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Exceedingly Rare Cornwall, New York Incised Mermaid Stoneware Water CoolerExceedingly Rare Cornwall, New York Incised Mermaid Stoneware Water CoolerExceedingly Rare Cornwall, New York Incised Mermaid Stoneware Water CoolerExceedingly Rare Cornwall, New York Incised Mermaid Stoneware Water CoolerExceedingly Rare Cornwall, New York Incised Mermaid Stoneware Water CoolerExceedingly Rare Cornwall, New York Incised Mermaid Stoneware Water CoolerExceedingly Rare Cornwall, New York Incised Mermaid Stoneware Water Cooler

New York State Stoneware Masterpiece. Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Presentation Cooler with Elaborate Incised Mermaid and Seahorse Motifs, Inscribed "Charles S. Brown / Cornwall / August 15 / 1825", Moses Clark Bell, Cornwall, NY, 1825.

Among the most outstanding examples of incised American stoneware still in private hands, this cooler's mermaid motif is noteworthy for its subject matter, size, detail, and artistic merit. This design, akin in artistic quality to an early 19th century folk portrait, establishes the cooler's maker, Moses Clark Bell, as a true master of his craft. This cooler's mermaid, profusely-embellished with impressed scales to the body and tail, is easily regarded as the finest representation of this figural motif in early American ceramics. (Other, much-more-simplistic incised "merman" designs can be seen on a select few pieces of William Lundy stoneware from Troy, NY, circa 1825. A third crudely-incised mermaid can be seen on the back of a Manhattan, NY stoneware flask bearing the initials of John Remmey II or III.) The side of the vessel features further incised figural decoration in the form of a large, curvaceous sea monster, a classical "seahorse" of half-horse and half-fish form. This seahorse motif, exceedingly rare in American stoneware, can be observed in other forms of 19th century American decorative arts, including weathervanes and scrimshaw. Both maritime themes depicted on this cooler are likely linked to the Bell Pottery's location along the Hudson River as well as the association of the cooler form with dispensing water or other liquid. Provenance: Garth's Auction, July 30-31, 2004, lot 45. H 16".

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Rare and Important Large-Sized Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Face JugRare and Important Large-Sized Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Face JugRare and Important Large-Sized Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Face JugRare and Important Large-Sized Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Face JugRare and Important Large-Sized Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Face JugRare and Important Large-Sized Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Face JugRare and Important Large-Sized Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Face JugRare and Important Large-Sized Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Face JugRare and Important Large-Sized Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Face JugRare and Important Large-Sized Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Face JugRare and Important Large-Sized Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Face JugRare and Important Large-Sized Edgefield, SC Stoneware Pottery Face Jug

American Face Vessel Masterpiece. Important and Probably Unique Oversized Stoneware Face Harvest Jug with Two-Color Glaze, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1840-1875. This important new discovery is distinguished from the surviving body of Edgefield face jugs by two significant attributes: its size and glaze. It is among the largest Edgefield face jugs known, measuring one gallon or more in capacity, and is comparable in size to the iconic signed Thomas Chandler face jug, recognized as the largest known. Secondly, this work is among the few examples that we have seen among the roughly two-hundred known Edgefield face vessels that is decorated with iron slip along with its alkaline glaze. This treatment, while commonly seen in the decorative motifs of Phoenix Factory, Thomas Chandler, and Collin Rhodes pottery, is extremely rare in Edgefield face vessel production, typically indicative of early-period works. An early face jug and face sherd, both attributed to Thomas Chandler at Phoenix Factory, circa 1840, exhibit iron slip highlights to the eyes, eyebrows, and/or face. A third, attributed to Chandler at the Trapp and Chandler site, circa 1845-1848, reveals iron slip highlights to the handle and eyes. In the case of this recently-discovered example an Albany-type slip has been poured over the surface and brushed onto the kaolin eyes to accent the incised pupils. The eye decoration, noted in early Chandler-attributed face vessels, treatment can also be seen on his signed face jug. Additionally, this jug's maker has wax resist around the lips and sporadically applied across the surface in a splashed manner, revealing the vessel's distinctive local clay. Imposing in size and expressive in its sculpting and glaze treatment, this work is regarded as one of the most outstanding Edgefield face vessels in existence. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which recently surfaced in New York State. A note card found with the jug from the consignor's grandmother, an avid collector, states: "Purchased from Vern House Antiques, Croton-on-Hudson, 1964. Two at Ford Museum, three at Ohio State Museum. Excellent. Paid $87.50". Literature: For related use of iron slip on an Edgefield face vessel, see Wingard, "From Baltimore to South Carolina: Thomas Chandler's Influence on 19th-Century Stoneware", Ceramics in America 2013, figs. 52, 54-56. H 10 3/4" ; W (from ear to ear) 10 1/2".

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Rare and Important Alamance County, North Carolina Redware DishRare and Important Alamance County, North Carolina Redware Dish

Southern Masterwork. Rare and Important Glazed Redware Dish with Four-Color Slip Decoration, attributed to the Loy or Albright Families, Alamance County, NC, late 18th or early 19th century. This dish's swag-and-tassel motif can be related to popular Federal designs of the period, including those seen on stoneware jars by Manhattan's Thomas Commeraw and Clarkson Crolius, Sr., among others. Its black-slip background indicates it is a particularly example from this highly-prized Southern potting school. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a long-term New England collection. Diameter 11" ; H 1 3/4".

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Important South Carolina Poem Jar. Very Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Canning Jar, Inscribed "When this you see Remember me / T M J," South Carolina origin, circa 1870-1880. The incised poetic couplet on this jar is in keeping with the style of renowned enslaved potter, Dave, who potted for several decades in South Carolina's Edgefield District. Based on the jar's initials, it may have been made by free black potter, Thomas Jones, born circa 1852, who is listed in the 1870 U.S. Federal Census as working in South Carolina’s Edgefield District at the "Jug factory" (Miles Pottery) along with Dave. Another possible maker is free black potter, Mark Jones, circa 1835, who worked with Dave at Lewis Miles Pottery and collaborated with him on at least one piece inscribed "Dave and Mark", now in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution. (Mark Jones, along with his wife, Caroline, is listed as living with Dave in the 1870 census and is perhaps his son-in-law.) H 8".

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Extremely Rare and Important Jacob Greenland, Cassville, PA Stoneware Extremely Rare and Important Jacob Greenland, Cassville, PA Stoneware Extremely Rare and Important Jacob Greenland, Cassville, PA Stoneware Extremely Rare and Important Jacob Greenland, Cassville, PA Stoneware Extremely Rare and Important Jacob Greenland, Cassville, PA Stoneware

Important People Churn. Extremely Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Presentation Churn with Cobalt Decoration of a Woman, Inscribed "R. Read / 1855", attributed to Jacob Greenland, Cassville, Huntington Co., PA, 1855.

