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Auctioneer Crocker Farm (410) 472-2016
Auction Date Oct 22 Auction
Location
15900 York Road
Sparks, MD
Time 10:00AM
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Auction Listing
AuctionZip Auctioneer ID# 2672
CROCKER FARM
ANTIQUE STONEWARE & REDWARE AUCTION

October 22, 2016
10 AM (Preview begins at 8 AM)

Preview: October 21 - 1 PM to 6 PM

15900 York Road
Sparks, MD 21152
(410) 472-2016

Featuring over 550 Lots of Antique American Stoneware and Redware Pottery. 

Highlights include:


October 22, 2016 Auction Featured Photos

Exceptional Stoneware Jug with Frog Decoration and Bold Cobalt Inscription, Exceptional Stoneware Jug with Frog Decoration and Bold Cobalt Inscription, Exceptional Stoneware Jug with Frog Decoration and Bold Cobalt Inscription,

Fantastic Frog. Exceptional and Important Four-Gallon Presentation Stoneware Jug with Exuberant Cobalt Decoration of a Leaping Frog, Inscribed "Frank Prouty", Stamped "NEW YORK STONEWARE CO. / FORT EDWARD, N.Y.", circa 1875. Frank Prouty was the son of long-time Fort Edward potter, George Prouty, and this jug would have been made for him when he was roughly eleven years old. This outstanding work, in its striking figural decoration, vibrant color, and folk art aesthetic, epitomizes the New York State stoneware craft of the period, and is certainly one of the finest examples of northeastern figural-decorated stoneware we have ever handled.

Outstanding 2 Gal. GEDDES, N.Y. Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Rooster Decoration

Outstanding Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Exuberant Cobalt Rooster Decoration, Stamped "GEDDES, N.Y.," William H. Farrar, Geddes, NY, third quarter 19th century. With exceptional detail, size, and color to the decoration, this jug is one of the finest rooster-decorated stoneware pieces we have ever offered. Farrar includes his distinctive heavily-slip-trailed base below the bird, in this case possibly representing something more specific than usual, possibly a nest or basket.

Exceptional 1/2 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Cat Face Decoration att. Cortland, NYExceptional 1/2 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Cat Face Decoration att. Cortland, NY

Cortland Cat. Extremely Rare Half-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Cat Face Decoration, attributed to Madison Woodruff, Cortland, NY, circa 1868. This decoration is the most coveted of all Cortland stoneware motifs and, in a broader sense, is regarded as an iconic American stoneware design, admired for its wonderful folk art style.

Outstanding Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Snakes, Animals, and Human FacesOutstanding Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Snakes, Animals, and Human FacesOutstanding Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Snakes, Animals, and Human FacesOutstanding Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Snakes, Animals, and Human FacesOutstanding Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Snakes, Animals, and Human FacesOutstanding Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Snakes, Animals, and Human FacesOutstanding Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Snakes, Animals, and Human Faces

Spectacular Snake Jug. Outstanding Stoneware Temperance Jug with Applied Figural Decoration, attributed to Jacob Bachley, Texarkana Pottery, Texarkana, AR, circa 1885. This recently-discovered work features entwined snakes surrounding a large lizard, a beetle, a centipede, a hornet, a molded fly, and a turtle. Rare decorative elements in the form of African-American and Caucasian faces appear on opposing sides of the vessel. The surface of the jug is covered in a salt glaze with an underlying Albany slip coating to the rustic-carved body and manganese highlights throughout the figural decorations.

This jug is closely-related in form and subject matter to examples produced by Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick of Anna, IL. While the use of snakes and animals to ornament the jug are clear links to the Anna style, the use of an African-American head has also been observed on at least one signed Kirkpatrick temperance jug produced during the 1860s. The juxtaposition of this face with a second Caucasian face, as seen on this jug, is most unusual. Of lesser note is the applied beetle near the shoulder, which appears to be modeled after a larger insect sculpture made by the Kirkpatricks, known as the "Cairo Humbug".

The strong likeness of the snakes to those created by the Kirkpatrick brothers suggests the maker of this jug was highly familiar with their work, possibly a previous employee. The refined modeling of their heads and bodies can be linked to the hand of the "Texarkana Pottery Man", Jacob Bachley. Snakes of the style seen on this jug can be observed on two temperance flasks made by Bachley, which were sold through Crocker Farm, Inc. in 2005 and 2012.

