Very Rare WELLS & RICHARDS / READING, Pennsylvania Stoneware Pitcher

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 373

Price Realized: $1,955.00

($1,700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

PLEASE NOTE:  This result is 10 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.

July 20, 2013 Auction Catalog

◀︎ Back to Catalog


Very Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Foliate Decoration, Stamped "WELLS & RICHARDS / READING," Pennsylvania origin, circa 1845, ovoid pitcher with tooled collar and wide, drooping pouring spout. Decorated completely around the midsection with a series of upward and downward curving cobalt swags. Collar decorated with additional cobalt swags. The early Reading, PA maker's mark, WELLS & RICHARDS, is very difficult-to-find. The stamp on this example includes an unusual small-sized font, lacking the abbreviation "PA," a variation for this mark we have not offered before. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in Pennsylvania. Spout chip. Spidering surface lines throughout much of pitcher's body, only one of which extends through to interior of pitcher.

©2023 Crocker Farm, Inc. | | (410) 472-2016