March 2015: Stoneware & Redware Pottery.
NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS
We are the world's leading auction of American stoneware and redware, and sold over $2,500,000 worth of American pottery in 2014. Our July 19, 2014 auction broke two major World Auction Records: Lot 1A's hammer price of $350,000 was the Highest Bid Ever Recorded for a Piece of American Stoneware. The auction's gross total, over $1.2 Million, made it the Highest-Grossing Stoneware Auction of All Time!
As a whole, the market for American utilitarian pottery is stronger than ever! Our next auction, to be held in March 2015 (date to be announced shortly) at our historic gallery in Sparks, MD, is sure to be another historic event. We are Now Accepting Consignments and would be more than happy to discuss your pottery with you for possible inclusion in this exciting sale. We offer a Free Pre-Auction Evaluation of your pieces and will give you a fair, honest assessment of your pottery. Please contact us for additional information and take advantage of our proven track record, respected expertise, and the world's largest customer base for stoneware and redware.
Our commission is as low as 12.5% to the seller--one of the very lowest rates you will find in the entire country for the unsurpassed services we provide.
For more information on having us sell your pottery, please click here for consignment info.
Our next auction will be held in March 2015, date to be announced soon. Our auctions start at 10am (Eastern time). (Doors open at 8am.)
An auction preview, during which you can view and handle every lot in the sale, will take place on the Friday before the sale, from 1-6pm.
You can also preview all of the items from 8-10 am on Saturday, before the auction.
We produce both a Print Catalog (regarded as one of the best the field has to offer, and a valued resource on American stoneware & redware), as well as a free Online Catalog (through which you can also conveniently leave absentee bids). Both are generally issued roughly two weeks before each auction; Print Catalog pre-orders will begin in February.
We will soon begin posting selected, featured photos of lots to be offered in March, and you can view those here.
How to Bid
Besides live, in-person bidding at our gallery, we offer several different absentee bidding methods to make our auction as accessible as possible.
Directions to our Gallery
We are located at 15900 York Road, Sparks, Maryland, 21152.
Our gallery is conveniently located just a few minutes off of Interstate 83 in northern Baltimore County, Maryland, about twenty minutes north of Baltimore and thirty minutes south of York, Pennsylvania. We are situated less than an hour and a half outside of Washington, D.C., and less than two hours from Philadelphia.
We are also conveniently located to some of the area’s best hotels in nearby Hunt Valley, Maryland, less than ten minutes from our gallery. Both Hunt Valley and Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, (about twenty minutes away) are great options if you are looking for overnight accommodations. Both towns also offer several good restaurant options.