•March 1, 2014. Stoneware & Redware Pottery.
March 1, 2014, 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 (February 28), 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.
Click here to order a print copy of our March 1, 2014 auction catalog. (Alternatively, you can give us a call at 410-472-2016, or mail a check for $35.60, payable to "Crocker Farm," to: Crocker Farm, 15900 York Rd, Sparks, MD 21152.)
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.
NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS
We are the world's leading auction of American stoneware and redware, and sold over $2,000,000 worth of American pottery in 2013. Our July 2013 auction saw three lots break the six-figure mark, including $230,000--the highest price ever paid at a stoneware specialty auction. Several World Auction Records were broken: The aforementioned $230,000 for a Baltimore stoneware water cooler was not only the World Auction Record for Baltimore stoneware, but for Maryland pottery in general. A small-sized New York City stoneware jar dated 1802 and bearing a federal eagle design brought $195,500--a World Auction Record for the cherished work of the early Manhattan potters, and for New York State stoneware in general. A pair of redware whippets made in Winchester, Virginia, potter Samuel Bell realized $115,000--a World Auction Record (by lot) for highly-regarded Shenandoah Valley pottery, and for Virginia pottery as a whole. You can view all of our 2013 highlights here. The market for quality American stoneware and redware is *very* strong. Please feel free to contact us today for a free pre-auction evaluation of your pottery--we would love to discuss it with you!
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.