This jug is a significant addition to a slowly-growing body of temperance stoneware pieces produced throughout the Central and Southcentral U.S. during the 1870 to 1890 time period. The craftsmanship of this example further validates Bachley as a master ceramic folk artist.

Extremely Unusual Stoneware Crock with Dog-Chasing-Man Decoration, Ohio, circa 1860Extremely Unusual Stoneware Crock with Dog-Chasing-Man Decoration, Ohio, circa 1860Extremely Unusual Stoneware Crock with Dog-Chasing-Man Decoration, Ohio, circa 1860Extremely Unusual Stoneware Crock with Dog-Chasing-Man Decoration, Ohio, circa 1860

Outstanding Five-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Decoration of a Dog Chasing a Man, Ohio origin, circa 1860. Wonderful subject matter with a playful charm about it, imbued with a strong sense of motion. The quality of this extremely rare design is enhanced by its size, as the central human figure measures an impressive 10 1/2" tall by 8" wide.

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Important Dave Discovery. Early Alkaline-Glazed Double-Handled Stoneware Jug, Incised "Dave" and Impressed "C"', Dave at the John or Abner Landrum Potteries, Horse Creek Valley or Pottersville, Edgefield District, SC, circa 1825-1840. This jug presents possible new insight into the incised "horseshoe" markings found on Dave's Stony Bluff products of later years. The impressed, rotated letter "C" at the jug's base suggests that the potter's so-called incised "horseshoe" marking, found on so many of his pieces, is actually a later iteration of a C stamp used earlier in his career. Dave probably chose to incise the C on subsequent pieces simply because he no longer had access to the stamp. Carl Steen's archaeological studies of the Reverend John Landrum site have determined that the C stamp was used at his pottery and was one of the rarest letter stamps employed there. While Dave was owned by John Landrum during the 1840s, the distinctive handle applications on this jug, which involve the handles terminating into the spout itself, suggest an earlier period of manufacture. The jug's handle attachment, lesser-known in Edgefield stoneware production, is exhibited on an important jug bearing an incised 1821 date and attributed to Abner Landrum's Pottersville manufactory, where Dave was employed early in his career. This jug is the first example of signed Dave stoneware we are aware of to include an impressed letter in the style of Edgefield's first stoneware operations. The rarity and importance of this jug is compounded by its elusive double-handled jug form. Double-handled jugs remain one of the most prized utilitarian forms of the American South and only a few examples signed by Dave are known. This exciting, recently-surfaced piece by Edgefield's premier potter may be regarded as Dave's earliest signed work in existence.

Very Fine 6 Gal. J. BURGER JR. / ROCHESTER, NY Stoneware Churn with Slip-Trailed Lion Decoration

Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Seated Lion Decoration, Stamped "J. BURGER. JR. / ROCHESTER. N.Y.", circa 1885. The lion motif remains one of the most iconic of Northeastern U.S. stoneware designs. The animal's seated stance on this churn is highly unusual among known Burger family products. H 20".

Extremely Rare and Important John Floyd, Knox County, TN, Stoneware Water Cooler with Incised Bird Decoration Dated 1840Extremely Rare and Important John Floyd, Knox County, TN, Stoneware Water Cooler with Incised Bird Decoration Dated 1840Extremely Rare and Important John Floyd, Knox County, TN, Stoneware Water Cooler with Incised Bird Decoration Dated 1840Extremely Rare and Important John Floyd, Knox County, TN, Stoneware Water Cooler with Incised Bird Decoration Dated 1840Extremely Rare and Important John Floyd, Knox County, TN, Stoneware Water Cooler with Incised Bird Decoration Dated 1840Extremely Rare and Important John Floyd, Knox County, TN, Stoneware Water Cooler with Incised Bird Decoration Dated 1840

Incised Southern Rarity. Exceedingly Rare Four-Gallon Open-Handled Stoneware Water Cooler with Incised Bird Decoration, Dated in Cobalt "1840", attributed to John Floyd, Graves Pottery, Knox County, TN, 1840.

Very Fine M. TYLER / ALBANY, NY Stoneware Jug with Horse and Rider DecorationVery Fine M. TYLER / ALBANY, NY Stoneware Jug with Horse and Rider Decoration

Exceptional Figural Decoration. Possibly Unique Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Decoration of a Hatted Rider with Whip atop a Horse, Stamped "M. TYLER. MANUFACTURER / WASHINGTON .ST .ALBANY.", New York State origin, circa 1835. This design is exceedingly rare in American stoneware production in general and virtually unknown in the potting tradition of Albany, which typically utilized incised fish and bird motifs on its best work. H 12 3/4".

