, circa 1835. This design is exceedingly rare in American stoneware production in general and virtually unknown in the potting tradition of Albany, which typically utilized incised fish and bird motifs on its best work. H 12 3/4".

Very Fine 6 Gal. J. BURGER JR. / ROCHESTER, NY Stoneware Churn with Slip-Trailed Lion Decoration

Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Seated Lion Decoration, Stamped "J. BURGER. JR. / ROCHESTER. N.Y.", circa 1885. The lion motif remains one of the most iconic of Northeastern U.S. stoneware designs. The animal's seated stance on this churn is highly unusual among known Burger family products. H 20".

Extremely Rare Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry Remmey, Baltimore, MD, 1812-1827Extremely Rare Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry Remmey, Baltimore, MD, 1812-1827

Baltimore Bird. Extremely Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, attributed to Henry Remmey, Sr., Baltimore, MD, circa 1820. Very few Baltimore stoneware jugs are known with decoration of any sort, and this example is first we have seen featuring an incised design by the Remmey family. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor twenty years ago. H 11 1/2".

Very Rare Stoneware Face Jug, att. Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, SCVery Rare Stoneware Face Jug, att. Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, SCVery Rare Stoneware Face Jug, att. Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, SCVery Rare Stoneware Face Jug, att. Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, SCVery Rare Stoneware Face Jug, att. Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, SCVery Rare Stoneware Face Jug, att. Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, SC

Edgefield Discovery. Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug with Glazed Kaolin Eyes and Teeth, Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, South Carolina origin, circa 1870. This recent discovery was likely produced early in the production of face vessels at Miles Mill. The spout lacks the flattened molding distinctive to Miles Mills pieces. In addition, this example displays a more ovoid form and features glazing to the eyes, traits uncommon to the majority of Miles Mils face vessels known. Literature: An example by the same hand or school of craftsmanship is pictured on p. 80 of Baldwin's Great and Noble Jar and resides in the collection of the Charleston Museum, Charleston, SC. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, consigned from the same source as lot #209 in our October 17, 2015 auction and lot #354 in our March 19, 2016 auction. H 6".

Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Puzzle Mug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875.Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Puzzle Mug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875.Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Puzzle Mug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875.Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Puzzle Mug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875.Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Puzzle Mug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875.Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Puzzle Mug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875.

Important and Possibly Unique Stoneware Puzzle Mug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875. This outstanding work is the only American stoneware example of a puzzle mug in the English style that we are aware of, produced at one of the nation's most well-known and collected pottery operations. Typical English puzzle mugs utilize a piercing in the body of the vessel that connects to a hollow handle, which then leads to an opening to drink from near the top. This example, however, is pierced with a small hole directly through the wall of the mug and handle base. One of the most interesting pieces from the Remmeys' Philadelphia period that we have ever offered. Provenance: Christie's, Pennsylvania German Folk Art from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Flanders Smith, June 3, 1995, Lot 207. H 6 1/2".

Extremely Rare and Fine JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Celadon-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration Inscribed Extremely Rare and Fine JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Celadon-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration Inscribed Extremely Rare and Fine JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Celadon-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration Inscribed Extremely Rare and Fine JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Celadon-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration Inscribed

Extremely Rare and Fine Celadon-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Exuberant Cobalt Tulip Decoration, Inscribed "C.F. Bell", Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO", PA origin, circa 1860. A wonderful example of Bell family decoration and glazing, bearing the brushed signature of John Bell's son, Charles Frederick Bell. H 7 3/4".

Exceptional Stoneware Rundlet with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to H.H. Zigler, Newville, PA, circa 1852-1865.Exceptional Stoneware Rundlet with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to H.H. Zigler, Newville, PA, circa 1852-1865.Exceptional Stoneware Rundlet with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to H.H. Zigler, Newville, PA, circa 1852-1865.Exceptional Stoneware Rundlet with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to H.H. Zigler, Newville, PA, circa 1852-1865.Exceptional Stoneware Rundlet with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to H.H. Zigler, Newville, PA, circa 1852-1865.

