Summer 2024 Auction Featured Photos

Selected preview photos from our upcoming auction, which begins July 17. The full auction features hundreds of lots of American pottery. We are currently accepting consignments for this extraordinary sale; please contact us today if you would like to avail yourself of this opportunity.

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Remmey Masterwork. Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Double Incised Ship and Cobalt Floral Decorations, Inscribed "John Bradley's Growler," attributed to the Richard C. Remmey Pottery, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875.

While members of the Remmey family potted for over a century in three port cities (New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia), this pitcher is the first stoneware piece with ship decoration known to us that can be firmly attributed to one of their potteries. The decoration, color, and form, clearly indicate it was made at the Richard Clinton Remmey pottery in Philadelphia.

The pitcher's two delicately-incised ships, each replete with numerous sails, portholes, an anchor, a pennant, and an American flag, include the initials of its owner, "J.B.," on the bow. Captain John J. Bradley was a mariner and long-time Delaware River pilot bringing ships into Philadelphia for decades on end. The Remmeys probably knew him personally as they regularly took advantage of Philadelphia's status as a major port city to ship their wares far and wide.

The skill of the incised decoration--a hallmark of the Remmey family since their tenure in 18th century Manhattan--suggests that Richard Remmey himself was the possible decorator. The over-the-top decoration, presentation inscription, and appealing form of this work rank it among the great creations of this dynastic American potting family. H 9 1/4".

Exceedingly Rare and Important Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Exceedingly Rare and Important Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Exceedingly Rare and Important Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Exceedingly Rare and Important Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Exceedingly Rare and Important Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Exceedingly Rare and Important Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Exceedingly Rare and Important Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Exceedingly Rare and Important Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Exceedingly Rare and Important Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Exceedingly Rare and Important Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Exceedingly Rare and Important Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Exceedingly Rare and Important Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Exceedingly Rare and Important Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Exceedingly Rare and Important Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840

Southern Stoneware Masterwork. Exceedingly Rare and Important Heart-Shaped Stoneware Inkstand with Profuse Cobalt Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, probably Perine Pottery, circa 1840.

Featuring one of the most coveted forms in all of American stoneware, this inkstand- equally rare and beautiful- displays striking decoration and color to complement its stylish lines. The form was made famous when an incised and stamp-decorated example, made by Manhattan potter, William Crolius, in 1773, sold for a record price for a piece of American stoneware at Sotheby's in 1991, bringing $148,500. Few American examples of this form are known in either stoneware or redware. A copper-and- manganese-decorated redware example by Moravian potter, John Holland, in the collection of Old Salem Museum and Gardens, is among the great masterworks of American redware.

Decoratively speaking, the inkstand in this auction is second in its medium only to the William Crolius example. It serves as an important Southern counterpart to this iconic New York work, exchanging Crolius's intricate incised and impressed decoration for elaborately brushed and slip-trailed cobalt in the Baltimore tradition. A related circular inkwell, made at the Perine Pottery in Baltimore by potter, Philip Miller, in 1838 resides in the collection of the Maryland Center for History and Culture.

Literature: A heart-shaped inkwell with cobalt border, possibly by Paul Cushman, in the Weitsman collection at the New York State Museum, is illustrated in Paul Cushman, The Work and World of an Early 19th Century Albany Pottery, p. 26. Provenance: Crocker Farm, Inc., March 3, 2012, lot 31. L 5 3/4" ; W 6" ; H 2".

Extremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family InscriptionsExtremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family InscriptionsExtremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family InscriptionsExtremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family InscriptionsExtremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family InscriptionsExtremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family InscriptionsExtremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family InscriptionsExtremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family InscriptionsExtremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family InscriptionsExtremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family InscriptionsExtremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family InscriptionsExtremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family InscriptionsExtremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family InscriptionsExtremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family InscriptionsExtremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family InscriptionsExtremely Rare and Important Greensboro, PA Stoneware Spaniel with Profuse Rumble Family Inscriptions

Western Pennsylvania Masterwork: The Rumble Prohibition Spaniel. Important and Unique Salt-Glazed Stoneware Spaniel on Base with Profuse Albany Slip Decoration, Inscribed "R.H. Rumble / Greensboro / Greene Co., Pa. / anti-Amendment / 185 000," Signed "B.M.R. MR [Maker]," "B.M. Rumble," and "Ben M.R." with Additional Signatures, Dated June 18, 1889, Greensboro, PA origin, 1889.

Made by Greensboro potter Benjamin R. Rumble for his brother, Robert H. Rumble, this extravagantly decorated presentation piece commemorates a vote against an amendment that would bring the prohibition of alcohol to the state of Pennsylvania. Several hand-incised signatures of different Greensboro potters are scrawled on the underside, indicating the Rumble brothers and other pottery workers met at a local pottery to commemorate their votes through the signing of this spaniel along with the inscriptions, "anti-Amendment "and "185 000," the latter noting the rough number of votes that rejected the amendment. The day of the vote, "June 18th 1889," is included as well. The names on the underside are as follows: B. M. Rumble, R. H. Rumble, Dan Rumble, F. Clevenger, Isam Wilson, Wm. Herrington, E. Couch, and F. Neil. We have been able to identify each of these men in the historical record. Particularly poignant is the strong sense of camaraderie in the stoneware shop communicated by this object, perhaps greater than any other known example of American stoneware.