Extremely Rare Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry Remmey, Baltimore, MD, 1812-1827Extremely Rare Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration att. Henry Remmey, Baltimore, MD, 1812-1827

Baltimore Bird. Extremely Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, attributed to Henry Remmey, Sr., Baltimore, MD, circa 1820. Very few Baltimore stoneware jugs are known with decoration of any sort, and this example is first we have seen featuring an incised design by the Remmey family. H 11 1/2".

Very Rare Stoneware Face Jug, att. Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, SCVery Rare Stoneware Face Jug, att. Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, SCVery Rare Stoneware Face Jug, att. Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, SCVery Rare Stoneware Face Jug, att. Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, SCVery Rare Stoneware Face Jug, att. Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, SCVery Rare Stoneware Face Jug, att. Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, SC

Edgefield Discovery. Rare Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug with Glazed Kaolin Eyes and Teeth, Miles Mill Pottery, Edgefield District, South Carolina origin, circa 1870. This recent discovery was likely produced early in the output of face vessels at Miles Mill. The spout lacks the flattened molding distinctive to Miles Mill pieces. In addition, this example displays a more ovoid form and features glazing to the eyes, traits uncommon to the majority of Miles Mils face vessels known. Literature: An example by the same hand or school of craftsmanship is pictured on p. 80 of Baldwin's Great and Noble Jar and resides in the collection of the Charleston Museum, Charleston, SC. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, consigned from the same source as lot #209 in our October 17, 2015 auction and lot #354 in our March 19, 2016 auction. H 6".

Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Puzzle Mug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875.Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Puzzle Mug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875.Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Puzzle Mug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875.Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Puzzle Mug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875.Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Puzzle Mug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875.Exceedingly Rare and Important Stoneware Puzzle Mug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875.

Important and Possibly Unique Stoneware Puzzle Mug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875. This outstanding work is the only American stoneware example of a puzzle mug in the English style that we are aware of, produced at one of the nation's most well-known and collected pottery operations. Typical English puzzle mugs utilize a piercing in the body of the vessel that connects to a hollow handle, which then leads to an opening to drink from near the top. This example, however, is pierced with a small hole directly through the wall of the mug and handle base. One of the most interesting pieces from the Remmeys' Philadelphia period that we have ever offered. Provenance: Christie's, Pennsylvania German Folk Art from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Flanders Smith, June 3, 1995, Lot 207. H 6 1/2".

Exceptional Phoenix Factory, Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Jug with Two-Color Slip Decoration and Exceptional Phoenix Factory, Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Jug with Two-Color Slip Decoration and Exceptional Phoenix Factory, Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Jug with Two-Color Slip Decoration and Exceptional Phoenix Factory, Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Jug with Two-Color Slip Decoration and Exceptional Phoenix Factory, Edgefield District, SC Stoneware Jug with Two-Color Slip Decoration and

Exceptional Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Two-Color Slip Decoration, Dated 1840, attributed to Phoenix Factory, Shaw's Creek, Edgefield District, SC, 1840. This jug is believed to be the only dated example of Phoenix Factory stoneware known, as well as the earliest slip-decorated piece produced in Edgefield. The 1840 date may commemorate the opening of this important manufactory, which involved Collin Rhodes and Robert Mathis as owners and Thomas Chandler as its primary potter.

Extremely Rare and Fine JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Celadon-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration Inscribed Extremely Rare and Fine JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Celadon-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration Inscribed Extremely Rare and Fine JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Celadon-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration Inscribed Extremely Rare and Fine JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Celadon-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration Inscribed

Extremely Rare and Fine Celadon-Glazed Stoneware Jug with Exuberant Cobalt Tulip Decoration, Inscribed "C.F. Bell", Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO", PA origin, circa 1860. A wonderful example of Bell family decoration and glazing, bearing the brushed signature of John Bell's son, Charles Frederick Bell. H 7 3/4".