Outstanding Stoneware Rundlet with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to H.H. Zigler, Newville, PA, circa 1852-1865. An exceedingly rare form in the work of Pennsylvania stoneware potters and one of the finest examples of Newville, PA stoneware to come to auction in the past several years. H 11".

Extremely Rare and Important A. P. Donaghho Decorated Stoneware Spaniel Inscribed Extremely Rare and Important A. P. Donaghho Decorated Stoneware Spaniel Inscribed Extremely Rare and Important A. P. Donaghho Decorated Stoneware Spaniel Inscribed Extremely Rare and Important A. P. Donaghho Decorated Stoneware Spaniel Inscribed Extremely Rare and Important A. P. Donaghho Decorated Stoneware Spaniel Inscribed Extremely Rare and Important A. P. Donaghho Decorated Stoneware Spaniel Inscribed

Important West Virginia Spaniel. Exceedingly Rare Stoneware Spaniel on Base with Elaborate Cobalt Spot Decoration, Incised on Underside "Ben Taylor / D.P. / P. W. VA", Ben Taylor at the A.P. Donaghho Pottery, Parkersburg, WV, circa 1890. This heavily-decorated spaniel bears the distinction of being the only signed spaniel known from Alexander P. Donaghho's well-known Parkersburg stoneware manufactory. Census research indicates Ben Taylor was a pottery worker active at Donaghho's shop in 1890. The base includes an unusual treatment of darker cobalt rectangles inset with lighter cobalt spots. Spaniels produced at Donaghho's pottery remain scarce and this example is believed to be finest from this highly-collected site known. H 9 1/4".

Very Rare Western PA Stoneware Doll s Head with Cloth Body and Miniature Wooden BedVery Rare Western PA Stoneware Doll s Head with Cloth Body and Miniature Wooden BedVery Rare Western PA Stoneware Doll s Head with Cloth Body and Miniature Wooden BedVery Rare Western PA Stoneware Doll s Head with Cloth Body and Miniature Wooden BedVery Rare Western PA Stoneware Doll s Head with Cloth Body and Miniature Wooden BedVery Rare Western PA Stoneware Doll s Head with Cloth Body and Miniature Wooden Bed

Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Doll's Head with Cloth Body, Painted Wooden Bed, and Doll's Coverlet, Western PA origin, circa 1875. This doll's head, a coveted Western PA form, is only the second example we have seen retaining its original cloth body. It is the only example we have seen that includes its original bed and coverlet. H (of head) 2 1/2" ; L (of body) 12".

Outstanding JOHN BURGER / ROCHESTER Stoneware Crock with Fine Bird on Floral Decoration

Outstanding Six-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Bird-on-Flower Decoration, Stamped "JOHN BURGER / ROCHESTER", New York State origin, circa 1860. Exceptional size and decoration. H 14 1/8".

Exceptional Stoneware Presentation Bank Inscribed Exceptional Stoneware Presentation Bank Inscribed Exceptional Stoneware Presentation Bank Inscribed Exceptional Stoneware Presentation Bank Inscribed Exceptional Stoneware Presentation Bank Inscribed

Exceptional Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Bank, Inscribed in Block Letters, "VIRGINIA", New Jersey origin, circa 1860. H 5".

Fine and Rare Stoneware Christmas Day Presentation Bank with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Fine and Rare Stoneware Christmas Day Presentation Bank with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Fine and Rare Stoneware Christmas Day Presentation Bank with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Fine and Rare Stoneware Christmas Day Presentation Bank with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed

Fine and Rare Stoneware Christmas Day Presentation Bank with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed "John Kelly / Dec. 25th / 1872", attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, 1872.

Extremely Rare PRIME BUTTER / LAUREL, POINT, W. VA Stoneware Advertising CrockExtremely Rare PRIME BUTTER / LAUREL, POINT, W. VA Stoneware Advertising CrockExtremely Rare PRIME BUTTER / LAUREL, POINT, W. VA Stoneware Advertising CrockExtremely Rare PRIME BUTTER / LAUREL, POINT, W. VA Stoneware Advertising Crock

Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar, Stenciled "PRIME BUTTER / JOHN E. TAYLOR & SON / LAUREL POINT, WEST VA", circa 1875. This example, one of only two of its kind known, features strong decoration, exceptional advertising, and an inset rim to seal butter inside, a treatment typical of canning jars from the region. H 15".

