We are the world's leading auction of American stoneware and redware, and sold over $3,000,000 worth of American pottery in 2015. Our October 17, 2015 auction saw us break the World Auction Record for American Stoneware! Lot 1, the stoneware water cooler with incised federal eagle decoration brought $483,000 (including 15% buyer's premium), eclipsing out previous highest hammer price of $402,500.
As a whole, the market for American utilitarian pottery is stronger than ever! Our next auction, to be held October 22, 2016 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 on October 22, 2016 at our historic gallery. 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 become available a couple of weeks before each auction.
Besides live, in-person bidding at our gallery, we offer several different absentee bidding methods to make our auction as accessible as possible.
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.