Very Fine JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Pitcher with Vibrant Green GlazeVery Fine JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Pitcher with Vibrant Green GlazeVery Fine JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Pitcher with Vibrant Green GlazeVery Fine JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Pitcher with Vibrant Green GlazeVery Fine JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO Redware Pitcher with Vibrant Green Glaze

Very Rare and Fine Green-Glazed Redware Pitcher, Stamped "JOHN BELL / WAYNESBORO'", PA origin, circa 1850-1880. This stunnningly-glazed pitcher is one of a few examples glazed in this manner that we have seen. Its sophisticated green-over-black glaze is surprisingly modern in style, and possibly Bell's attempt at producing a form of art pottery. One of the finest John Bell pitchers we have ever offered.

Exceptional Stoneware Rundlet with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to H.H. Zigler, Newville, PA, circa 1852-1865.Exceptional Stoneware Rundlet with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to H.H. Zigler, Newville, PA, circa 1852-1865.Exceptional Stoneware Rundlet with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to H.H. Zigler, Newville, PA, circa 1852-1865.Exceptional Stoneware Rundlet with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to H.H. Zigler, Newville, PA, circa 1852-1865.Exceptional Stoneware Rundlet with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to H.H. Zigler, Newville, PA, circa 1852-1865.

Outstanding Stoneware Rundlet with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to H.H. Zigler, Newville, PA, circa 1852-1865. An exceedingly rare form in the work of Pennsylvania stoneware potters and one of the finest examples of Newville, PA stoneware to come to auction in the past several years. H 11".

Exceptional COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jar with Peacock Decoration

Exceptional Four-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Peacock Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA", circa 1865. The peacock motif is considered one of the rarest and most desirable bird designs employed at the Cowden & Wilcox Pottery. The decoration on this example features scarce application with a slip cup, creating a design that is crisp, bold, and dark. One of the finest Harrisburg bird decorations we have ever offered.

Outstanding JOHN BURGER / ROCHESTER Stoneware Crock with Fine Bird on Floral Decoration

Outstanding Six-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Bird-on-Flower Decoration, Stamped "JOHN BURGER / ROCHESTER", New York State origin, circa 1860. Exceptional size and decoration. H 14 1/8".

Exceptional Stoneware Presentation Bank Inscribed Exceptional Stoneware Presentation Bank Inscribed Exceptional Stoneware Presentation Bank Inscribed Exceptional Stoneware Presentation Bank Inscribed Exceptional Stoneware Presentation Bank Inscribed

Exceptional Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Bank, Inscribed in Block Letters, "VIRGINIA", New Jersey origin, circa 1860. H 5".

Fine and Rare Stoneware Christmas Day Presentation Bank with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Fine and Rare Stoneware Christmas Day Presentation Bank with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Fine and Rare Stoneware Christmas Day Presentation Bank with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Fine and Rare Stoneware Christmas Day Presentation Bank with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed

Fine and Rare Stoneware Christmas Day Presentation Bank with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed "John Kelly / Dec. 25th / 1872", attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, 1872.

Philip Anthony 1795 Redware CannisterPhilip Anthony 1795 Redware CannisterPhilip Anthony 1795 Redware CannisterPhilip Anthony 1795 Redware CannisterPhilip Anthony 1795 Redware CannisterPhilip Anthony 1795 Redware Cannister

Significant Southern Discovery. Possibly Unique Lead-and-Manganese-Glazed Redware Tea Canister, Inscribed "Mistress Harmitage / her Cannister / Made By Philip / Anthony 1795", Kentucky origin, 1795. This recently-surfaced work is distinguished as one of the earliest dated ceramic objects of Southern manufacture known. Comparison of the signature of Philip Anthony with a period document verifies the identity of the canister's maker. According to Tennessee Potteries, Pots, and Potters ..., by Samuel D. Smith and Stephen T. Rogers, Anthony--who would later found his long-standing pottery in Nashville--began his career in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, appearing there by 1800. This piece was made by Anthony when he was about 21 years of age. Coupled with the rarity of its maker and period of production is its form. Few American redware tea canisters are known. This six-sided example is potted with a fine, thin-walled construction and includes later cold-painted scenes on two sides. Provenance: Ex-Clark Garrett. H 6 1/2".

Very Rare Western PA Stoneware Doll s Head with Cloth Body and Miniature Wooden BedVery Rare Western PA Stoneware Doll s Head with Cloth Body and Miniature Wooden BedVery Rare Western PA Stoneware Doll s Head with Cloth Body and Miniature Wooden BedVery Rare Western PA Stoneware Doll s Head with Cloth Body and Miniature Wooden BedVery Rare Western PA Stoneware Doll s Head with Cloth Body and Miniature Wooden BedVery Rare Western PA Stoneware Doll s Head with Cloth Body and Miniature Wooden Bed

Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Doll's Head with Cloth Body, Painted Wooden Bed, and Doll's Coverlet, Western PA origin, circa 1875. This doll's head, a coveted Western PA form, is only the second example we have seen retaining its original cloth body. It is the only example we have seen that includes its original bed and coverlet. H (of head) 2 1/2" ; L (of body) 12".