The decoration on this churn, stylistically related to the people designs of Morgantown, WV and nearby Uniontown and Connellsville, PA, was made by Jacob Greenland, a Cassville, PA potter and member of the prolific Greenland potting family. Jacob Greenland (1804-1867), was the youngest brother of early Morgantown, WV earthenware potter, Abner Greenland (1783-1830). Abner Greenland married the sister of Morgantown, WV potter, John W. Thompson, a man responsible for bringing brushed figural decoration to the region. Abner Greenland would later establish a pottery in Uniontown, PA that would be carried on by his son, Norval, an establishment also known for producing people-decorated stoneware. The churn's owner, "R. Read," refers to Richardson Read, a Cassville merchant who is listed in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census schedule on the very same page as Jacob Greenland. This churn, easily valued for its decorative appeal alone, extends the Morgantown school of people designs into another region and pottery, and is considered a significant new discovery in regional stoneware. Indeed, it is the only known example we are aware of that can be attributed to the Greenland family pottery in Cassville--one that operated from 1842 all the way into the twentieth century, but for whom no known signed work exists. H 17".

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Early Southern Stoneware Masterpiece, Baltimore Jar w/ Early Southern Stoneware Masterpiece, Baltimore Jar w/ Early Southern Stoneware Masterpiece, Baltimore Jar w/ Early Southern Stoneware Masterpiece, Baltimore Jar w/

The Earliest Eagle Motif on Southern-Made Stoneware. Exceedingly Rare and Important Small-Sized Stoneware Jar with Iron-Oxide Decoration and Incised Federal Eagle Motif, Inscribed "LIBERTY", Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1795-1815. The jar's dipped iron slip decoration in the English style date it to Baltimore's earliest years of stoneware production, prior to the employment of cobalt-oxide decoration. This treatment, among Southern-made stonewares, is perhaps most well-known in the work of John Swann of nearby Alexandria, VA. Possible makers of this jar include Peter Perine or Thomas Morgan, both responsible for bringing the stoneware craft from Harford County, Maryland to Baltimore. Until now, a few important stoneware jars with incised or brushed-cobalt eagle motifs, which were made in Virginia's James River Valley during the late 1810's or 1820's, were considered the earliest representations of this purely-American image found on Southern-made stoneware. This jar's use of iron slip, however, strongly indicates an earlier period of manufacture. Its eagle design, including the wonderful inscription, "LIBERTY", within the banner and an American flag in the bird's talons, is among the most highly-developed seen on a ceramic object produced in the American South. Provenance: Recently discovered in Virginia. H 7 1/2".

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Rare and Important Slip-Decorated New England Redware PitcherRare and Important Slip-Decorated New England Redware PitcherRare and Important Slip-Decorated New England Redware PitcherRare and Important Slip-Decorated New England Redware Pitcher

Gorgeous Glaze. Rare and Important Slip-Decorated Redware Pitcher, New England origin, early 19th century. This vessel's combination of brilliant coloration and exceptional form rank it among the finest examples of New England redware that we have ever offered. A striking work with a surprisingly modern flair to the decoration. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a recently-surfaced Northeastern U.S. collection assembled decades ago. Literature: For discussion of the Bradford Pottery and images of related works, see Justin Thomas, "The Bradford Family of Potters in Massachusetts", Maine Antiques Digest, May 2019, pp.154-158. H 7 7/8".

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Rare and Important Slip-Decorated New England Redware Jar with LidRare and Important Slip-Decorated New England Redware Jar with LidRare and Important Slip-Decorated New England Redware Jar with LidRare and Important Slip-Decorated New England Redware Jar with Lid

Striking Slip. Extremely Rare and Important Lidded Redware Jar with Elaborate Slip Foliate Decoration, New England origin, early 19th century. New England redware with slip decoration depicting actual subjects (leaves, flowers, figures, etc.) are unusual. This example, retaining its original lid and surviving in remarkable condition despite its delicate potting, is among the finest and most-artistically-decorated New England redware objects that we have ever offered. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a recently-surfaced Northeastern U.S. collection assembled decades ago. Christopher Huntington Sale, Harrison, Maine, 1974. H (including lid) 11".

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Rare Western PA Stoneware Bank with Stars DecorationRare Western PA Stoneware Bank with Stars DecorationRare Western PA Stoneware Bank with Stars DecorationRare Western PA Stoneware Bank with Stars Decoration

Very Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Bank with Profuse Cobalt Stenciled Star Decoration, Western PA origin, circa 1880. Featuring a total of nineteen stenciled stars, this bank combines a desirable Western PA decorative motif with a rarely-seen form from the region. Provenance: A recently-discovered example, consigned from TN. H 6 5/8".

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Important 1803 Pennsylvania Sgraffito Redware Plate, att. Conrad Mumbouer, Bucks County

Rare Sgraffito Redware Plate with Profuse Heart-and-Floral Decoration, Inscribed "1803", attributed to Conrad Mumbauer, Bucks County, PA, 1803. A particularly early example by Mumbouer, featuring the potter's distinctive floral motifs. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a long-term New England collection; ex-David Ellinger. Diameter 9 3/8".

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Very Rare Eberly Stoneware Lamb, Descended in Family of Potter Peter Herrmann, BaltimoreVery Rare Eberly Stoneware Lamb, Descended in Family of Potter Peter Herrmann, BaltimoreVery Rare Eberly Stoneware Lamb, Descended in Family of Potter Peter Herrmann, BaltimoreVery Rare Eberly Stoneware Lamb, Descended in Family of Potter Peter Herrmann, BaltimoreVery Rare Eberly Stoneware Lamb, Descended in Family of Potter Peter Herrmann, Baltimore

Extremely Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Lamb Doorstop, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA or Peter Herrmann, Baltimore, MD, circa 1890. Typically found in slip-washed redware, this iconic Shenandoah Valley form is one of a very few Eberly lamb doorstops known produced in the salt-glazed stoneware medium. The elusive stoneware examples of this form have been attributed to the Eberly Pottery in Strasburg, VA because they were produced from the same mold as their redware counterparts. However, the important history of this example and its light-colored clay, characteristic of Baltimore stoneware, suggest it may have been made by Baltimore potter, Peter Herrmann. Another possibility is that Daniel Letcher Eberly, ever aware of ceramic materials throughout the country, ordered Baltimore clay to produce his stoneware lambs. The lamb may have ended up in Herrmann’s hands through some unknown association with the Eberly Pottery or a worker previously employed there. Interestingly, it includes two hand-incised pupils on its eyelids, given the animal the appearance it is awake rather than sleeping. Provenance: Descended in the family of Baltimore, MD potter, Peter Herrmann. L 11 1/4".

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Very Rare RICH WILLIAMS (Greenville County, SC) Stoneware Jar, African-American PotterVery Rare RICH WILLIAMS (Greenville County, SC) Stoneware Jar, African-American PotterVery Rare RICH WILLIAMS (Greenville County, SC) Stoneware Jar, African-American PotterVery Rare RICH WILLIAMS (Greenville County, SC) Stoneware Jar, African-American PotterVery Rare RICH WILLIAMS (Greenville County, SC) Stoneware Jar, African-American Potter

African-American Ceramic Art. Extremely Rare and Important Small-Sized Stoneware Jar with Alkaline Glaze, Stamped "RICH WILLIAMS", Gowensville area, Greenville County, SC origin, late 19th or early 20th century. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which surfaced in Missouri. H 7 3/4".