Fine 1 Gal. BOYERS & HARDEN / PALATINE, W. VA Stoneware Pitcher with Stencilled and Freehand DecorationFine 1 Gal. BOYERS & HARDEN / PALATINE, W. VA Stoneware Pitcher with Stencilled and Freehand DecorationFine 1 Gal. BOYERS & HARDEN / PALATINE, W. VA Stoneware Pitcher with Stencilled and Freehand Decoration

Very Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stenciled "BOYERS & HARDEN / PALATINE / W VA", circa 1875. This example, one of a small number of Palatine pitchers known, features unusually vibrant cobalt slip. H 11 1/4".

Philip Anthony 1795 Redware CannisterPhilip Anthony 1795 Redware CannisterPhilip Anthony 1795 Redware CannisterPhilip Anthony 1795 Redware CannisterPhilip Anthony 1795 Redware CannisterPhilip Anthony 1795 Redware Cannister

Significant Southern Discovery. Possibly Unique Lead-and-Manganese-Glazed Redware Tea Canister, Inscribed "Mistress Harmitage / her Cannister / Made By Philip / Anthony 1795", Kentucky origin, 1795. This recently-surfaced work is distinguished as one of the earliest dated ceramic objects of Southern manufacture known. Comparison of the signature of Philip Anthony with a period document verifies the identity of the canister's maker. According to Tennessee Potteries, Pots, and Potters ..., by Samuel D. Smith and Stephen T. Rogers, Anthony--who would later found his long-standing pottery in Nashville--began his career in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, appearing there by 1800. This piece was made by Anthony when he was about 21 years of age. Coupled with the rarity of its maker and period of production is its form. Few American redware tea canisters are known. This six-sided example is potted with a fine, thin-walled construction and includes later cold-painted scenes on two sides. Provenance: Ex-Clark Garrett. H 6 1/2".

Extremely Rare Miniature Stoneware Butter Crock Inscribed Extremely Rare Miniature Stoneware Butter Crock Inscribed Extremely Rare Miniature Stoneware Butter Crock Inscribed Extremely Rare Miniature Stoneware Butter Crock Inscribed

Possibly Unique Miniature Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Butter Crock, Incised "Xerxes Price / Made 1841", Sayreville, NJ, 1841. This recently-discovered piece was made when Xerxes Price was 64 years old, just four years before his death, and is believed to be the only surviving example of stoneware bearing this important New Jersey potter's hand-incised signature. H 2 3/8" ; Diameter 4 1/4".

Very Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig with Albany Slip and Salt GlazeVery Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig with Albany Slip and Salt GlazeVery Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig with Albany Slip and Salt GlazeVery Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig with Albany Slip and Salt Glaze

Fine Stoneware Pig Flask with Incised Railroad Map, Inscribed "By Anna Pottery / 1880", Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, 1880. This example features an unusual treatment of salt glaze over dipped Albany slip, resulting in an appealing mottled surface ranging in color from yellow to brown. L 6 1/4"

Very Fine 3 Gal. MORGANTOWN POTTERY Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Coggled House Scene and Cobalt DecorationVery Fine 3 Gal. MORGANTOWN POTTERY Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Coggled House Scene and Cobalt DecorationVery Fine 3 Gal. MORGANTOWN POTTERY Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Coggled House Scene and Cobalt DecorationVery Fine 3 Gal. MORGANTOWN POTTERY Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Coggled House Scene and Cobalt Decoration

Early Morgantown Jar. Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Coggled Town Scene, Molded Handles, and Cobalt Foliate Decoration, Stamped "MORGANTOWN POTTERY", Thompson Family, Morgantown, WV, circa 1855-1860. This important jar likely predates the Thompsons' major period of "people crock" production and features an elusive "MORGANTOWN POTTERY" maker's mark. Its intricate coggling depicts two different Federal-style houses, a tree, and elaborate arched fencing. H 13".

