STONEWARE AUCTION INFO

Next Auction of American Stoneware & Redware: November 20 - December 4, 2020

Our Spring and Summer 2020 auctions were both held as Remote-Only Internet / Phone / Absentee Auctions due to COVID-19, and our Fall 2020 auction will be held in the same manner. Both 2020 auctions so far have been tremendous successes, each realizing sale totals well over $1 Million ($1,386,840 and $1,102,560, respectively) for a total gross thus far of almost $2.5Million. We have broken numerous world auction records this year (and have achieved many other important hammer prices), 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.

$96,000 - WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A SINGLE-HANDLED JUG BY THE ENSLAVED POTTER, DAVE.

$78,000 & $72,000 - TWO OTHER JUGS BY THE ENSLAVED POTTER, DAVE.

$72,000 - ANNA POTTERY TEMPERANCE JUG.

$42,000 - WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR AN AMERICAN STONEWARE URN (FORT EDWARD, NY).

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

$36,000 - SOLOMON BELL / JOHN BELL PRESENTATION STONEWARE JAR.

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

$20,400 - ANNA POTTERY PIG BOTTLE.

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

$12,000 - WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR AN AMERICAN STONEWARE OYSTER JAR (set twice, for two different examples).

(Full Spring Highlights) | (Full Summer Highlights)

The prices in our 2020 auctions 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 Fall 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 November 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 November. 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 Fall 2020 auction soon.

How to Bid

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


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