STONEWARE AUCTION INFO

Next Auction of American Stoneware & Redware: Summer 2020

Our Spring 2020 auction--originally scheduled as an in-person event at our historic gallery in Sparks, Maryland--was converted into a Remote-Only Internet / Phone / Absentee Auction due to COVID-19. Concluding on May 1, it was a tremendous success, breaking numerous world auction records, including:

$1,386,840 - WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR AN AMERICAN UTILITARIAN POTTERY AUCTION. (Prices include 20% buyer's premium)

$480,000 - WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR NEW YORK STATE STONEWARE.

$216,000 - WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR BOTH SOUTHERN POTTERY AS A WHOLE (American Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware) & WORK BY THE ENSLAVED POTTER, DAVE.

$78,000 - WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A SINGLE-HANDLED JUG BY THE ENSLAVED POTTER, DAVE.

$39,000 - WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR ALEXANDRIA, VA STONEWARE.

$33,600 - WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A NORTH CAROLINA POTTERY PITCHER.

$18,000 - WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR BEAVER, PA STONEWARE.

Like our Spring auction, our Summer 2020 sale was originally planned as an on-site auction at our gallery, to be held in July, as is always the case. However, it has become apparent that this event, too, will not be able to be held in the manner in which it was conceived--at least not in any feasible way. After careful consideration, we are announcing that our Summer auction will again be held in a remote, online format in August, with the dates to be determined soon. A number of outstanding consignments are already in hand and we are currently procuring objects for this auction. For those unable to ship their items, please feel free to contact us to discuss a complimentary, no-contact pick-up of your pottery.

The prices in our latest auction indicate a strength in the market rarely seen before and a keen focus among collectors to aggressively pursue objects that they truly love. We encourage any potential consignors to contact us as soon as possible as space in our Summer auction is limited. Please check our website in the coming weeks as we begin to post highlights. We look forward to another fun and exciting ceramics event in August and to once again bringing you the finest selection of early American pottery available anywhere.

NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS

Please contact us today to discuss selling your pottery in our next auction; for more details on the consignment process, please click here, but we continue to offer some of the lowest rates in the industry and all items receive the benefit of our extensive online following, trusted write-ups and professional photography.

Catalog

Our latest catalog will be released in August 2020. This is presented as both an online version (through which you can bid directly) and a professionally-produced print version. Our print catalog is regarded as one of the best the field has to offer, and is essentially a high-quality reference text on the topic of American stoneware and redware. Well over 100 pages long and chock full of color photos and in-depth information on American stoneware, it will be available at the same time as our online catalog, date to be announced.

As is always the case, we will begin posting select featured photos of lots to be offered in our Summer 2020 auction soon.

How to Bid

Bidding info from our last (Spring 2020) auction is posted here. This will be updated soon to reflect the Summer 2020 sale, but for now, feel free to familiarize yourself with how our remote-only auction works based on the Spring info. (Click here for info.)


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