March, 21 2020 Auction Featured Photos

Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Miles Mill, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1865-1875.Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Miles Mill, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1865-1875.Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Miles Mill, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1865-1875.Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Miles Mill, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1865-1875.Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Miles Mill, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1865-1875.Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Miles Mill, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1865-1875.Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Miles Mill, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1865-1875.Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Miles Mill, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1865-1875.

Face Jug Discovery. Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug with Kaolin Eyes and Teeth, attributed to Miles Mill, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1865-1875. This work is the finest example from this pottery to come to auction in years, surviving in excellent condition and featuring a high-gloss, olive-toned glaze. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, acquired by a Mid-Atlantic consignor forty years ago. H 5".

Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Pitcher, Alamance County, NC, late 18th or early 19th century.Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Pitcher, Alamance County, NC, late 18th or early 19th century.Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Pitcher, Alamance County, NC, late 18th or early 19th century.Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Pitcher, Alamance County, NC, late 18th or early 19th century.

Southern Masterwork. Exceedingly Rare Glazed Redware Pitcher with Profuse Three-Color Slip Decoration, Loy or Albright Families, Alamance County, NC origin, late 18th century. Provenance: Recently discovered in Virginia. H 10".

Fine M. &. T. MILLER /NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Four-Gallon, circa 1870. Fine M. &. T. MILLER /NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Four-Gallon, circa 1870. Fine M. &. T. MILLER /NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Four-Gallon, circa 1870. Fine M. &. T. MILLER /NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Four-Gallon, circa 1870.

Beautiful Brushwork. Fine Four-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "M & T MILLER / NEWPORT, PA," circa 1870. A striking example of the Miller brothers' extravagant brushwork, exhibiting strong color and decorating the majority of the front of a large-sized jug.

Very Rare Miniature New Haven, CT Stoneware GemelVery Rare Miniature New Haven, CT Stoneware GemelVery Rare Miniature New Haven, CT Stoneware GemelVery Rare Miniature New Haven, CT Stoneware GemelVery Rare Miniature New Haven, CT Stoneware GemelVery Rare Miniature New Haven, CT Stoneware GemelVery Rare Miniature New Haven, CT Stoneware GemelVery Rare Miniature New Haven, CT Stoneware GemelVery Rare Miniature New Haven, CT Stoneware GemelVery Rare Miniature New Haven, CT Stoneware Gemel

Form and Size. Extremely Rare Miniature Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Gemel, Stamped Twice "NEW-HAVEN," Absalom Stedman or Stedman & Seymour, New Haven, CT, circa 1830. Provenance: Skinner, Inc., Personal Collection of Lewis Scranton, May 21, 2016, Lot 94. H 3 1/8".

Outstanding Tennessee Redware Jar with Elaborate Manganese Cornstalk DecorationOutstanding Tennessee Redware Jar with Elaborate Manganese Cornstalk DecorationOutstanding Tennessee Redware Jar with Elaborate Manganese Cornstalk DecorationOutstanding Tennessee Redware Jar with Elaborate Manganese Cornstalk DecorationOutstanding Tennessee Redware Jar with Elaborate Manganese Cornstalk DecorationOutstanding Tennessee Redware Jar with Elaborate Manganese Cornstalk Decoration

Important Southern Honey Jar. Outstanding Glazed Redware Honey Jar with Profuse Manganese Cornstalk Decoration, TN origin, second or third quarter 19th century. Related in form to stoneware examples from Middle Tennessee, this jar features a decoration-in-the-round of delicately-brushed cornstalks emanating from a stylized ground. It ranks among the most imaginatively-decorated examples from the region that we have seen. Provenance: Previously found in a barn Northwest of Nashville, TN. H

Ten-Gallon Baltimore Stoneware JarTen-Gallon Baltimore Stoneware JarTen-Gallon Baltimore Stoneware JarTen-Gallon Baltimore Stoneware JarTen-Gallon Baltimore Stoneware JarTen-Gallon Baltimore Stoneware JarTen-Gallon Baltimore Stoneware Jar

Size, Form, and Decoration. Monumental Ten-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt Clover, Chainlink, and Wheelbarrow Decorations, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1840. Featuring an imposing size and unusual double-handled form, this jar is among the most heavily-decorated examples of Baltimore clover-decorated stoneware known. Putting this work in a class unto itself is the addition of wheelbarrow motifs flanking the plants, images which speak to the vessel’s use in an agrarian context on a Virginia farm. While the vessel’s exact purpose is unknown, its special size may relate it to the large "plantation jars" produced in alkaline-glazed ware further South. Provenance: Originally owned by the Coons Family, North Cliff Farm, Culpeper, VA; later owned by a Charlottesville, VA lady; Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Auctions, Nov. 14, 2009, lot 20. H 19".

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