Festooned on its wheel-thrown base with regional swag-and-spot brushwork, the spaniel itself features profuse spotting throughout along with a delicately dotted collar and head. This iconic object combines rarity, high decorative appeal, and regional history with a strong sense of sentimentality to produce one of the most important Western Pennsylvania stoneware pieces to come to auction in years. Provenance: Garth's Auction, 1982. H 9 3/4".

Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed Exceptional John L. Stone Stoneware Temperance Jug with Temperance-Related Poem Inscribed

Sophisticated Snake Jug. Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Temperance Jug with Incised Poem and Original Polychrome-Painted Surface, Inscribed "By J.L. Stone," "First Attempt," and "The Result," John Louis Stone, TX origin, circa 1870s.

This astounding new discovery in American temperance pottery depicts what is believed to be a hand-sculpted self-portrait of its maker, John L. Stone, with mustache and protruding tongue, holding a bottle of liquor. Family photographs of Stone show a remarkable similarity to the drunkard presented on the jug.

The figure rests his feet atop a rattlesnake that forms the jug's handle, in the process of devouring Stone headfirst, while a second snake, coiled around the vessel approaches Stone on the front. A third snake with frog resting its legs atop it adorns the shoulder, while smaller snakes slither out of Stone's boots. The design bears the inscription, "The Result." A second figure on the side of the jug stands atop the snake handle, his upper body trapped inside the jug, inscribed to its left, "First Attempt." A large poem below this figure, inspired in part from the inscription on the Gates of Hell in Dante's Inferno, reads "Abandon hope / all who enter in / for they will not, / come out and live, / a sober man again." An incised signature, "By / John L. Stone," appears within a circle at the base on the reverse.

Based on the style of Stone's associates, the Kirkpatrick brothers of Anna, Illinois, this work features classic Anna traits executed in Stone's distinctive style. Of particular note is the prodigious size of the vessel as well as the larger proportions to the applied figures when compared to Anna examples. The survival of the jug's original painted surface, down to the blue on Stone's eyes, is remarkable. Arguably Stone's most expressive work known. Provenance: Recently surfaced in Texas. H 12".

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Patriotic Platter. Exceedingly Rare and Important Slip-Decorated Redware Loaf Dish, Inscribed "United States," Norwalk, CT origin, circa 1825-1850. Only the second example of Norwalk slipware that we have seen featuring the words, United States, this boldly-inscribed work is among the finest example of regional ware to come to auction in the past decade or more. Its rare inscription, emblematic of the decorator’s love of country, is complemented by thick, broad application of the slip over the dish’s surface. Literature: Illustrated in Miller, "Norwalk (Connecticut) Slip-script Pottery, the Potters, and Related Ware," Ceramics in America 2016, fig. 41. Provenance: Nancy and Gary Stass Collection; acquired by the above from Gary Cole, New York, NY in the 1970s. L 12 1/2".

F. STETZENMEYER & CO. / ROCHESTER, NY Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Rooster and Floral DecorationF. STETZENMEYER & CO. / ROCHESTER, NY Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Rooster and Floral DecorationF. STETZENMEYER & CO. / ROCHESTER, NY Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Rooster and Floral DecorationF. STETZENMEYER & CO. / ROCHESTER, NY Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Rooster and Floral DecorationF. STETZENMEYER & CO. / ROCHESTER, NY Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Rooster and Floral Decoration

Decoration and Maker. Exceedingly Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Rooster and Floral Decoration, Stamped "F. STETZENMEYER. & Co. / ROCHESTER, N.Y.," circa 1855. The only Stetzenmeyer rooster that we have seen, this work features a bold rendering of the bird with elaborate tail and solid-cobalt head, facing an intricately-decorated flower blossom. Among the finest pieces by this esteemed Rochester potter that we have ever offered. H 18".

3 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Brushed Owl Decoration, Ohio Origin3 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Brushed Owl Decoration, Ohio Origin3 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Brushed Owl Decoration, Ohio Origin3 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Brushed Owl Decoration, Ohio Origin3 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Brushed Owl Decoration, Ohio Origin

Folk Art Figural. Outstanding Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Large Cobalt Owl Decoration, OH origin, circa 1860. The bird's imposing size and stylized features including a human-like face create a powerful folk aesthetic. Provenance: Ex-Clark Garrett Collection. H 14".

Exceptional Green-Glazed Moravian Redware Owl BottleExceptional Green-Glazed Moravian Redware Owl BottleExceptional Green-Glazed Moravian Redware Owl BottleExceptional Green-Glazed Moravian Redware Owl BottleExceptional Green-Glazed Moravian Redware Owl BottleExceptional Green-Glazed Moravian Redware Owl BottleExceptional Green-Glazed Moravian Redware Owl BottleExceptional Green-Glazed Moravian Redware Owl BottleExceptional Green-Glazed Moravian Redware Owl BottleExceptional Green-Glazed Moravian Redware Owl Bottle

Extremely Rare Moravian Copper-Glazed Redware Owl Bottle, Salem, NC origin, circa 1804-1820. H 5 1/2".

20 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Floral Decoration20 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Floral Decoration20 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Floral Decoration20 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Floral Decoration

Outstanding Twenty-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Profuse Freehand Cobalt Decoration, Greensboro, PA origin, circa 1870. Provenance: From a recently-surfaced Illinois collection. H 25 1/4".

Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry RemmeyStoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry RemmeyStoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry RemmeyStoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry RemmeyStoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry RemmeyStoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry RemmeyStoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry RemmeyStoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry RemmeyStoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry RemmeyStoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry RemmeyStoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry RemmeyStoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry RemmeyStoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry RemmeyStoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry Remmey

Remmey Refinement. Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Incised Bird on Flowering Branch Decoration, attributed to Henry Remmey, Jr., Baltimore, MD, circa 1827.

Exquisite in both decoration and form, this pitcher is the first Remmey example that we have seen potted with a short, broad body type, possibly made for use on a ship. Its deft incising, which includes unusual foliate decoration at the base of the handle, illustrates the quality of craftmanship this family has become known for. Provenance: Recently surfaced in New England. H 11 1/2".

Very Fine E. White / 1846 Tea Canister with Bottom InscriptionVery Fine E. White / 1846 Tea Canister with Bottom InscriptionVery Fine E. White / 1846 Tea Canister with Bottom InscriptionVery Fine E. White / 1846 Tea Canister with Bottom InscriptionVery Fine E. White / 1846 Tea Canister with Bottom InscriptionVery Fine E. White / 1846 Tea Canister with Bottom InscriptionVery Fine E. White / 1846 Tea Canister with Bottom InscriptionVery Fine E. White / 1846 Tea Canister with Bottom InscriptionVery Fine E. White / 1846 Tea Canister with Bottom InscriptionVery Fine E. White / 1846 Tea Canister with Bottom Inscription

Poem Tea Canister. Fine and Very Rare Glazed Redware Tea Canister with Elaborate Manganese Slip Floral Decoration, Inscribed "Tea Canister / Made by E White / January 1st 1846 / Of all the things / that I did see / This is the best / to hold the tea," Ezra White, Mercer, Mercer County, PA, 1846.

The extravagant decoration and wonderful incised inscription on this work define it is a highly important example of this prized American redware form. A closely-related tea canister by White was sold at Sotheby's, Visual Grace: Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O. Esmerian, January, 25, 2014, lot 512. A second example was sold at Crocker Farm, March 23, 2019, lot 174, and a pair, dated 1848, reside in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg. Provenance: Recently discovered in the Western U.S. H 8".

Very Elaborate 4 Gal. Fort Edward, NY Stoneware Jug w/ Bird-on-Stump DecorationVery Elaborate 4 Gal. Fort Edward, NY Stoneware Jug w/ Bird-on-Stump DecorationVery Elaborate 4 Gal. Fort Edward, NY Stoneware Jug w/ Bird-on-Stump DecorationVery Elaborate 4 Gal. Fort Edward, NY Stoneware Jug w/ Bird-on-Stump DecorationVery Elaborate 4 Gal. Fort Edward, NY Stoneware Jug w/ Bird-on-Stump Decoration

Outstanding Four-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Pheasant-with-Banner Decoration, Inscribed "E.D.P. +. Co.," Fort Edward, NY origin, circa 1875. Provenance: Crocker Farm, Inc., July 22, 2017, lot 245. H 18".

Very Rare and Important Early Thomas W. Commeraw Stoneware Jug: Very Rare and Important Early Thomas W. Commeraw Stoneware Jug: Very Rare and Important Early Thomas W. Commeraw Stoneware Jug: Very Rare and Important Early Thomas W. Commeraw Stoneware Jug: Very Rare and Important Early Thomas W. Commeraw Stoneware Jug:

Coerlears Hook. Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Drape-and-Tassel Motif, Stamped "N. YORK / COERLEARS HOOK," Thomas W. Commeraw, Corlears Hook, Manhattan, NY, early 19th century. Featuring the most elaborate stamped decoration of any piece bearing this early-period Commeraw mark, this work is noteworthy for its Federal motifs encompassing the impressed words. Related, later Commeraw jugs bearing drape-and-tassel designs around the maker's mark exhibit the same, exceptionally bulbous form, indicating the potter planned these special decorations before the jugs were even thrown. Exhibited: Crafting Freedom, Fenimore Art Museum, June 24- September 24, 2023. H 14".

Outstanding LIBERTY FOREV / WARNE & LETTs 1807 / S. AMBOY. N. JERSY Stoneware JarOutstanding LIBERTY FOREV / WARNE & LETTs 1807 / S. AMBOY. N. JERSY Stoneware JarOutstanding LIBERTY FOREV / WARNE & LETTs 1807 / S. AMBOY. N. JERSY Stoneware JarOutstanding LIBERTY FOREV / WARNE & LETTs 1807 / S. AMBOY. N. JERSY Stoneware JarOutstanding LIBERTY FOREV / WARNE & LETTs 1807 / S. AMBOY. N. JERSY Stoneware JarOutstanding LIBERTY FOREV / WARNE & LETTs 1807 / S. AMBOY. N. JERSY Stoneware Jar

Georgeanna Greer's Liberty Forever Jar. Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed Drape Decoration, Stamped "LIBERTY FOREV / WARNE & LETTs 1807," South Amboy, NJ origin, 1807. This example features unusually delicate, open loop handles. Provenance: Ex-Georgeanna H. Greer Collection; Harmer Rooke Galleries Auction of the Georgeanna H. Greer Collection, November 18, 1992, illustrated on cover of auction catalog; Ex-W. Oakley Raymond Collection (includes Raymond collection stickers on underside). H 9 1/4".

