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Alamance County, NC Redware Pottery Pitcher, late 18th century

Mark displays an extremely rare example of early redware made in Alamance County, North Carolina--one of the finest we have ever offered. Made by the Loy or Albright family of potters, it will be sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

Spring 2020 Stoneware & Redware Auction, Gallery Walk

Mark takes us through the gallery to show off and discuss many of the lots being offered in our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware. A remote-only Internet / Phone / Absentee Auction running from April 6 to May 1, you can bid now via our website!

The Broadway Water Cooler: 1846 New York Stoneware Masterpiece

Luke discusses the newly-surfaced Broadway Water Cooler, detailing its importance and extreme level of craftsmanship. Made in 1846 by William H. Farrar of Geddes (now Syracuse), New York, this is the finest example of American stoneware to be sold at auction since the 1970's. It will be sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware.

Important Stoneware Jar by the Enslaved Potter, Dave (Edgefield, SC), 1857

Mark displays an important example of the work of renowned enslaved potter David Drake of Edgefield District, South Carolina--commonly called "Dave the Potter" or "Dave the Slave." Inscribed with Dave's name, his owner's initials and the date December 17, 1857, this large jar will be sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

Important John Swann, Alexandria, VA Stoneware Sailing Ship Jar, circa 1820

Mark displays the greatest example of stoneware known by the Alexandria, Virginia, master potter, John Swann. Bearing an extremely fine incised ship design and the very rare maker's mark "J. SWANN / ALEXA," this important new discovery in northern Virginia / District of Columbia ceramics is being sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

Edgefield, South Carolina Pottery Face Jug, circa 1865-75 (Miles Mill)

Mark discusses the important Miles Mill stoneware face jug being sold in our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

Anna Pottery Shoo Fly Jug, Kirkpatrick Bros (Anna, Illinois) 1884

Mark discusses a great new discovery, created by the renowned Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick in 1884 at their Anna Pottery in Anna, Illinois. A particularly fine flask version of their well-known Shoo Fly jugs, it will be sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

Exceptional Stoneware Jug made by the Enslaved Potter, Dave

Mark displays a particularly beautiful example of pottery by the enslaved African-American potter of Edgefield District, South Carolina, Dave. Commonly referred to as "Dave the Potter" or "Dave the Slave," David Drake is the most well-known African-American potter of the nineteenth century. This jug dated June 10, 1853 is part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

James Hamilton, Beaver, Pennsylvania, Stoneware Water Cooler

Mark displays a great new discovery in southwestern Pennsylvania stoneware: a pedestal-base water cooler bearing a bold fuschia design and stamped with the maker's mark, "J. HAMILTON / BEAVER." Made circa 1850, rarely-seen coolers of this form were prone to significant damage, making this one (which survives in excellent condition) a particularly desirable example. It will be sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

Profusely-Decorated White & Wood (Binghamton, NY) Stoneware Churn, circa 1885

Brandt displays an extremely visually-appealing, large stoneware churn made by White & Wood in Binghamton, New York. It will be sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

Greensboro, PA Stoneware Ten-Gallon Stoneware Jar, Inscribed Day & Ross

Brandt displays a very fine example of southwestern Pennsylvania stoneware, made circa 1865 by prolific Greensboro potter, James Hamilton, for the merchant firm of Day & Ross of nearby Day's Store, PA. It's part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

Monumental Crawford County, Georgia Stoneware Jar, circa 1840

Mark displays a wonderful eight-gallon Georgia stoneware jar with a particularly beautiful glaze, among the largest examples of antebellum stoneware known from this region. It will be sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

J. Norton (Bennington, Vermont) Antique Stoneware Deer Crock

The Norton deer crock has come to take on legendary status among American stoneware collectors, as it combines the always-popular deer scene used at various northeastern American potteries with the extreme level of quality associated with the Bennington potters. This is the finest example of a Norton deer that we have ever offered, and it will be sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

Henry Remmey (Baltimore, MD) Stoneware Pitcher, circa 1810's

Brandt displays a very rare, particularly fine piece of early Baltimore stoneware, made by the master potter Henry Remmey. Remmey came to Baltimore in 1812 from the stoneware hotbed of Manhattan and immediately transformed the local pottery craft. This pitcher is a great example of the kind of stoneware he made during the 1810's, quite different than its crude predecessors made by less skilled Baltimore potters. It will be sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

Elaborate Morgantown, West Virginia Stoneware Flowerpot, circa 1885

Mark displays an intricately-created stoneware flowerpot made by the well-known stoneware potter of Morgantown, WV, David Greenland Thompson. Comprised of numerous molded pine cones and made circa 1885, it's part of our Spring 2020 auction of American stoneware and redware pottery.

Daniel Goodale, Hartford, CT Stoneware Eagle Jug, circa 1825-30

Mark displays a beautiful, patriotic Connecticut stoneware jug, made in the 1820's by Hartford potter Daniel Goodale. Bearing an incised federal eagle design, it is being sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

Southwestern PA Stoneware Jar w/ Bold Stripes, circa 1860

Luke shows off a well-decorated example of stoneware attributable to William Leet Hamilton at his shop in Greensboro, Pennsylvania. It will sold with a large group of other western PA / West Virginia stoneware in our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

James Pinckney Shepherd, Rock Mills, Alabama 1846 Stoneware Jar

Mark displays the finest Alabama stoneware jar that we have ever offered. With a wonderful glaze, excellent form and rare, early-period maker's mark, it will be sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

Profusely-Decorated M. & T. Miller (Newport, PA) Stoneware Jug

Luke displays a profusely-decorated jug made at the pottery of Michael and Theophilus Miller in Newport (Perry County), Pennsylvania, circa 1870. Work by the Millers is particularly desirable among collectors of central PA stoneware; this great example will be sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

M. & T. Miller (Newport, Pennsylvania) Stoneware Jug w/ Rare Profile Design

Luke discusses another example of M. & T. Miller stoneware we will be selling as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery. Bearing the profile of a mustached man, this design is sometimes (though rarely) seen on other examples of stoneware made at the beloved pottery of brother Michael & Theophilus Miller in Newport (Perry County), PA.

Rare 1832-1834 Stoneware Jug made in Whately, MA for a Northampton Merchant

Luke displays a great new discovery in Massachusetts stoneware. Bearing a rare incised bird design and the name of a Northampton, Massachusetts merchant, it was clearly made by potter Thomas Crafts in nearby Whately, 1832-34. It will be sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

Folk Art Stoneware Jug, Fort Edward, New York, 1859

Luke discusses a great example of American stoneware folk art, bearing the profile of a bearded man, and stamped "FORT EDWARD POTTERY CO." Made by George Satterlee at his pottery there, in or about 1859, it will be sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

Ten-Gallon Elaborately-Decorated Baltimore Stoneware Jar, circa 1840

Luke displays a Baltimore stoneware jar, made circa 1840 and notable for both its large 10-gallon size and elaborate decoration, which includes a wheelbarrow, chainlinks and profuse floral designs. Likewise notable is the jar's provenance, as it was discovered on a farm near Culpeper, Virginia; rarely do we have such good insight into an object's specific use. This great jar will be sold as part of our Spring 2020 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery.

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