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Extremely Rare David Parr, Jr. (Baltimore or Richmond) Stoneware Ship Chandler s PitcherExtremely Rare David Parr, Jr. (Baltimore or Richmond) Stoneware Ship Chandler s PitcherExtremely Rare David Parr, Jr. (Baltimore or Richmond) Stoneware Ship Chandler s PitcherExtremely Rare David Parr, Jr. (Baltimore or Richmond) Stoneware Ship Chandler s PitcherExtremely Rare David Parr, Jr. (Baltimore or Richmond) Stoneware Ship Chandler s Pitcher

Extremely Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Ship Chandler's Pitcher, attributed to David Parr, Jr., Baltimore, MD or Richmond, VA, circa 1845-1855. The exceptional, low-and-wide-bodied form of this pitcher indicates it was probably used on a ship, possibly in the Chesapeake region. Only a few pitchers of this style are known. However, a number of squat-shaped jugs made in Baltimore and marked with various "SHIP CHANDLERS" advertising indicate their intended use. H 5 3/4".

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Exceptional 6 Gal. Stoneware Crock w/ Profuse Pointing Dog DecorationExceptional 6 Gal. Stoneware Crock w/ Profuse Pointing Dog DecorationExceptional 6 Gal. Stoneware Crock w/ Profuse Pointing Dog Decoration

Detailed Dog. Exceptional Six-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Pointing Dog Decoration, NY State origin, circa 1870. This crock's decoration is among the most finely-executed and largest canine motifs that we have seen on a piece of American stoneware, measuring over 12" in length along the curve of the vessel. A handful of distinctive dog designs are known from Northeastern potteries such as Brady & Ryan of Ellenville, NY, S. Hart of Fulton, NY, and J. & E. Norton of Bennington, VT. This motif, however, is unlike any of them, evidently a unique or near-unique work from a skilled decorator who did not produce such designs with any regularity. H 13 1/2".

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Very Rare Half-Gallon Cortland, NY Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Gooney Bird DecorationVery Rare Half-Gallon Cortland, NY Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Gooney Bird DecorationVery Rare Half-Gallon Cortland, NY Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Gooney Bird DecorationVery Rare Half-Gallon Cortland, NY Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Gooney Bird Decoration

Very Rare Half-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Gooney Bird Decoration, attributed to Madison Woodruff and Romanzo Smith, Cortland, NY, circa 1868. Exceptional size to the jar with a crisp rendering of this iconic New York State motif. H 7 3/4".

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Exceedingly Rare J. YOUNG & CO. / HARRISBURG, PA Four-Gallon Stoneware Rooster Jar

Important Central PA Rooster. Exceedingly Rare and Important Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Rooster Decoration, Stamped "J. YOUNG & CO. / HARRISBURG, PA", circa 1856-1858. Featuring one of Harrisburg's rarest bird motifs and an early, short-lived maker's mark, this jar is among the most outstanding examples of Harrisburg stoneware to come to auction in recent years. The wonderful, stylized nature of the design, which includes an extravagantly-plumed tail and wreath flanking the rooster, creates a piece of high folk art appeal. Among the finest figural-decorated examples of John Young stoneware known. H 12 1/2".

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Outstanding COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Six-Gallon Stoneware Bird Jar

Big Bird. Outstanding Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Bird Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA", circa 1865. Exceptional size to the jar and decoration. The bird on this jar, featuring unusual striping throughout, is among the largest known on a piece of Harrisburg stoneware, standing an impressive nine inches tall. H 14 1/2".

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Extremely Rare Cassville, PA Stoneware MugExtremely Rare Cassville, PA Stoneware MugExtremely Rare Cassville, PA Stoneware MugExtremely Rare Cassville, PA Stoneware Mug

Extremely Rare Stoneware Mug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Jacob Greenland or E.B. Hyssong, Cassville, PA, circa 1855. H 3 5/8".

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Very Rare attrib. Haig Family (Philadelphia) Redware 1876 Presentation BankVery Rare attrib. Haig Family (Philadelphia) Redware 1876 Presentation BankVery Rare attrib. Haig Family (Philadelphia) Redware 1876 Presentation BankVery Rare attrib. Haig Family (Philadelphia) Redware 1876 Presentation BankVery Rare attrib. Haig Family (Philadelphia) Redware 1876 Presentation Bank

Very Rare Glazed Redware Presentation Bank with Sponged Manganese Decoration, Inscribed "Emma May / Nov 30th / 1876", attributed to James and Thomas Haig, Jr., Philadelphia, PA, 1876. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which recently surfaced in a New England private collection. H 7 3/4".

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Exceptional J. BELL (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Butter TubExceptional J. BELL (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Butter TubExceptional J. BELL (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Butter TubExceptional J. BELL (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Butter TubExceptional J. BELL (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Butter TubExceptional J. BELL (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Butter TubExceptional J. BELL (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Butter Tub

Best Butter Tub. Exceptional Glazed Redware Butter Tub, Stamped "J. BELL", Waynesboro, PA origin, circa 1840. Among Bell's finest extant butter tubs, this work features alternating diagonal copper and manganese decoration, closely-related to that seen on the record-breaking "J. BELL" jar (lot 431) sold in Crocker Farm, Inc.'s July 20, 2019 auction. The early maker's mark and lack of the typical twist to the handles indicate this butter tub is among the earliest known by Bell. The underside bears an early pencil inscription, "Grandmother Myers / First Lard Tub 1854." H 5 1/4" ; Diameter 8".

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Extremely Rare Tin-Glaze J. BELL Redware Jar (John Bell, Chambersburg or Waynesboro, PA)Extremely Rare Tin-Glaze J. BELL Redware Jar (John Bell, Chambersburg or Waynesboro, PA)Extremely Rare Tin-Glaze J. BELL Redware Jar (John Bell, Chambersburg or Waynesboro, PA)Extremely Rare Tin-Glaze J. BELL Redware Jar (John Bell, Chambersburg or Waynesboro, PA)Extremely Rare Tin-Glaze J. BELL Redware Jar (John Bell, Chambersburg or Waynesboro, PA)Extremely Rare Tin-Glaze J. BELL Redware Jar (John Bell, Chambersburg or Waynesboro, PA)

American Delftware. Very Rare Tin-Glazed Redware Jar with Profuse Cobalt Floral and Sponge Decoration, Stamped "J. BELL", Chambersburg or Waynesboro, PA, circa 1828-1840. This highly-prized glaze treatment, based on Dutch faience, is found on Bell's earliest signed work known, the iconic inkstand in the collection of Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, inscribed "Winchester / March 12th / 1825". H 8 3/4".

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Fine Small-Sized Bristol County, Massachusetts Redware JugFine Small-Sized Bristol County, Massachusetts Redware JugFine Small-Sized Bristol County, Massachusetts Redware JugFine Small-Sized Bristol County, Massachusetts Redware JugFine Small-Sized Bristol County, Massachusetts Redware Jug

Fine Glazed Redware Jugs, Bristol County, MA origin, late 18th or early 19th century. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a recently-surfaced New England collection assembled decades ago. H (of smaller jug) 5 1/2" ; H (of larger jug) 6 1/2".

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Exceptional Ohio Stoneware Crock w/ Incised Folk Art Figure of a ManExceptional Ohio Stoneware Crock w/ Incised Folk Art Figure of a ManExceptional Ohio Stoneware Crock w/ Incised Folk Art Figure of a Man

Abstract Ceramic Art. Outstanding Two-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Incised and Cobalt-Highlighted Decoration of a Mustached Man and Pointing Finger, Roseville, OH origin, circa 1875.