Extremely Rare Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, Stamped Extremely Rare Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, Stamped Extremely Rare Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, Stamped Extremely Rare Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, Stamped Extremely Rare Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, Stamped Extremely Rare Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, Stamped Extremely Rare Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, Stamped Extremely Rare Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, Stamped

Extremely Rare Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, Stamped "J. BOYNTON," Jonah Boynton, Albany, NY, circa 1816-1818. H 14".

Important and Unique Thirty-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Cooler with Stenciled Heron-and-Fern Motifs, Inscribed Important and Unique Thirty-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Cooler with Stenciled Heron-and-Fern Motifs, Inscribed Important and Unique Thirty-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Cooler with Stenciled Heron-and-Fern Motifs, Inscribed Important and Unique Thirty-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Cooler with Stenciled Heron-and-Fern Motifs, Inscribed Important and Unique Thirty-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Cooler with Stenciled Heron-and-Fern Motifs, Inscribed Important and Unique Thirty-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Cooler with Stenciled Heron-and-Fern Motifs, Inscribed Important and Unique Thirty-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Cooler with Stenciled Heron-and-Fern Motifs, Inscribed Important and Unique Thirty-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Cooler with Stenciled Heron-and-Fern Motifs, Inscribed Important and Unique Thirty-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Cooler with Stenciled Heron-and-Fern Motifs, Inscribed Important and Unique Thirty-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Cooler with Stenciled Heron-and-Fern Motifs, Inscribed Important and Unique Thirty-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Cooler with Stenciled Heron-and-Fern Motifs, Inscribed Important and Unique Thirty-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Cooler with Stenciled Heron-and-Fern Motifs, Inscribed

Important and Unique Thirty-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Cooler with Stenciled Heron-and-Fern Motifs, Inscribed "MARY H. WAGNER / 1878", Western PA origin, 1878. Among the largest examples of 19th century cobalt-decorated stoneware in existence, this cooler must be seen in person to be truly appreciated. Its origin, form, and sophisticated decorative treatment combine with this monstrous size to create a visually stunning work of ceramic art. Provenance: Crocker Farm, Inc., July 20, 2019, lot 170. H 33 1/2".

6 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Jug Cooler with Man Smoking Pipe Dated 6 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Jug Cooler with Man Smoking Pipe Dated 6 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Jug Cooler with Man Smoking Pipe Dated 6 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Jug Cooler with Man Smoking Pipe Dated 6 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Jug Cooler with Man Smoking Pipe Dated 6 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Jug Cooler with Man Smoking Pipe Dated 6 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Jug Cooler with Man Smoking Pipe Dated 6 Gal. Western PA Stoneware Jug Cooler with Man Smoking Pipe Dated

Decoration and Form. Outstanding Six-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Cobalt Man Smoking Pipe and Flowering Urn Decorations, Dated 1878, Western PA origin, 1878. Provenance: From a recently-surfaced Illinois collection. H 20".

Exceedingly Rare Stoneware Porch Vase with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Exceedingly Rare Stoneware Porch Vase with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Exceedingly Rare Stoneware Porch Vase with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Exceedingly Rare Stoneware Porch Vase with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Exceedingly Rare Stoneware Porch Vase with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped

Exceedingly Rare Stoneware Porch Vase with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "D Ack / Mooresburg PA," circa 1875. Imposing in its size and exceptionally rare in form, this work ranks among the finest examples of Ack family stoneware known. Of particular note is the remarkable state of preservation of a piece made for outdoor use. H 15 1/2" ; Diam. (at base) 8 7/8".

4 Gal. SAM L. I. IRVINE / NEWVILLE, PA Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Slip-Trailed Birds on Front and Reverse4 Gal. SAM L. I. IRVINE / NEWVILLE, PA Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Slip-Trailed Birds on Front and Reverse4 Gal. SAM L. I. IRVINE / NEWVILLE, PA Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Slip-Trailed Birds on Front and Reverse4 Gal. SAM L. I. IRVINE / NEWVILLE, PA Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Slip-Trailed Birds on Front and Reverse

Rare Bird. Possibly Unique Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Two-Sided Cobalt Bird Decoration, Stamped "SAM.L I. IRVINE / NEWVILLE, PA," circa 1865. This jar and a crock featuring a goat's head in the collection of Winterthur are the only two figural-decorated examples of Irvine stoneware that we are aware of. Provenance: From a recently-surfaced Illinois collection. H 11 3/8".

Possibly Unique Copper-Glazed Redware Mug with Diana Motif, Stamped Possibly Unique Copper-Glazed Redware Mug with Diana Motif, Stamped Possibly Unique Copper-Glazed Redware Mug with Diana Motif, Stamped Possibly Unique Copper-Glazed Redware Mug with Diana Motif, Stamped Possibly Unique Copper-Glazed Redware Mug with Diana Motif, Stamped Possibly Unique Copper-Glazed Redware Mug with Diana Motif, Stamped Possibly Unique Copper-Glazed Redware Mug with Diana Motif, Stamped Possibly Unique Copper-Glazed Redware Mug with Diana Motif, Stamped Possibly Unique Copper-Glazed Redware Mug with Diana Motif, Stamped

Possibly Unique Copper-Glazed Redware Mug with Diana Motif, Stamped "J. BELL," Waynesboro, PA origin, circa 1840. Featuring exceptional color and a molded motif unknown to us outside of this piece, this lot is among the finest John Bell mugs that we have ever offered. H 3 1/2" ; Diam. (at base) 3 7/8".