Extremely Rare and Important A. P. Donaghho Decorated Stoneware Spaniel Inscribed Extremely Rare and Important A. P. Donaghho Decorated Stoneware Spaniel Inscribed Extremely Rare and Important A. P. Donaghho Decorated Stoneware Spaniel Inscribed Extremely Rare and Important A. P. Donaghho Decorated Stoneware Spaniel Inscribed Extremely Rare and Important A. P. Donaghho Decorated Stoneware Spaniel Inscribed Extremely Rare and Important A. P. Donaghho Decorated Stoneware Spaniel Inscribed

Important West Virginia Spaniel. Exceedingly Rare Stoneware Spaniel on Base with Elaborate Cobalt Spot Decoration, Incised on Underside "Ben Taylor / D.P. / P. W. VA", Ben Taylor at the A.P. Donaghho Pottery, Parkersburg, WV, circa 1890. This heavily-decorated spaniel bears the distinction of being the only signed spaniel known from Alexander P. Donaghho's prolific Parkersburg stoneware manufactory. Census research indicates Ben Taylor was a pottery worker active at Donaghho's shop in 1890. The base includes an unusual treatment of darker cobalt rectangles inset with lighter cobalt spots. Spaniels produced at Donaghho's pottery remain scarce and this example is believed to be finest from this highly-collected site known. H 9 1/4".

Extremely Rare PRIME BUTTER / LAUREL, POINT, W. VA Stoneware Advertising CrockExtremely Rare PRIME BUTTER / LAUREL, POINT, W. VA Stoneware Advertising CrockExtremely Rare PRIME BUTTER / LAUREL, POINT, W. VA Stoneware Advertising CrockExtremely Rare PRIME BUTTER / LAUREL, POINT, W. VA Stoneware Advertising Crock

Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jar, Stenciled "PRIME BUTTER / JOHN E. TAYLOR & SON / LAUREL POINT, WEST VA", circa 1875. This example, one of only two of its kind known, features strong decoration, exceptional advertising, and an inset rim to seal butter inside, a treatment typical of canning jars from the region. H 15".

Fine 1 Gal. BOYERS & HARDEN / PALATINE, W. VA Stoneware Pitcher with Stencilled and Freehand DecorationFine 1 Gal. BOYERS & HARDEN / PALATINE, W. VA Stoneware Pitcher with Stencilled and Freehand DecorationFine 1 Gal. BOYERS & HARDEN / PALATINE, W. VA Stoneware Pitcher with Stencilled and Freehand Decoration

Very Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, Stenciled "BOYERS & HARDEN / PALATINE / W VA", circa 1875. This example, one of a small number of Palatine pitchers known, features unusually vibrant cobalt slip. H 11 1/4".

Exceptional D. G. Thompson, Morgantown, WV, Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate People DecorationExceptional D. G. Thompson, Morgantown, WV, Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate People Decoration

Extremely Rare and Important Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Pitcher with People Decoration, attributed to David Greenland Thompson, Morgantown, WV, circa 1860. Featuring three women within a sponge-decorated border on one side and a man holding a rifle on the reverse, this work is one of a small number of people pitchers from the region known. The group of women appear to highlight a sampling of different female figural motifs employed at the Thompson Pottery, as one wears a train, another with different head covering holds a hat, and a third carries a parasol. The pitcher's collar is decorated on one side with foliate motifs executed in overlain or superimposed cobalt, a distinctive Morgantown decorative technique. The opposite side features a sponge-decorated cartouche. One of the rarest examples of Morgantown stoneware we have ever offered.

Very Fine 3 Gal. MORGANTOWN POTTERY Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Coggled House Scene and Cobalt DecorationVery Fine 3 Gal. MORGANTOWN POTTERY Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Coggled House Scene and Cobalt DecorationVery Fine 3 Gal. MORGANTOWN POTTERY Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Coggled House Scene and Cobalt DecorationVery Fine 3 Gal. MORGANTOWN POTTERY Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Coggled House Scene and Cobalt Decoration

Early Morgantown Jar. Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Coggled Town Scene, Molded Handles, and Cobalt Foliate Decoration, Stamped "MORGANTOWN POTTERY", Thompson Family, Morgantown, WV, circa 1855-1860. This important jar likely predates the Thompsons' major period of "people crock" production and features an elusive "MORGANTOWN POTTERY" maker's mark. Its intricate coggling depicts two different Federal-style houses, a tree, and elaborate arched fencing. H 13".