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Outstanding attrib. Cortland, NY Stoneware Jar w/ Cobalt House SceneOutstanding attrib. Cortland, NY Stoneware Jar w/ Cobalt House SceneOutstanding attrib. Cortland, NY Stoneware Jar w/ Cobalt House SceneOutstanding attrib. Cortland, NY Stoneware Jar w/ Cobalt House Scene

Outstanding Half-Gallon Lidded Stoneware Jar with Cobalt House Scene, attributed to Madison Woodruff, Cortland, NY, circa 1867-1869. The house design on this jar is closely-related to that found on a one-gallon jar, stamped "M. WOODRUFF / CORTLAND", sold as lot 378 in our July 22, 2017 auction. This similarity, coupled with the jar's form, lead to a firm attribution to the Cortland, NY pottery of Madison Woodruff. H 7 3/8".

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Fine 4 Gal. S. HART / FULTON Stoneware Crock w/ Dog with Basket Decoration

Fine Four-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Dog with Basket Decoration, Stamped "S. HART / FULTON", NY State origin, circa 1860.

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Rare and Important J. W. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA Syrup Jug w/ Muncy, PA InscriptionRare and Important J. W. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA Syrup Jug w/ Muncy, PA InscriptionRare and Important J. W. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA Syrup Jug w/ Muncy, PA InscriptionRare and Important J. W. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA Syrup Jug w/ Muncy, PA InscriptionRare and Important J. W. COWDEN / HARRISBURG, PA Syrup Jug w/ Muncy, PA Inscription

Harrisburg Presentation Jug. Possibly Unique Stoneware Presentation Syrup Jug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed "Muncy Pa / Jas. M. Bowman", manuf'd by / J.W. COWDEN / HARRISBURG. PA", circa 1861. This stylishly-potted and delicately-inscribed example was made at the John W. Cowden pottery for Muncy, PA merchant, James M. Bowman. The use of hand incising on a piece from this region is extremely rare and its straight-sided form is previously undocumented in Harrisburg stoneware from this time period. Note the addition of light hand incising to the maker's mark to add to its clarity. Provenance: From a forty-year Pennsylvania collection. H 11 3/4".

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Exceptional COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Crock w/ Elaborate Grapes Design

Exceptional Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Grapes Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA," circa 1865. Featuring an oversized cluster of fifteen grapes and unusual X-shaped flourishes, this work is possibly the best grapes-decorated Cowden & Wilcox stoneware jar that we have ever offered. H 14 5/8".

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Extremely Rare Greensboro, PA Stoneware Canning Jar w/ Elaborate Brushed Apple DecorationExtremely Rare Greensboro, PA Stoneware Canning Jar w/ Elaborate Brushed Apple DecorationExtremely Rare Greensboro, PA Stoneware Canning Jar w/ Elaborate Brushed Apple Decoration

Freehand Fruit Jar. Extremely Rare Stoneware Canning Jar with Brushed Cobalt Apple Decoration, Greensboro, PA origin, circa 1870. Among the finest Western PA canning jars that we have ever offered. H 8".

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Outstanding WARD & CO. / GROCERS / HUNTINGTON, W. VA Stoneware PitcherOutstanding WARD & CO. / GROCERS / HUNTINGTON, W. VA Stoneware PitcherOutstanding WARD & CO. / GROCERS / HUNTINGTON, W. VA Stoneware PitcherOutstanding WARD & CO. / GROCERS / HUNTINGTON, W. VA Stoneware PitcherOutstanding WARD & CO. / GROCERS / HUNTINGTON, W. VA Stoneware Pitcher

Very Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stenciled "WARD & CO. / GROCERS, / HUNTINGTON. / W. VA.". Exceptional form for Western Pennsylvania advertising from this state. H 10 1/4".

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Rare Alamance County, NC Small-Sized Redware PitcherRare Alamance County, NC Small-Sized Redware PitcherRare Alamance County, NC Small-Sized Redware PitcherRare Alamance County, NC Small-Sized Redware PitcherRare Alamance County, NC Small-Sized Redware Pitcher

Miniature Masterpiece. Exceedingly Rare and Important Miniature Redware Pitcher with Profuse Slip Decoration, attributed to the Loy and Albright Families, Alamance County, NC origin, late 18th or early 19th century. This example features distinctive arched motifs in the early Loy/Albright style, a design that would carry on into Solomon Loy's production. Among the most heavily-decorated pitchers from this prized, early North Carolina school, potted in an exceptional size. Provenance: Surfaced in Alamance County, NC. H 3 7/8".

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Very Rare Cain Pottery, Sullivan County, TN Redware Jug w/ Manganese DecorationVery Rare Cain Pottery, Sullivan County, TN Redware Jug w/ Manganese DecorationVery Rare Cain Pottery, Sullivan County, TN Redware Jug w/ Manganese DecorationVery Rare Cain Pottery, Sullivan County, TN Redware Jug w/ Manganese Decoration

Great Road Redware Articles with Manganese Slash Decoration, TN origin, mid 19th century. H (of jar) 7 1/2".

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Exceptional Summit County, Ohio Stoneware Bank w/ Elaborate Incised Floral DecorationExceptional Summit County, Ohio Stoneware Bank w/ Elaborate Incised Floral DecorationExceptional Summit County, Ohio Stoneware Bank w/ Elaborate Incised Floral DecorationExceptional Summit County, Ohio Stoneware Bank w/ Elaborate Incised Floral DecorationExceptional Summit County, Ohio Stoneware Bank w/ Elaborate Incised Floral DecorationExceptional Summit County, Ohio Stoneware Bank w/ Elaborate Incised Floral DecorationExceptional Summit County, Ohio Stoneware Bank w/ Elaborate Incised Floral Decoration

Exceptional Stoneware Bank with Elaborate Incised Floral Decoration, Summit County, OH origin, early 20th century. H 5".

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Exceptional Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Shaving Mug, J. Eberly, Strasburg, VAExceptional Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Shaving Mug, J. Eberly, Strasburg, VAExceptional Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Shaving Mug, J. Eberly, Strasburg, VA

Exceptional Shenandoah Valley Multi-Glazed Redware Shaving Mug, attributed to J. Eberly & Co., Strasburg, VA, circa 1890. Remarkable condition with superior color. H 4 1/2".

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Extremely Rare FORT EDWARD POTTERY CO. Stoneware Crock w/ Elaborate Scarecrow SceneExtremely Rare FORT EDWARD POTTERY CO. Stoneware Crock w/ Elaborate Scarecrow Scene

Fort Edward Figural. Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Decoration of a Scarecrow in a Field, Stamped "FORT EDWARD / POTTERY CO.", George Satterlee, Fort Edward, NY, circa 1859.

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Exceptional J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Rooster and House Scene Crock

Exceptional Three-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Rooster and House Decoration, Stamped "J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT.", circa 1855. A wonderful combination of two iconic Norton motifs, featuring heavy coverage of the crock's surface.

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Extremely Rare COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Man-in-the-Moon w/ Smoking Pipe Jar

Important Cowden Figural Design. Exceedingly Rare One-and-a-Half-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Man-in-the-Moon Smoking a Pipe Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA", circa 1865. This jar is the only example of this firm's iconic man-in-the-moon design that we have seen depicting the figure smoking a pipe. Coupled with the extreme rarity of the design is an appealing, somewhat-small size to the jar and large coverage of the design of the jar's front. Provenance: Recently surfaced in the Midwestern U.S.