Exceptional Diminutive Redware Jar with Sponged Copper and Manganese Decoration, Stamped Exceptional Diminutive Redware Jar with Sponged Copper and Manganese Decoration, Stamped Exceptional Diminutive Redware Jar with Sponged Copper and Manganese Decoration, Stamped Exceptional Diminutive Redware Jar with Sponged Copper and Manganese Decoration, Stamped Exceptional Diminutive Redware Jar with Sponged Copper and Manganese Decoration, Stamped Exceptional Diminutive Redware Jar with Sponged Copper and Manganese Decoration, Stamped Exceptional Diminutive Redware Jar with Sponged Copper and Manganese Decoration, Stamped Exceptional Diminutive Redware Jar with Sponged Copper and Manganese Decoration, Stamped Exceptional Diminutive Redware Jar with Sponged Copper and Manganese Decoration, Stamped

Bell Beauty. Exceptional Diminutive Redware Jar with Sponged Copper and Manganese Decoration, Stamped "J. BELL", John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, circa 1840. Featuring an exceptional size and over-the-top glaze scheme, this example is among the finest John Bell pottery jars that we have ever offered. Provenance: A prominent Mid-Atlantic collection; Crocker Farm, Inc., July 20, 2019, lot 413. H 4 1/4".

Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Teapot, Stamped Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Teapot, Stamped Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Teapot, Stamped Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Teapot, Stamped Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Teapot, Stamped Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Teapot, Stamped

Exceptional Form. Extremely Rare Glazed Redware Teapot, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'," PA origin, circa 1850-1880. Attesting to the rarity of this form, this lot is the first John Bell teapot that we have ever offered among the hundreds of signed examples of his work that we have sold over the last twenty years. Of significance is the extraordinary condition of this work, down to the survival of its original lid and the delicate applied tab that holds it in place, indicating it was sparingly, if ever, used. H (including lid) 6".

Rare and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Rare and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Rare and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Rare and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Rare and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Rare and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Rare and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Rare and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped Rare and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped

Rare and Fine One-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'.," PA origin, circa 1850-1880. This example's profuse tulip decoration canvasing the sides in unusual for this prized maker. H 10 1/2".

Rare Glazed Pottery Pitcher with Relief Cherub Motif, Stamped Rare Glazed Pottery Pitcher with Relief Cherub Motif, Stamped Rare Glazed Pottery Pitcher with Relief Cherub Motif, Stamped Rare Glazed Pottery Pitcher with Relief Cherub Motif, Stamped Rare Glazed Pottery Pitcher with Relief Cherub Motif, Stamped Rare Glazed Pottery Pitcher with Relief Cherub Motif, Stamped

Rare Celadon-Glazed Pitcher with Relief Cherub Pattern, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'" Waynesboro, PA, circa 1850-1880. H 9 3/8".

Exceptional New York State Stoneware Spaniel BankExceptional New York State Stoneware Spaniel BankExceptional New York State Stoneware Spaniel BankExceptional New York State Stoneware Spaniel BankExceptional New York State Stoneware Spaniel BankExceptional New York State Stoneware Spaniel BankExceptional New York State Stoneware Spaniel BankExceptional New York State Stoneware Spaniel Bank

Exceptional Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Spaniel Bank, New York State origin, circa 1860. Provenance: Ex-Collection Bill Bertoia. H 9 3/8".

Midwestern Stoneware Spaniel on Cobalt Base, Anna Pottery / Texarkana Pottery SchoolMidwestern Stoneware Spaniel on Cobalt Base, Anna Pottery / Texarkana Pottery SchoolMidwestern Stoneware Spaniel on Cobalt Base, Anna Pottery / Texarkana Pottery SchoolMidwestern Stoneware Spaniel on Cobalt Base, Anna Pottery / Texarkana Pottery SchoolMidwestern Stoneware Spaniel on Cobalt Base, Anna Pottery / Texarkana Pottery SchoolMidwestern Stoneware Spaniel on Cobalt Base, Anna Pottery / Texarkana Pottery SchoolMidwestern Stoneware Spaniel on Cobalt Base, Anna Pottery / Texarkana Pottery SchoolMidwestern Stoneware Spaniel on Cobalt Base, Anna Pottery / Texarkana Pottery School

Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Spaniel with Manganese and Cobalt Decoration, probably Anna Pottery, Anna, IL, circa 1880-1890. Provenance: Crocker Farm, Inc., July 18 2015, lot 116. H 13 3/4".

Very Rare Anna Pottery / 1881 Stoneware Frog InkwellVery Rare Anna Pottery / 1881 Stoneware Frog InkwellVery Rare Anna Pottery / 1881 Stoneware Frog InkwellVery Rare Anna Pottery / 1881 Stoneware Frog InkwellVery Rare Anna Pottery / 1881 Stoneware Frog InkwellVery Rare Anna Pottery / 1881 Stoneware Frog InkwellVery Rare Anna Pottery / 1881 Stoneware Frog InkwellVery Rare Anna Pottery / 1881 Stoneware Frog Inkwell

Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Frog on Clamshell Inkwell, Signed "Anna Pottery / 1881," Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, 1881. L 3 1/2" ; H 3 1/8".

Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Log Cabin with Raccoon, Inscribed Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Log Cabin with Raccoon, Inscribed Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Log Cabin with Raccoon, Inscribed Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Log Cabin with Raccoon, Inscribed Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Log Cabin with Raccoon, Inscribed Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Log Cabin with Raccoon, Inscribed Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Log Cabin with Raccoon, Inscribed Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Log Cabin with Raccoon, Inscribed Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Log Cabin with Raccoon, Inscribed Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Log Cabin with Raccoon, Inscribed Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Log Cabin with Raccoon, Inscribed Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Log Cabin with Raccoon, Inscribed

Extremely Rare Slip-Decorated Redware Log Cabin with Raccoon, Inscribed "WHC / 1840," attributed to Thomas Haig, Jr., Philadelphia, PA, 1840. A distinctive Philadelphia form, this example is noteworthy for its condition as the majority known have moderate to significant damage. L 4 1/8" ; W 3 1/8"; H 4 1/2".

Fine Moravian Redware Chicken Caster, Salem, North Carolina, early 19th centuryFine Moravian Redware Chicken Caster, Salem, North Carolina, early 19th centuryFine Moravian Redware Chicken Caster, Salem, North Carolina, early 19th centuryFine Moravian Redware Chicken Caster, Salem, North Carolina, early 19th centuryFine Moravian Redware Chicken Caster, Salem, North Carolina, early 19th centuryFine Moravian Redware Chicken Caster, Salem, North Carolina, early 19th centuryFine Moravian Redware Chicken Caster, Salem, North Carolina, early 19th centuryFine Moravian Redware Chicken Caster, Salem, North Carolina, early 19th centuryFine Moravian Redware Chicken Caster, Salem, North Carolina, early 19th century

Rare and Fine Moravian Copper-Glazed Redware Chicken Caster, Salem, NC origin, circa 1810-1830. Provenance: Recently discovered in North Carolina. This recently-discovered example is noteworthy for its rare two-toned scheme and strong condition for a form that is often found damaged. L 4 1/8" ; H 3 3/8".

Rare and Fine Moravian Manganese-Glazed Redware Fish Bottle, Salem, NC origin, circa 1801-1829.Rare and Fine Moravian Manganese-Glazed Redware Fish Bottle, Salem, NC origin, circa 1801-1829.

Rare and Fine Moravian Manganese-Glazed Redware Fish Bottle, Salem, NC origin, circa 1801-1829. Provenance: Crocker Farm, Inc., November 10, 2023, lot 27. L 5 1/4".

Rare and Fine Large-Sized Redware Bowl with Two-Color Slip Decoration, Hagerstown, MD origin, early 19th century.Rare and Fine Large-Sized Redware Bowl with Two-Color Slip Decoration, Hagerstown, MD origin, early 19th century.

Rare and Fine Large-Sized Redware Bowl with Two-Color Slip Decoration, Hagerstown, MD origin, early 19th century. Provenance: Originally found in Sharpsburg, MD. Diam. 15 1/2" ; H 4 1/2".

Stoneware Flowerpot w/ Incised Bird DecorationStoneware Flowerpot w/ Incised Bird Decoration

Decoration and Form. Extremely Rare Stoneware Flowerpot with Incised Bird Decoration, attributed to Lyman & Clark, Gardiner, ME, circa 1837-1841. The only Lyman & Clark flowerpot that we have seen, this work features both ochre and cobalt slip decoration, each frequently found individually on this pottery's products. Its incised bird motif is closely related to designs found on a signed fifteen-gallon water cooler sold in Crocker Farm's August 4, 2022 auction, lot 204. H 8 3/4" ; Diam. 10 1/4".

Fine Stoneware Harvest Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, OH origin, circa 1870.Fine Stoneware Harvest Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, OH origin, circa 1870.Fine Stoneware Harvest Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, OH origin, circa 1870.Fine Stoneware Harvest Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, OH origin, circa 1870.Fine Stoneware Harvest Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, OH origin, circa 1870.Fine Stoneware Harvest Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, OH origin, circa 1870.Fine Stoneware Harvest Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, OH origin, circa 1870.Fine Stoneware Harvest Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, OH origin, circa 1870.Fine Stoneware Harvest Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, OH origin, circa 1870.

Fine Stoneware Harvest Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Decoration, OH origin, circa 1870. Provenance: Originally purchased in the 1970s at an auction in the Meadows of the Dan area of Virginia; Leland Little Auctions, Sept. 18, 2010, lot 311; Ex- H. Marshall Goodman Collection; The Important Collection of H. Marshall Goodman Jr., Richmond, VA, Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, Mt. Crawford, VA, September 23, 2023, lot 1056. H 13 1/2".

Rare 4 Gal. Stoneware Churn with Double Leaf Decoration att. Red Wing Stoneware Co., Red Wing, MNRare 4 Gal. Stoneware Churn with Double Leaf Decoration att. Red Wing Stoneware Co., Red Wing, MNRare 4 Gal. Stoneware Churn with Double Leaf Decoration att. Red Wing Stoneware Co., Red Wing, MN

Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Double Leaf Decoration, attributed to Red Wing Stoneware Co., Red Wing, MN, circa 1880. H 15 3/4".

