Extremely Rare WM W BURCHNELL / LONDON (Ohio) Redware Jar, Morgantown School

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 367

Price Realized: $3,737.50

($3,250 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

PLEASE NOTE:  This result is 8 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:  March 14, 2015 Auction | Ohio & Midwest

March 14, 2015 Auction Catalog

◀︎ Back to Catalog


Extremely Rare and Fine Morgantown School Redware Jar, Stamped "WM W BURCHNELL / LONDON," Madison County, OH origin, circa 1835, finely-potted ovoid jar with rounded foot, tooled shoulder and flaring rounded rim, the surface covered in an exceptional celadon glaze over a salmon-colored ground. This glaze treatment is highly unusual for Midwestern redware. William Burchnell was evidently trained in Morgantown, Virginia (now West Virginia), and joined fellow Morgantown potter, James M. Thompson, Jr., in London, Ohio by 1830, establishing a pottery on the site of the town's Presbyterian Church. This jar is one of only three signed Burchnell redware vessels we have seen. All examples suggest Burchnell was a skilled potter with an interest in making colorfully-glazed household ware. Heavy chipping to base. Light wear to rim. Glazed surface surviving in remarkable condition. H 10".

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