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Exceptional Western PA Stoneware Harvest Jug w/ Elaborate Floral DecorationExceptional Western PA Stoneware Harvest Jug w/ Elaborate Floral DecorationExceptional Western PA Stoneware Harvest Jug w/ Elaborate Floral DecorationExceptional Western PA Stoneware Harvest Jug w/ Elaborate Floral DecorationExceptional Western PA Stoneware Harvest Jug w/ Elaborate Floral DecorationExceptional Western PA Stoneware Harvest Jug w/ Elaborate Floral Decoration

Exceptional Form. Very Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Harvest Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Freehand Decoration, Western PA origin, circa 1880. Typically found damaged, this example survives in remarkable condition. Provenance: Recently-surfaced in Western Pennsylvania. H 13 1/2".

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Extremely Rare Small STAR POTTERY Stoneware Canning Jar w/ Cherries DecorationExtremely Rare Small STAR POTTERY Stoneware Canning Jar w/ Cherries DecorationExtremely Rare Small STAR POTTERY Stoneware Canning Jar w/ Cherries DecorationExtremely Rare Small STAR POTTERY Stoneware Canning Jar w/ Cherries Decoration

Extremely Rare Stoneware Canning Jar with Stenciled Cobalt Cherries Decoration, Stenciled "STAR POTTERY", Hamilton & Jones, Greensboro, PA, circa 1870. One of a few of its type known. H 7".

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Very Rare Stoneware Crock w/ Dog Decoration at RONDOUT, NY AdvertisingVery Rare Stoneware Crock w/ Dog Decoration at RONDOUT, NY Advertising

Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Advertising Crock with Cobalt Reclining Dog Decoration, Stamped "C. ROMER / GROCERYMAN. / RONDOUT, N.Y.", attributed to Brady & Ryan, Ellenville, NY, circa 1885.

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Rare Wm. A. MacQuoid / New York City Stoneware Deer Jug

Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Deer Decoration, Stamped "WM. A. MACQUOID & CO / NEW-YORK / LITTLE Wst 12th ST", Manhattan, NY origin, circa 1870. Provenance: Recently surfaced in the Midwestern U.S.

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Fine Stoneware Face Jug, probably Guy Daugherty, Bethune, SCFine Stoneware Face Jug, probably Guy Daugherty, Bethune, SCFine Stoneware Face Jug, probably Guy Daugherty, Bethune, SCFine Stoneware Face Jug, probably Guy Daugherty, Bethune, SCFine Stoneware Face Jug, probably Guy Daugherty, Bethune, SCFine Stoneware Face Jug, probably Guy Daugherty, Bethune, SC

Fine Southern Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Guy Daugherty, Bethune, SC, circa 1950. Aspects of the form of the jug and construction of the face, namely the eyes, indicate this work was likely made by Bethune, SC potter, Guy Daugherty. It is significantly larger than any other Daugherty face jug that we have offered, featuring a highly unusual applied mustache and well-developed mouth with delicately-placed china teeth. The upper surface of the jug has a faint (possibly salt) glaze and the interior is coated in a brownish Albany-type slip. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor approximately thirty years ago. H (to top of handle) 6 1/4".

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Fine Thomas Chandler, Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Jar w/ Kaolin Slip DecorationFine Thomas Chandler, Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Jar w/ Kaolin Slip DecorationFine Thomas Chandler, Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Jar w/ Kaolin Slip DecorationFine Thomas Chandler, Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Jar w/ Kaolin Slip DecorationFine Thomas Chandler, Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Jar w/ Kaolin Slip DecorationFine Thomas Chandler, Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Jar w/ Kaolin Slip DecorationFine Thomas Chandler, Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Jar w/ Kaolin Slip Decoration

Fine Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar with Kaolin Slip Decoration, attributed to Thomas Chandler, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1850. H 10 3/4".

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Extremely Rare BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA Redware Pedestal w/ Applied Birds / FlowersExtremely Rare BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA Redware Pedestal w/ Applied Birds / FlowersExtremely Rare BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA Redware Pedestal w/ Applied Birds / FlowersExtremely Rare BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA Redware Pedestal w/ Applied Birds / FlowersExtremely Rare BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA Redware Pedestal w/ Applied Birds / FlowersExtremely Rare BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA Redware Pedestal w/ Applied Birds / FlowersExtremely Rare BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA Redware Pedestal w/ Applied Birds / FlowersExtremely Rare BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA Redware Pedestal w/ Applied Birds / Flowers

Extremely Rare Shenandoah Valley Redware Pedestal, Stamped Four Times "BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA," Anthony Bacher, Winchester, VA, circa 1880. H 8 1/2".

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Fine BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA Redware Wash Pitcher w/ Marbled GlazeFine BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA Redware Wash Pitcher w/ Marbled GlazeFine BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA Redware Wash Pitcher w/ Marbled GlazeFine BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA Redware Wash Pitcher w/ Marbled GlazeFine BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA Redware Wash Pitcher w/ Marbled Glaze

Fine Shenandoah Valley Redware Washbowl Pitcher, Stamped Twice "BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA", Anthony Bacher, Winchester, VA, circa 1880. H 11 3/4".

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Exceptional Manhattan Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Floral Decoration, circa 1790sExceptional Manhattan Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Floral Decoration, circa 1790sExceptional Manhattan Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Floral Decoration, circa 1790s

Exceptional Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Floral Decoration, Manhattan, NY origin, circa 1795.

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Extremely Rare Anna Pottery Large Figural Stoneware Modoc Indian Face PipeExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Large Figural Stoneware Modoc Indian Face PipeExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Large Figural Stoneware Modoc Indian Face PipeExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Large Figural Stoneware Modoc Indian Face PipeExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Large Figural Stoneware Modoc Indian Face PipeExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Large Figural Stoneware Modoc Indian Face PipeExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Large Figural Stoneware Modoc Indian Face PipeExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Large Figural Stoneware Modoc Indian Face PipeExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Large Figural Stoneware Modoc Indian Face PipeExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Large Figural Stoneware Modoc Indian Face PipeExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Large Figural Stoneware Modoc Indian Face PipeExtremely Rare Anna Pottery Large Figural Stoneware Modoc Indian Face Pipe

Anna Artistry. Extremely Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Native-American Face Pipe, Inscribed "the last of the Noble Modocs. B Kirk Anna Ills", Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna Pottery, Anna, IL, circa 1873. This pipe is one of two known Anna examples, which reference the Modoc War between the Native-American Modoc Tribe and United States Army. This conflict took place in the lava beds of California in 1872-1873, and resulted in the murders of U.S. General Edward Canby and Reverend Eleazer Thomas, and the executions of Modoc chief, Kintpuash, also known as "Captain Jack," and three of his warriors. It is believed that the face sculpted on the two known pipes represents Captain Jack. Both Anna Modoc pipes can be considered among the very finest American ceramic pipes known, distinguished by their detailed and expressive modeling, elaborate incising, and very large size. The "B. Kirk" inscribed on this example likely refers to Cornwall Kirkpatrick's daughter, Amy "Birdie" Kirkpatrick (1862-1935). (Item includes a custom-built modern stand, which is seen in the photos.) H 5".