Lanier Meaders Double Rock-Tooth Face Jug (used as centerpiece at George H. W. Bush campaign stop)Lanier Meaders Double Rock-Tooth Face Jug (used as centerpiece at George H. W. Bush campaign stop)Lanier Meaders Double Rock-Tooth Face Jug (used as centerpiece at George H. W. Bush campaign stop)Lanier Meaders Double Rock-Tooth Face Jug (used as centerpiece at George H. W. Bush campaign stop)Lanier Meaders Double Rock-Tooth Face Jug (used as centerpiece at George H. W. Bush campaign stop)Lanier Meaders Double Rock-Tooth Face Jug (used as centerpiece at George H. W. Bush campaign stop)Lanier Meaders Double Rock-Tooth Face Jug (used as centerpiece at George H. W. Bush campaign stop)

Important Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Double Face Jug with U.S. Presidential Provenance, Signed "Lanier Meaders," Cleveland, GA, circa 1975.

Referred to as Janus jugs, or "politician jugs" after the Watergate Hearings, this form is discussed in Dr. John Burrison's Brothers in Clay, with the following: "Having two handles and a bit larger than his standard model, these became a popular item, but they involved too much work and eventually Lanier resolved to never produce another" (Burrison, p. 270). This particular jug was displayed in 1980 at a dinner hosted by Atlanta philanthropists, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Cousins, for the U.S. Presidential campaign of George H.W. Bush. At this event, face jugs were the centerpiece of each table throughout their backyard, with each vessel holding a candle.

Provenance: Carl and Marian Mullis Collection; purchased from The Levison & Cullen Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2012; Displayed at George H.W. Bush Presidential Campaign Dinner, 1980; Purchased directly from Lanier Meaders at his pottery in Cleveland, Georgia, circa 1975. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 9".

John Meaders Double Face Jug Inscribed John Meaders Double Face Jug Inscribed John Meaders Double Face Jug Inscribed John Meaders Double Face Jug Inscribed John Meaders Double Face Jug Inscribed John Meaders Double Face Jug Inscribed John Meaders Double Face Jug Inscribed John Meaders Double Face Jug Inscribed John Meaders Double Face Jug Inscribed

John's Last Pot. Unique and Important Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Double Face Devil Face, Inscribed "JOHN'S / LAST POT," Signed "JOHN MEADERS / #16 / 1/2," Cleveland, GA origin, 1998.

Relatively few John Meaders face jugs are known. According to Meaders's wife, Mildred Meaders, John Meaders only produced seventy-three single face jugs and thirty-one single face devil jugs. Of extreme rarity are his double face devil jugs, which, Mildred stated, he only produced eighteen examples of. Two of these were stolen from Mildred and their whereabouts are unknown, while a number of others from this group are owned by family members, making those that have been available for sale extremely low. This example ranks among John Meaders's greatest works known, its significance created from its extraordinary form and the inscription at the base identifying it as the last vessel this dynastic Southern potter ever made. Provenance: Carl and Marian Mullis Collection; purchased from William P. House, June 9, 2010. H 10".

Arie Meaders Unglazed Face Jug with Arie Meaders Unglazed Face Jug with Arie Meaders Unglazed Face Jug with Arie Meaders Unglazed Face Jug with

Extremely Rare Stoneware Face Jug, attributed to Arie Meaders, Cleveland, GA, circa 1956-1967. This lot is reportedly Arie Meader's first surviving face jug, its smaller size and piercings in the underside helping to ensure it would not crack during the firing. Provenance: Carl and Marian Mullis Collection; purchased from Stan Clark, August, 5, 2013; previously purchased from Arie Meaders by a close friend following the death of Meaders's husband, Cheever, in 1967. H 5 1/4".

5 Gal. Burlon Craig Face Jug with Rare Double Row of Teeth, ex. Bishop/Johnson Collection5 Gal. Burlon Craig Face Jug with Rare Double Row of Teeth, ex. Bishop/Johnson Collection5 Gal. Burlon Craig Face Jug with Rare Double Row of Teeth, ex. Bishop/Johnson Collection5 Gal. Burlon Craig Face Jug with Rare Double Row of Teeth, ex. Bishop/Johnson Collection5 Gal. Burlon Craig Face Jug with Rare Double Row of Teeth, ex. Bishop/Johnson Collection5 Gal. Burlon Craig Face Jug with Rare Double Row of Teeth, ex. Bishop/Johnson Collection

Very Rare Large-Sized Early-Period Stoneware Face Jug with Alkaline Glaze, Stamped "B.B CRAIG / VALE, N.C.," early fourth quarter 20th century. Among the finest Craig face vessels that we have offered, this work is an earlier example indicated by its very rare double-row of china teeth. Provenance: Carl and Marian Mullis Collection; purchased from Slotin Auction, April 26, 2014, lot 49; Ex-Collection of Robert Bishop, former director of the Museum of American Folk Art, and Jay Johnson, author of and dealer in American folk art. H 18 3/4".

Extremely Rare 3 Gal. F. B. NORTON & CO. / WORCESTER, MASS. Stoneware Crock with Elaborate Deer Decoration

Worcester Masterwork. Possibly Unique Three-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Standing Deer Decoration, Stamped "F.B. NORTON & CO. / WORCESTER, MASS.," circa 1858-1877. The only deer-decorated work from this pottery that we are aware of, this piece features a large rendering of the animal in desirable turned-head, standing stance, featuring excellent color. H 10 7/8".

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Very Rare Four-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Epigraph Crock, Inscribed "SALLY / COME /BACK," Stamped "BROWN BROTHER , / HUNTINGTON / L.I.," NY State origin, circa 1870-1885. H 10 7/8".