Very Unusual 1 Gal. A. P. DONAGHHO / PARKERSBURG, W. VA Stoneware Jar with Profuse Maker s StencilingVery Unusual 1 Gal. A. P. DONAGHHO / PARKERSBURG, W. VA Stoneware Jar with Profuse Maker s StencilingVery Unusual 1 Gal. A. P. DONAGHHO / PARKERSBURG, W. VA Stoneware Jar with Profuse Maker s StencilingVery Unusual 1 Gal. A. P. DONAGHHO / PARKERSBURG, W. VA Stoneware Jar with Profuse Maker s Stenciling

Very Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt Maker's Stenciling, A.P. Donaghho, Parkersburg, WV, circa 1875. The first jar of its type we have ever offered, featuring three stenciled Donaghho marks in a diagonal pattern and two running vertically down the body of the jar. H 9 3/4".

Outstanding Stoneware Jug with Woman Decoration att. D. G. Thompson, Morgantown, WVOutstanding Stoneware Jug with Woman Decoration att. D. G. Thompson, Morgantown, WV

Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Woman and Parasol Decoration, attributed to David Greenland Thompson, Morgantown, WV, circa 1860-1865. Relatively few people-decorated jugs from Morgantown are known.

Extremely Rare 10 Gal. RICE & BROYLES / LINSBURG, W.VA Stoneware Double-Handled Jug with Elaborate Floral DecorationExtremely Rare 10 Gal. RICE & BROYLES / LINSBURG, W.VA Stoneware Double-Handled Jug with Elaborate Floral DecorationExtremely Rare 10 Gal. RICE & BROYLES / LINSBURG, W.VA Stoneware Double-Handled Jug with Elaborate Floral DecorationExtremely Rare 10 Gal. RICE & BROYLES / LINSBURG, W.VA Stoneware Double-Handled Jug with Elaborate Floral Decoration

Extremely Rare Ten-Gallon Double-Handled Stoneware Jug with Profuse Cobalt Decoration, Stenciled "RICE & BROYLES / MONROE MONUMENTAL / POTTERY / LINDSIDE, WV", circa 1875. This recently-discovered jug features an exceptional size and wide-mouthed form, and is the finest example from this short-lived West Virginia operation that we have offered.

Outstanding J. MILLER / WHEELING, VA Stoneware Jar with Bold Outstanding J. MILLER / WHEELING, VA Stoneware Jar with Bold Outstanding J. MILLER / WHEELING, VA Stoneware Jar with Bold

West Virginia Rarity. Extremely Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration and "1833" Date, Stamped "J. MILLER / WHEELING, VA", 1833. Attesting to this object's rarity is the fact that it is only the second signed example of James Miller, Wheeling pottery that we have ever offered, the other being an undecorated jug sold in our July 18, 2015 auction. An outstanding and particularly early example of Ohio River Valley stoneware, made over twenty-five years before the inception of the state of West Virginia. Its extreme rarity is complemented by strong decorative appeal in its form, color, and boldly-brushed date.

Extremely Rare Diminutive Stoneware Pig Flask, attributed to J. Swank & Co., Johnstown, PA, circa 1875.Extremely Rare Diminutive Stoneware Pig Flask, attributed to J. Swank & Co., Johnstown, PA, circa 1875.Extremely Rare Diminutive Stoneware Pig Flask, attributed to J. Swank & Co., Johnstown, PA, circa 1875.Extremely Rare Diminutive Stoneware Pig Flask, attributed to J. Swank & Co., Johnstown, PA, circa 1875.Extremely Rare Diminutive Stoneware Pig Flask, attributed to J. Swank & Co., Johnstown, PA, circa 1875.Extremely Rare Diminutive Stoneware Pig Flask, attributed to J. Swank & Co., Johnstown, PA, circa 1875.

Extremely Rare Diminutive Stoneware Pig Flask, attributed to J. Swank & Co., Johnstown, PA, circa 1875. This flask, which bears the distinctive coloration of Swank pottery from Johnstown, PA, is only the second Swank stoneware pig flask we have seen, the other being a much larger example, also lacking cobalt decoration.