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Extremely Rare MOORE & COLVIN, Tallmadge, Ohio (Jane Lew, WV Connection) Eagle CoolerExtremely Rare MOORE & COLVIN, Tallmadge, Ohio (Jane Lew, WV Connection) Eagle CoolerExtremely Rare MOORE & COLVIN, Tallmadge, Ohio (Jane Lew, WV Connection) Eagle CoolerExtremely Rare MOORE & COLVIN, Tallmadge, Ohio (Jane Lew, WV Connection) Eagle CoolerExtremely Rare MOORE & COLVIN, Tallmadge, Ohio (Jane Lew, WV Connection) Eagle Cooler

Patriotic Cooler. Extremely Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Cooler with Incised Federal Eagle Decoration, Inscribed "Seymour Colvin", Stamped Twice "MOORE & COLVIN / ? O.", Tallmadge, OH origin, circa 1850. Seymour Colvin, his two brothers, Almer and Byron, and various descendants produced stoneware in Northeastern Ohio, West Virginia, and Nebraska. Colvin is perhaps most well known for purchasing J.P. Parker's pottery in Jane Lew, WV in 1876 and establishing an operation there with his sons that would last into the early 20th century. The hand-incised signature on the cooler, an early masterwork by Colvin, indicates the pride he took in this finely potted and decorated creation. A small number of exceptional pieces from the Jane Lew period of Colvin and his sons also feature hand-inscribed signatures brushed in cobalt. Unlike other signed Moore & Colvin pieces from Ohio, the letter "O." for Ohio appears on a second line below the firm name, along with a possible town or county name before it. (The back of the jug appears to bear a faintly-impressed more standard version of the mark, with the name of the firm alone.) An outstanding, patriotic example of Midwestern American stoneware. H 17 1/2".

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Important Large-Sized Manhattan Area Stoneware Jar, Important Large-Sized Manhattan Area Stoneware Jar, Important Large-Sized Manhattan Area Stoneware Jar, Important Large-Sized Manhattan Area Stoneware Jar, Important Large-Sized Manhattan Area Stoneware Jar, Important Large-Sized Manhattan Area Stoneware Jar, Important Large-Sized Manhattan Area Stoneware Jar, Important Large-Sized Manhattan Area Stoneware Jar,

Important Presentation Jar. Exceptional Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Incised Floral Decoration and Crimped Handles, Inscribed "C. Atterbury / August 24th, 1807", Manhattan, NY area, possibly Crolius Family, 1807. Produced by the same potter who made the iconic "Elizabeth Crane" bowl in the collection of the Museum of American Folk Art and the "Henry Edoson" flask in the Weitsman collection at the New York State Museum. H 14".

C. Atterbury was quite clearly Catharine Atterbury, born Catharine Boudinot (December 2, 1781), the daughter of Elisha Boudinot, a prominent New Jersey figure in the history of the Revolutionary War and an eventual New Jersey Supreme Court Justice. As the Historical Society of New Jersey notes, "Elisha [Boudinot] and his brother Elias were both early supporters of the Revolution. In 1755, when the patriots of Newark created the General Committee of Newark to organize their efforts, Elisha was made its clerk. He also held the office of Secretary of the Council of Safety in 1778. Boudinot was involved with many important personages of the time and entertained such men as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton at his Newark home." Indeed, it is remarkable that Catharine Atterbury herself had a brush with George Washington that she cherished her entire life:

"Mrs. Catharine Boudinot Atterbury remembered with delight during her long life an incident of her childhood connected with Washington. She was about eight years old, and as she was born in 1781, it is supposed to have occurred on the evening after Washington's inauguration. She was with her parents near the Bowling Green, at what was or had once been grandfather William Peartree Smith's house, near Chancellor Livingston's. She had skipped to the crowded street to see a balloon go up in connection with the fire-works, and her father sent her back into the house; but Washington, standing near, exclaimed, 'No, you pretty little yellow bird, you shall see as well as anybody,' and placed her upon his shoulder." (Magazine of American History, May 1889.)

As the Historical Society of New Jersey (which holds family papers of the Boudinots, including papers of Catharine Boudinot Atterbury herself) also notes, "While still living at her parent's house in Newark, [Catharine Boudinot] was the secretary for the Newark Female Charitable Society, the second oldest private charitable organization in the country. From her writing, she seems to have been very affected by the religious revival of the time period. She married Lewis Atterbury (1779-1872), a merchant, on September [11], 1803 and had nine children with him: Mary S., Lewis, John, Edward, Elisha Boudinot, Benjamin Bakewell, Julia Maria, William Wallace and Francis."

Lewis Atterbury was born on April 2, 1779 in Leicestershire, England, and immigrated to the United States with his uncle, Benjamin Bakewell, in or about 1793. Bakewell himself is extremely notable as the father of the American flint-glass industry, having founded his famous Pittsburgh glasshouse in the early 1800's. Lewis Atterbury, for his part, became a prominent Baltimore-based merchant in the early years of the same century, returning to Newark in 1812 to establish a gunpowder manufactory. The couple would both live long lives, eventually settling in New York City, with Lewis Atterbury dying in 1872 at the age of 94 and Catharine Atterbury following him in 1877 at the age of 95. (It is worth noting that the New-York Historical Society holds in its collection a sillhouette of Catharine Atterbury, donated by one of her descendants in 1942.)

Mrs. Atterbury's jar is extremely notable as one of a small number of surviving items made by a mystery New York City area potter who produced what is among the very finest bodies of work of any of the period American stoneware potters. Based on the very distinctive incised decoration and identical handwriting, the same hand that produced this jar is that which made the iconic "Elizabeth Crane" punch bowl (with an 1811 date) in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum in Manhattan, NY, regarded as one of the finest examples of American stoneware in existence. This same potter likewise produced the wonderful "Henry Edoson" flask (with an 1804 date) in the Weitsman Collection at the New York State Museum in Albany. The largest jar by this potter known, it is a commanding, striking example, complementing pieces like the aforementioned punch bowl and flask as it also bears--in their manner--a prominent inscription for a person in the Newark, New Jersey, area and an early 1800's date. (A photo taken next to a standard one-gallon Crolius pot helps illustrate the jar's size.)

It is difficult to overstate the importance of this jar as both the product of a potter working at the very top of his craft, and as an object that absolutely exudes the history of the early republic, made for a woman whose family (including herself) interacted with Washington and played important roles in the establishment of the United States of America.

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Very Rare W. H. FARRAR & CO. / GEDDES, NY Incised Bird Jug

Early Farrar. Very Rare Two-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jug with Large Incised Bird and Brushed Sprig Designs, Stamped "W.H. FARRAR & CO. / GEDDES, NY," mid 19th century.

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Rare G. LENT / TROY Stoneware Jug w/ Incised Bird and Floral Decoration

Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird-and-Floral Decoration, Stamped "G. LENT / TROY", NY State origin, circa 1820.

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Exceptional COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Jar w/ Mustached Man-in-the-Moon

Mustached Man. Exceptional One-and-a-Half-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Decoration of a Man-in-the-Moon with Mustache, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA", circa 1865. Potted in a desirable size and exhibiting excellent color, this jar is one of a small number of mustached man-in-the-moon pieces known.

