Fall 2021 Stoneware & Redware Auction: Gallery Tour

Mark takes us through the gallery to display and discuss our Fall 2021 Auction of American Stoneware & Redware Pottery. (Online only, 400+ lots, running November 5 - 19.)

A Highly Important Work by David Drake, June 28, 1854

David Drake's June 28, 1854 jug inscribed 'Lm says this handle will crack' represents a remarkable window into the potter's personality, artistic prowess and relationship with his enslaver. Part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Highly Important 1791-1792 New York City Stoneware Jug, Crolius Family

Mark discusses one of the finest examples of early American stoneware we have ever handled: an extremely heavily decorated jug bearing the detailed rendering of sailing ship, complete with American flag dating to 1791-92. It will be sold as part of Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

The Finest Known Jug by Thomas W. Commeraw, African-American Potter of New York City, circa 1800

An elaborate jug impressed COMMERAW'S STONEWARE / N. YORK / CORLEARS HOOK is the finest known work by free African-American potter, abolitionist and activist Thomas W. Commeraw, who potted on New York's Lower East Side, circa 1796-1819. Part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Important Anna Pottery Snake Jug (Kirkpatrick Bros., Anna, Illinois, circa 1870-1880)

Mark discusses a wonderfully rendered salt-glazed snake jug by the renowned brothers Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick of Anna Pottery in Anna, Illinois. Also featuring an extremely rare detailed rendering of the pottery building incised into its side, this great example of American ceramic folk art at is finest will be sold as part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Exceptional Morgan & Amoss (Baltimore, MD) 1820 Stoneware Jar w/ Incised Birds

Luke displays one of the most beautiful examples of Baltimore stoneware in existence: an elaborately incised jar by potters William Morgan & Thomas Amoss, bearing incised bird scenes on both the front and back and signed in script, "Morgan & Amoss / makers / Baltimore / 1820." Featured on the cover of the well-known volume Ceramics in America 2005, this important object is part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Extremely Fine J. & E. Norton, Bennington, Vermont, Four-Gallon Stoneware Deer Jug

Luke describes what is the finest Norton standing deer jug we have ever seen. With a particularly elaborate deer standing on a large four-gallon jug, this object also has a great provenance and will be sold as part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Elaborate Hubbell & Chesebro / Geddes, NY (Modern-Day Syracuse) Bird Churn

Luke displays a wonderfully-decorated example of antique New York State stoneware we will be selling as part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Cowden & Wilcox (Harrisburg, PA) Stoneware Jar w/ Swan in Wreath Design

Luke discusses a new discovery by the famous Cowden & Wilcox pottery in Harrisburg, PA: a stoneware jar bearing the extremely rare design of a swan inside a wreath. It's being sold as part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Cowden & Wilcox (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Stoneware Goat Jar

Luke displays an extremely rare example made by Cowden & Wilcox in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, one of the most iconic 19th century American stoneware potteries. Bearing the cobalt decoration of a goat, it will be sold as part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Important Solomon Loy "Refined Stoneware" Jar, 1855

Luke displays an elaborate and extremely rare example of Solomon Loy stoneware, bearing the inscription, "Solomon / Loy refien / d(sic) Stone Ware." It will be sold as part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Important Craven Family (North Carolina) Lidded Sugar Bowl, Dated 1853

Luke discusses a great new North Carolina stoneware discovery: a sugar bowl made the Craven family in Randolph / Moore Counties, with original lid and unusual three-footed form. It's being sold as part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Boonville, Missouri Stoneware Eagle Jar, 1832

Luke displays an exceedingly rare example of early Boonville, Missouri, stoneware that will be sold as part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Important Rock Mills, Alabama Face Vessel, circa 1880-1890

Luke displays an elaborate Southern stoneware face vessel we will be selling as part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Important Pair of John Bell / Waynesboro, PA Redware Spaniel Figures

Luke displays a wonderful pair of spaniels made by the iconic nineteenth century redware (and stoneware) potter, John Bell, of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. They will be sold as part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Elaborate J. REMMEY / NEW-YORK circa 1800 Stoneware Jar

Luke displays the finest example of stoneware we have ever handled by this iconic early New York City stoneware potter, part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Antique Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Redware Inkstand, 1866

Luke discusses an extremely rare and elaborate redware inkstand made in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, by potter John Grady in 1866, part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Important Norwalk, CT "Washington & Lafayette" Redware Platter

Luke discusses a great redware platter made by the beloved Norwalk potters, bearing the slip inscription "Washington & Lafayette." It will be sold, along with a number of other important political-themed ceramics, as part of our Fall 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

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