Summer 2021 Stoneware & Redware Auction: Gallery Tour

Mark takes us through the gallery and displays numerous items in our July 23 - August 6 auction of antique American stoneware & redware pottery.

The David Drake April 12, 1858 Stoneware Poem Jar

One of the finest examples of David Drake pottery in existence, and one of the most important American stoneware objects ever to be sold at auction: the April 12, 1858 poem jar, inscribed, "A very Large Jar which has 4 handles / pack it full of fresh meats- then light candles." Made by enslaved and later free African-American potter David Drake, who signed his work "Dave" during his long tenure in Edgefield District, South Carolina, this American ceramic treasure will be sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction.

The Anna Pottery Liberty Monument (Kirkpatrick Bros., Anna, Illinois, 1873)

A newly-discovered American ceramic treasure, the Anna Pottery Liberty Monument is one of the most artistically expressive and racially progressive stoneware objects in existence. Made in the wake of the tragic 1873 Colfax Massacre in Louisiana, it communicates the Kirkpatrick brothers' outrage at the treatment of Reconstruction-era African Americans. This masterwork is being sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

J. & E. Norton (Bennington, Vermont) Stoneware Deer Crock (circa 1855)

Luke discusses a beautiful example made by the renowned Norton pottery in Bennington, VT: a stoneware crock bearing both a standing stag and reclining doe. It will be sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

New Jersey Stoneware Ship Jar, circa 1820-1840

Mark discusses a wonderful example of heavily-decorated NJ stoneware, bearing an elaborate incised ship design. It will be sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Christian Klinker (Bucks County, PA) Redware Jar, 1773-1798

Mark displays an extremely fine example of Pennsylvania redware, made in Bucks County, Pennsylvania by Christian Klinker, 1773-1798. It will be sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Antique Stoneware Lion Crock w/ Cherry Valley, NY Advertising (Bennington, VT origin)

Mark displays a great example of northeastern American stoneware bearing a highly desirable lion decoration. Impressed with elaborate advertising for a Cherry Valley, NY merchant, it was made at the Norton family pottery in Bennington, Vermont. It will be sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

1817 Boston, Massachusetts Stoneware Jar for Joseph Snow

Luke displays a very rare example of early Boston area stoneware, bearing an incised bird design, 1817 date, and name, "Joseph Snow." The exceptional jar is part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Antique American Redware Face Jug, 1844

Mark discusses an exceptionally rare example of one of the most beloved American utilitarian pottery forms: a redware face jug, probably made in New Jersey, and bearing an October 5, 1844 date. It will be sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Antique Boston Stoneware Bathing Beauty Jug

Mark displays a jug made by Barnabas Edmands in Charlestown / Boston, Massachusetts, bearing the extremely rare incised design of a woman in a period bathing suit. It will be sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Albany, New York Stoneware Rundlet w/ Incised Owl and Fish Designs, c1810-1815

Mark discusses a wonderful early Albany stoneware drinking keg / rundlet, bearing the incised designs of an owl and a fish--part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Albany, NY Area Stoneware Jug w/ Profuse Flowering Urn Design

Mark displays an extremely heavily decorated stoneware jug made by West Troy Pottery circa 1875--part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Nashville Stoneware Advertising Churn Made in Beaver, PA, circa 1870

Luke discusses a monumental example of advertising stoneware made for Nashville, Tennessee, merchants Spire & Duff by Enoch Fowler in Beaver, Pennsylvania. It will be sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Antique Baltimore Stoneware Water Cooler

Mark displays a heavily decorated, extremely fine four-gallon stoneware water cooler made in Baltimore, Maryland, around 1860. It will be sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

B.C. Milburn / Alexandria, Virginia Slip-Trailed Stoneware Water Cooler

Luke displays a wonderfully-decorated stoneware water cooler by Benedict C. Milburn of Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1850. It will be sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

1811 Redware Pottery Jar by William Jackson (Saugus, Massachusetts)

Mark discusses an extremely example of New England redware made circa 1811 by Saugus (Essex County) Massachusetts potter, William Jackson. It will be sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction of antique American stoneware & redware pottery.

Cowden & Wilcox (Harrisburg, PA) Stoneware Batter Pail w/ Bird and Grapes

Mark discusses an exceptional example of Cowden & Wilcox stoneware. A batter pail, perhaps the most beloved Central Pennsylvania stoneware form, it bears the extremely rare decoration of both grapes and a bird. It will be sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction of antique American stoneware & redware pottery.

Boonville, Missouri Stoneware 1891 Snake Jug

Mark discusses a great example of late 19th century Boonville, Missouri stoneware: a snake jug made for a local man named Blasius Heiberger. It will be sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Antique Ohio Stoneware Harvest Jug by John Ebner, circa 1885

Mark displays a great example of Ohio stoneware by previously-undocumented potter John Ebner, part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware and redware pottery.

Antique Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, Stoneware Flowerpot attributed to E.B. Hissong

Mark displays an extremely rare, elaborate stoneware flowerpot attributable to E.B. Hissong in Cassville, Pennsylvania. It will be sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

Jonathan Fenton (late 18th century Boston) Stoneware Jar

Mark displays a newly-discovered early Boston, Massachusetts stoneware jar bearing a previously-undocumented "dove of peace" stamp. It will be sold as part of our Summer 2021 auction of American stoneware & redware pottery.

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