Extremely Rare 2 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Horse Decoration and New York City DRUGGIST AdvertisingExtremely Rare 2 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Horse Decoration and New York City DRUGGIST AdvertisingExtremely Rare 2 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Horse Decoration and New York City DRUGGIST AdvertisingExtremely Rare 2 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Horse Decoration and New York City DRUGGIST Advertising

Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Horse Decoration and New York City Druggist's Advertising, Stamped "S. BOWNE DRUGGIST N.Y.," NY City or State origin, circa 1840. Provenance: Acquired by the consignors' father in the 1960s. H 13 3/4".

Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Face Bottle, Incised Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Face Bottle, Incised Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Face Bottle, Incised Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Face Bottle, Incised Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Face Bottle, Incised Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Face Bottle, Incised

Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Face Bottle, Incised "Try Me," TN origin, late 19th century. Provenance: Ex-David Good Collection. H 8 1/2".

Exceptional Small-Sized Western PA Stoneware Canning Jar with Stripe and Dot DecorationExceptional Small-Sized Western PA Stoneware Canning Jar with Stripe and Dot DecorationExceptional Small-Sized Western PA Stoneware Canning Jar with Stripe and Dot Decoration

Exceptional Stoneware Canning Jar with Cobalt Stripe and Spot Decoration, Greensboro or New Geneva, PA origin, circa 1875. H 6 5/8".

16 Gal. JAS. HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Jar with Stenciled Eagle Decoration16 Gal. JAS. HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Jar with Stenciled Eagle Decoration16 Gal. JAS. HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Jar with Stenciled Eagle Decoration16 Gal. JAS. HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO, PA Stoneware Jar with Stenciled Eagle Decoration

Fine Sixteen-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar with Stenciled Eagle Motif, Stenciled "EAGLE POTTERY" and "JAS. HAMILTON & CO. / GREENSBORO / PA.," circa 1870. Provenance: From a recently-surfaced Illinois collection. H 23 1/2".

One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stenciled One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stenciled One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stenciled

One-Gallon Cobalt-Stenciled Stoneware Pitcher, Stenciled "A.P. Donaghho / Parkersburg, W.Va.," circa 1880. H 10 3/4".

Important LYDIA FERREN, Charlestown, MA c1810 Stoneware Cream PitcherImportant LYDIA FERREN, Charlestown, MA c1810 Stoneware Cream PitcherImportant LYDIA FERREN, Charlestown, MA c1810 Stoneware Cream PitcherImportant LYDIA FERREN, Charlestown, MA c1810 Stoneware Cream PitcherImportant LYDIA FERREN, Charlestown, MA c1810 Stoneware Cream PitcherImportant LYDIA FERREN, Charlestown, MA c1810 Stoneware Cream PitcherImportant LYDIA FERREN, Charlestown, MA c1810 Stoneware Cream Pitcher

Important and Possibly Unique Miniature Stoneware Presentation Pitcher, Impressed "LYDIA FERREN," attributed to Frederick Carpenter, Charlestown, MA, early 19th century. This pitcher is the first American stoneware example of this form that we have seen with a handle placed on the vessel's side as opposed to its reverse. Its diminutive size and presentation inscription are rarely seen in Carpenter's work. Census research indicates this pitcher was most likely made for Lydia Raymond Ferrin (1789 - 1890), wife of Samuel Ferrin, a well-known brick maker in Charlestown. Provenance: Crocker Farm, Inc., October 17, 2015, lot 2. H 4 1/4".

Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Eagle, Fish, and Bird Decorations, Northeastern U.S. origin, circa 1825.Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Eagle, Fish, and Bird Decorations, Northeastern U.S. origin, circa 1825.

Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Eagle, Fish, and Bird Decorations, Northeastern U.S. origin, circa 1825. H 13 3/4”.

Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Cherries Decoration, Stamped Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Cherries Decoration, Stamped Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Cherries Decoration, Stamped

Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Cherries Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG," PA origin, circa 1870. H 11".

Extremely Rare S. HOLMES / GEORGETOWN, D. C. 4 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Floral DecorationExtremely Rare S. HOLMES / GEORGETOWN, D. C. 4 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Floral DecorationExtremely Rare S. HOLMES / GEORGETOWN, D. C. 4 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Floral DecorationExtremely Rare S. HOLMES / GEORGETOWN, D. C. 4 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Floral DecorationExtremely Rare S. HOLMES / GEORGETOWN, D. C. 4 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Floral DecorationExtremely Rare S. HOLMES / GEORGETOWN, D. C. 4 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Floral DecorationExtremely Rare S. HOLMES / GEORGETOWN, D. C. 4 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Floral DecorationExtremely Rare S. HOLMES / GEORGETOWN, D. C. 4 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Floral Decoration

D.C. Discovery. Exceedingly Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "S HOLMES Georgetown / D.C.," circa 1820. Only the second signed example of Samuel Holmes stoneware to come to light, the first being a pitcher sold in Crocker Farm's August 4, 2023 auction, lot 38. This jar reveals that Holmes's maker's mark included an "S" abbreviating Samuel. Provenance: Recently surfaced in Virginia. H 14 1/4".

Extremely Rare 4 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Floral Decoration, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Extremely Rare 4 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Floral Decoration, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Extremely Rare 4 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Floral Decoration, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Extremely Rare 4 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Floral Decoration, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840Extremely Rare 4 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Floral Decoration, Baltimore, MD, circa 1840

Exceptional Size. Extremely Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Clover Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1840. One of only a small number of 19th century American stoneware pitchers known of this capacity. H 15 1/2".

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