Extremely Rare "Carl Roberts / Washington, Iowa / March 11, 1895" Miniature Vase

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 171

Price Realized: $240.00

($200 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

PLEASE NOTE:  This result is 2 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.

Fall 2021 Auction Catalog

◀︎ Back to Catalog


Extremely Rare Miniature Redware Vase, Inscribed "Carl Roberts / Washington, Iowa / March 11, 1895," Washington, Iowa origin, 1895, wheel-thrown vase of ovoid form with footed base, tall neck, and open loop handles. Underside incised with potter's signature, location, and date. Vessel appears to have a light glaze coating that may be lead-based. Buff clay on interior. Relatively few examples of signed Iowa redware are known. A crack in one lower handle terminal suggests one handle may be reglued. Otherwise excellent condition. H 2 3/4".

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