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Rare JOHN YOUNG & CO. / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware JugRare JOHN YOUNG & CO. / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug

Scarce Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "JOHN YOUNG & CO. / HARRISBURG, PA," circa 1856-1858.

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Extremely Rare WILLSON S & YOUNG / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jar w/ Floral DecorationExtremely Rare WILLSON S & YOUNG / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jar w/ Floral Decoration

Very Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "WILLSON'S & YOUNG. / HARRISBURG PA", circa 1855.

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Rare T. HARRINGTON / LYONS 3 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Bird Decoration

Rare Three-Gallon Lidded Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Bird-on-Branch Motif, Stamped "T. HARRINGTON / LYONS", NY State origin, circa 1860.

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Exceptional NEW YORK STONEWARE CO. / FORT EDWARD, NY Dog Crock

Rare Breed. Exceptional Three-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Running Dog Decoration, Stamped "NEW YORK STONEWARE CO. / FORT EDWARD, NY," circa 1875. An unusual style of dog among New York State stoneware pieces, possibly representing a dachshund or other small breed.

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Rare J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Pitcher w/ Bold Floral Basket

Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Flower Basket Decoration, Stamped "J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT", circa 1855.

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Rare and Important JOHN BELL Redware Toy Spittoon for Daughter Rare and Important JOHN BELL Redware Toy Spittoon for Daughter Rare and Important JOHN BELL Redware Toy Spittoon for Daughter

Bell Family Child's Toy. Extremely Rare Redware Toy Spittoon, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'", Inscribed "Myrtle E. Bell / February the 11, 1873", PA origin, 1873. Myrtle E. Bell (1869-1935) was the granddaughter of potter, John Bell (1800-1880), and the daughter of potter, Victor Conrad Bell (1845-1925). This toy spittoon was made for Myrtle Bell when she was four years old and is one of a small number of John Bell products, among these a flowerpot with pedestal base and a figure of a horse, bearing a presentation inscription to her. Myrtle Bell (later Myrtle Deardorff) would eventually come to own the contents of the Bell Pottery, and a large sale was held in 1935 of these goods, which included several rare figural examples. H 1 3/4" ; Diam. 3 5/8".

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Fine Antique American Redware Dog FigureFine Antique American Redware Dog FigureFine Antique American Redware Dog FigureFine Antique American Redware Dog FigureFine Antique American Redware Dog Figure

Fine Slip-Decorated Redware Dog on Base, PA origin, circa 1840-1880. Elaborate use of splashed slip and unusual impressed chain. L 5 3/4" ; H 5".

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Fine Norwalk, CT Redware Loaf Dish Inscribed Fine Norwalk, CT Redware Loaf Dish Inscribed

Scarce Slip-Decorated Redware Loaf Dish, Inscribed "Lafayette", Norwalk, CT origin, circa 1845. L 12 7/8" ; H 9 1/4".

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Exceptional J. NORTON & CO. / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Pheasant Churn

Exceptional Four-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Pheasant-on-Stump Decoration, Stamped "J. NORTON & CO. / BENNINGTON, VT," circa 1860.

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Extremely Rare NORTONS / BENNINGTON Stoneware Jar, circa 1810-1825Extremely Rare NORTONS / BENNINGTON Stoneware Jar, circa 1810-1825

NORTONS BENNINGTON. Exceedingly Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "NORTONS / BENNINGTON," VT origin, circa 1810-1825. Arguably the rarest of all Norton family maker's marks. A related example resides in the collection of the Bennington Museum.

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Extremely Rare J.B. LEATHERS / MOUNT EAGLE, PA Batter PailExtremely Rare J.B. LEATHERS / MOUNT EAGLE, PA Batter PailExtremely Rare J.B. LEATHERS / MOUNT EAGLE, PA Batter Pail

Rarest of the Rare. One-and-a-Half-Gallon Stoneware Batter Pail with Cobalt Wreath Decoration, Stamped "J.B. LEATHERS / MT. EAGLE, PA," circa 1875. This work combines one of Central Pennsylvania's rarest and most desirable maker's marks with a scarce and highly-prized form. It is the only Leathers batter pail that we have seen. H 10 1/4".

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Very Rare J. McCULLY / TRENTON, NJ Redware Loaf Dish with Yellow Slip DecorationVery Rare J. McCULLY / TRENTON, NJ Redware Loaf Dish with Yellow Slip DecorationVery Rare J. McCULLY / TRENTON, NJ Redware Loaf Dish with Yellow Slip Decoration

Very Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Loaf Dish, Stamped "J. McCULLY," Trenton, NJ origin, circa 1800-1850. L 16 3/4".

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Unusual BUFFALO, NY Stoneware Jug w/ Eight-Line Impressed AdvertisingUnusual BUFFALO, NY Stoneware Jug w/ Eight-Line Impressed Advertising

Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Buffalo, NY Advertising and Cobalt Floral Decoration, Buffalo, NY origin, circa 1840. The eight-line inscription on this jug reads, "COPAL VARNISH NO. 1 / FROM / LUCIUS H. PRATT / GENERAL DEALER.IN / GROCERIES PAINTS.OILS &C / NO 163 OPPOSITE.THE. / COMMERCIAL.BANK / MAIN.STREET.BUFFALO.NY."

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Exceptional Lanier Meaders Stoneware Pottery Devil JugExceptional Lanier Meaders Stoneware Pottery Devil JugExceptional Lanier Meaders Stoneware Pottery Devil JugExceptional Lanier Meaders Stoneware Pottery Devil Jug

Meaders Masterpiece. Exceptional Alkaline-Glazed Devil Face Jug, Signed "Lanier Meaders," Cleveland, GA origin, early fourth quarter 20th century. Desirable form with exceptional modeling and highly unusual incised facial details. Provenance: A recently-surfaced example. H 10".

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Rare Set of Five Lanier Meaders Stoneware Canisters w/ Applied Grapes, Cleveland, GA

Rare Set of Five Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Canisters with Applied Grapes Decoration, Signed "Lanier Meaders," Cleveland, GA, circa 1975. Provenance: A recently-surface set. H (of tallest, including lid) 7 1/4".

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Fine Lanier Meaders (Cleveland, Georgia) Face Jug with Round Head

Selection of Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jugs, Signed "Lanier Meaders," Cleveland, GA origin, circa 1970-1980. Provenance: Recently-surfaced examples. H (of shortest) 9 1/4".

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Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Brown Pottery, Arden, NC, c1930Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Brown Pottery, Arden, NC, c1930Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Brown Pottery, Arden, NC, c1930Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Brown Pottery, Arden, NC, c1930Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Brown Pottery, Arden, NC, c1930

Special Size. Exceptional Small-Sized Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Brown Pottery, Arden, NC, circa 1930. This work is noteworthy in its diminutive size, being the smallest face jug by the Brown family that we have ever offered. While most examples stand six to eight inches in height, this jug measures just 4 7/8" tall. Outside of the Browns' devil forms, we consider it the finest example from the family's Arden operation that we have offered for sale. H 4 7/8".

