W. Burchnell, London, OH Redware Jar, Morgantown, WV School

July 11, 2009 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 162

Price Realized: $6,440.00

($5,600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

PLEASE NOTE:  This result is 14 years old, and the American ceramics market frequently changes. Additionally, small nuances of color, condition, shape, etc. can mean huge differences in price. If you're interested in having us sell a similar item for you, please contact us here.

Auction Highlight:  July 11, 2009 Auction | Ohio & Midwest

July 11, 2009 Auction Catalog

◀︎ Back to Catalog


Very Rare and Important Redware Jar with Green Foliate Decoration, Stamped "W. BURCHNELL / LONDON," Ohio origin, circa 1835, straight-sided jar with tooled midsection and shoulder, and an inward curving neck culminating in a flattened rim. Surface covered in a cream-colored slip applied over a speckled reddish ground, then decorated with two green copper leaves. Rim additionally decorated with green stripes. This jar was made by William Burchnell in London, Madison County, Ohio. A previously undocumented potter, Burchnell was apparently trained in Morgantown, Virginia (now West Virginia), and had joined fellow Morgantown potter, James M. Thompson, Jr., in London, Ohio by 1830. We are unaware of any other surviving pieces signed with Burchnell's mark. From a long-time Ohio collection. Filled and colored rim chips. Heavy chipping to base, with some chips being filled and colored. Some in-the-firing flecks of exposed clay on surface have been touched up. H 6 3/4".

©2023 Crocker Farm, Inc. | info@crockerfarm.com | (410) 472-2016