Very Unusual 1 Gal. A. P. DONAGHHO / PARKERSBURG, W. VA Stoneware Jar with Profuse Maker s StencilingVery Unusual 1 Gal. A. P. DONAGHHO / PARKERSBURG, W. VA Stoneware Jar with Profuse Maker s StencilingVery Unusual 1 Gal. A. P. DONAGHHO / PARKERSBURG, W. VA Stoneware Jar with Profuse Maker s StencilingVery Unusual 1 Gal. A. P. DONAGHHO / PARKERSBURG, W. VA Stoneware Jar with Profuse Maker s Stenciling

Very Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt Maker's Stenciling, A.P. Donaghho, Parkersburg, WV, circa 1875. The first jar of its type we have ever offered, featuring three stenciled Donaghho marks in a diagonal pattern and two running vertically down the body of the jar. H 9 3/4".

Outstanding Stoneware Jug with Woman Decoration att. D. G. Thompson, Morgantown, WVOutstanding Stoneware Jug with Woman Decoration att. D. G. Thompson, Morgantown, WV

Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Woman and Parasol Decoration, attributed to David Greenland Thompson, Morgantown, WV, circa 1860-1865. Relatively few people-decorated jugs from Morgantown are known.

Exceptional J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jar with Basket-of-Flowers and House Scene Decoration Incised Exceptional J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jar with Basket-of-Flowers and House Scene Decoration Incised

Bennington Beauty. Exceptional Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Exuberant Flowering Urn, House, and Fence Scene, Stamped "J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT", Incised "Benning / Bennington", circa 1855. This wonderfully-decorated jar features an oversized flowering urn in bold, thickly-applied cobalt characteristic of this manufactory's best work. Indicating this jar was most likely a specially-made or presentation piece is the highly unusual, hand-incised inscription on the underside, which reads "Benning / Bennington". H 15".

Very Rare WEST TROY POTTERY Stoneware Crock with Zebra Decoration

Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Decoration of a Running Zebra, Stamped "WEST TROY / N.Y. / POTTERY", New York State origin, circa 1875.

Fine Snow Hill Nunnery Redware Bowl, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, circa 1840.

Fine Snow Hill Nunnery Redware Bowl, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, circa 1840. Provenance: Originally found among the contents of the Snow Hill Nunnery near Quincy, Franklin County, PA, and sold at Horst Auction in 1997. Diameter 10 3/4".

Outstanding Slip-Decorated Redware Charger, Philadelphia, PA origin, early to mid 19th century.

Outstanding Large-Sized Redware Charger with Slip Decoration, Philadelphia, PA origin, early to mid 19th century. This charger is the finest and largest example of the form that we have offered to date. Diameter 15 5/8".

Fine Three-Quart Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Fine Three-Quart Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Fine Three-Quart Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Fine Three-Quart Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed

Fine Three-Quart Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed "Alex. Henderson.", attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1885. H 9 1/2".

Very Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Incised Very Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Incised Very Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Incised Very Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Incised

Very Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Incised "Rose / 1896", attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, 1896. H 4 1/4".

Very Fine Shinnston, WV Stoneware Master Salt with Profuse Cobalt DecorationVery Fine Shinnston, WV Stoneware Master Salt with Profuse Cobalt DecorationVery Fine Shinnston, WV Stoneware Master Salt with Profuse Cobalt DecorationVery Fine Shinnston, WV Stoneware Master Salt with Profuse Cobalt Decoration

Very Rare Stoneware Master Salt with Cobalt Vine Decoration, Shinnston, WV origin, circa 1875. H 2 3/4" ; Diameter 3 1/2".

Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Gemel with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Connecticut origin, circa 1825.Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Gemel with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Connecticut origin, circa 1825.Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Gemel with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Connecticut origin, circa 1825.Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Gemel with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Connecticut origin, circa 1825.

Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Gemel with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Connecticut origin, circa 1825. H (to top of handle) 6".

Stoneware Flask with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1825Stoneware Flask with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1825

Scarce Stoneware Flask with Cobalt Tulip Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1830. H 8 1/4".

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