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Exceptional W. A. MacQuoid / Manhattan Three-Gallon Stoneware Deer Crock

Stoneware Stag. Exceptional Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Large Cobalt Deer Decoration, Stamped "W A MACQUOID & CO. / POTTERY WORKS / LITTLE WST 12TH ST, N.Y." This jar is the finest deer-decorated piece by William Macquoid that we have ever offered, featuring a particularly large subject, executed in unusually bold cobalt.

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Rare att. F.B. Norton (Worcester, MA) Stoneware Bank Inscribed Rare att. F.B. Norton (Worcester, MA) Stoneware Bank Inscribed Rare att. F.B. Norton (Worcester, MA) Stoneware Bank Inscribed Rare att. F.B. Norton (Worcester, MA) Stoneware Bank Inscribed

Norton Family Rarity. Very Rare Stoneware Presentation Bank with Cobalt Foliate Decoration, Inscribed "Addie," attributed to Frank B. Norton, Worcester, MA, circa 1860.

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Very Fine John Bell / Waynesboro, PA Stoneware PitcherVery Fine John Bell / Waynesboro, PA Stoneware PitcherVery Fine John Bell / Waynesboro, PA Stoneware PitcherVery Fine John Bell / Waynesboro, PA Stoneware PitcherVery Fine John Bell / Waynesboro, PA Stoneware Pitcher

Fine One-and-a-Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'," PA origin, circa 1850-1880. This excellent example of a prized Bell stoneware form survives in immaculate condition, exhibits bold color, and features a desirable tulip variant with trumpet-shaped blossoms.

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Exceptional 18th Century Westerwald Stoneware Pitcher w/ Incised Birds and Impressed HorsesExceptional 18th Century Westerwald Stoneware Pitcher w/ Incised Birds and Impressed HorsesExceptional 18th Century Westerwald Stoneware Pitcher w/ Incised Birds and Impressed Horses

Exceptional Stoneware Pitcher with Profuse Incised Bird and Impressed Decorations, Westerwald, Germany, 18th century. Among the finest examples of Westerwald stoneware that we have ever offered.

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4 Gal. B. C. MILBURN / ALEXA. Alexandria, VA Stoneware Jar4 Gal. B. C. MILBURN / ALEXA. Alexandria, VA Stoneware Jar4 Gal. B. C. MILBURN / ALEXA. Alexandria, VA Stoneware Jar4 Gal. B. C. MILBURN / ALEXA. Alexandria, VA Stoneware Jar4 Gal. B. C. MILBURN / ALEXA. Alexandria, VA Stoneware Jar

Heavily-Decorated Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar Stamped "B.C. MILBURN / ALEXA," attributed to James Shinnick at Benedict C. Milburn's Wilkes Street Pottery, Alexandria, D.C., circa 1845

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Rare Rockingham County, Virginia Stoneware Rare Rockingham County, Virginia Stoneware Rare Rockingham County, Virginia Stoneware

Rare Lidded Stoneware Preserve Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed "Pear," attributed to the Coffman Family, Rockingham County, VA, mid 19th century.

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Rare Miniature Redware Pitcher att. Strasburg, VA, circa 1890Rare Miniature Redware Pitcher att. Strasburg, VA, circa 1890Rare Miniature Redware Pitcher att. Strasburg, VA, circa 1890Rare Miniature Redware Pitcher att. Strasburg, VA, circa 1890

Rare Shenandoah Valley Miniature Glazed Redware Pitcher, probably Adam Kern, Winchester, VA or Thurmont, MD, circa 1880-1885, diminutive, ovoid pitcher, the surface dipped in a cream-colored slip, decorated with streaks and flecks of manganese, and covered in a clear lead glaze. This attractively-glazed pitcher shows distinctive Kern-type glazing found on his work partnering with Anthony Bacher in Winchester, VA, as well as pieces he produced in Thurmont, MD.

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Fine 5 Gal. Morgantown, WV Stoneware Jar w/ Exceptional Cobalt DecorationFine 5 Gal. Morgantown, WV Stoneware Jar w/ Exceptional Cobalt Decoration

Fine Five-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Freehand Decoration, attributed to D.G. Thompson, Morgantown, WV, circa 1870. Among the finest-colored examples of Morgantown stoneware that we have offered, featuring classic Thompson Pottery brushwork.

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2 Gal. PALATINE POTTERY CO. / PALATINE, W VA Stoneware Horse Jar2 Gal. PALATINE POTTERY CO. / PALATINE, W VA Stoneware Horse Jar2 Gal. PALATINE POTTERY CO. / PALATINE, W VA Stoneware Horse Jar

Two-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar with Stenciled Horse Decoration, Stenciled "PALATINE POTTERY CO. / PALATINE / W. VA."

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Rare Presque Island Pottery / Erie, PA Stoneware BankRare Presque Island Pottery / Erie, PA Stoneware BankRare Presque Island Pottery / Erie, PA Stoneware BankRare Presque Island Pottery / Erie, PA Stoneware Bank

Extremely Rare Stoneware Presentation Bank, Inscribed "Francis C. Taylor / Erie, Pa / Presque Isle Potery(sic) / J.N. Baxter," George F. Webb and Jay S. Childs, Erie, PA origin, circa 1865-67.

The only reference we have found to the Presque Isle Pottery was the short-lived partnership of Webb & Childs in Erie, PA. (See Schaltenbrand, Big Ware Turners, pg. 122.) As Schaltenbrand notes, no previously-known signed examples from Webb & Childs' shop exist. (Francis C. Taylor was born in Erie on December 19, 1861. Her uncle, Julius N. Baxter, was born circa 1849, meaning that at the beginning of the partnership of Webb and Childs, he was only about 16 years old.) A great new northwestern PA stoneware discovery.

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Very Rare Nestorville, West Virginia Stoneware JarVery Rare Nestorville, West Virginia Stoneware JarVery Rare Nestorville, West Virginia Stoneware Jar

Very Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar, Stenciled "STAR / NESTORVILLE, W.VA." Attesting to its rarity, this jar is the first example of stenciled Nestorville, WV stoneware that we have ever offered.

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Rare One-Gallon Southern Stoneware Jug, Stamped "SILVER KING SALOON," attributed to George Suttles, La Vernia, Texas, late 19th century. Based on an example with a similar typeface in the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, this jug was made at the shop of George Suttles in La Vernia, Texas, just east of San Antonio. Because of this, it was clearly produced for the Silver King Saloon of San Antonio, a place well-known for violence in the stereotypical manner of the Old West. Author Lewis Fisher, in his book, Saving San Antonio, calls it "the doomed Silver King Saloon. J.C. Roberson, bartender or proprietor for ... twenty-six years, pointed out holes made by bullets in the floor and in the transom. 'Sometimes the smoke has been so thick I could not see through it,' he told a reporter." A great piece of Texas history.

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Extremely Rare Henderson / Jersey City, NJ Stoneware PitcherExtremely Rare Henderson / Jersey City, NJ Stoneware PitcherExtremely Rare Henderson / Jersey City, NJ Stoneware PitcherExtremely Rare Henderson / Jersey City, NJ Stoneware PitcherExtremely Rare Henderson / Jersey City, NJ Stoneware Pitcher

Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stamped "Henderson", David and James Henderson, Jersey City, NJ, circa 1829-1833.

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Rare Two-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar with Floral Design and Impressed Rosettes, Stamped "OHIO."

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