Rare 6 Gal. S. JONES POTTERY / NICKLEVILLE, PA Stoneware Jar Dated 1876

Exceedingly Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Centennial Date, Stenciled "S. JONES / POTTERY / NICKLEVILLE, PA", 1876. According to Herbert Charles Bell's 1890 book, "History of Venango County, Pennsylvania", Samuel Jones (1820-1892) established a stoneware manufactory in Pleasantville, Venango County, PA in 1850 with a man named Daniel H. Parker. In the 1870 and 1880 federal censuses, he appears in the vicinity of Nickleville as a farmer and a brick maker, respectively. His father, also named Samuel, and brother, Timothy S., were also potters, the latter operating a stoneware manufactory in Akron, OH. This jar is the only signed example of Samuel Jones stoneware we are aware of. Its centennial date and descent in the family of the potter himself indicates it may have been a specially-made object.

Possibly Unique Stoneware Canning Jar with Cobalt Tree Decoration, Stenciled Possibly Unique Stoneware Canning Jar with Cobalt Tree Decoration, Stenciled Possibly Unique Stoneware Canning Jar with Cobalt Tree Decoration, Stenciled Possibly Unique Stoneware Canning Jar with Cobalt Tree Decoration, Stenciled

Possibly Unique Stoneware Canning Jar with Cobalt Tree Decoration, Stenciled "NEW GENEVA POTTERY", PA origin, circa 1875. This piece is the only Western Pennsylvania canning jar we have seen decorated in this manner.

Extremely Rare Miniature Stoneware Butter Crock Inscribed Extremely Rare Miniature Stoneware Butter Crock Inscribed Extremely Rare Miniature Stoneware Butter Crock Inscribed Extremely Rare Miniature Stoneware Butter Crock Inscribed

Possibly Unique Miniature Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Butter Crock, Incised "Xerxes Price / Made 1841", Sayreville, NJ, 1841. This recently-discovered piece was made when Xerxes Price was 64 years old, just four years before his death, and is believed to be the only surviving example of stoneware bearing this important New Jersey potter's hand-incised signature. H 2 3/8" ; Diameter 4 1/4".

Very Fine 2 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Impressed Floral Decoration, Xerxes Price, Sayreville, NJ, early 19th centuryVery Fine 2 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Impressed Floral Decoration, Xerxes Price, Sayreville, NJ, early 19th centuryVery Fine 2 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Impressed Floral Decoration, Xerxes Price, Sayreville, NJ, early 19th centuryVery Fine 2 Gal. Stoneware Jug with Impressed Floral Decoration, Xerxes Price, Sayreville, NJ, early 19th century

Very Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Floral Decoration, attributed to Xerxes Price, Sayreville, NJ, early 19th century. The impressed decoration on this jug is exquisitely-crafted and unusually large as well as the first we have seen in the work of Xerxes Price.

Unusual Miniature Albany Slip Stoneware Double-Handled Jug with Albany Slip DecorationUnusual Miniature Albany Slip Stoneware Double-Handled Jug with Albany Slip DecorationUnusual Miniature Albany Slip Stoneware Double-Handled Jug with Albany Slip DecorationUnusual Miniature Albany Slip Stoneware Double-Handled Jug with Albany Slip Decoration

Very Rare Miniature Double-Handled Stoneware Jug with Brown Slip Decoration, probably Abial Price, Matawan, NJ, second quarter 19th century.

Exceptional J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jar with Basket-of-Flowers and House Scene Decoration Incised Exceptional J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jar with Basket-of-Flowers and House Scene Decoration Incised

Bennington Beauty. Exceptional Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Exuberant Flowering Urn, House, and Fence Scene, Stamped "J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT", Incised "Benning / Bennington", circa 1855. This wonderfully-decorated jar features an oversized flowering urn in bold, thickly-applied cobalt characteristic of this manufactory's best work. Indicating this jar was most likely a specially-made or presentation piece is the highly unusual, hand-incised inscription on the underside, which reads "Benning / Bennington". H 15".

Very Rare WEST TROY POTTERY Stoneware Crock with Zebra Decoration

Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Decoration of a Running Zebra, Stamped "WEST TROY / N.Y. / POTTERY", New York State origin, circa 1875.

Outstanding 6 Gal. HAXSTUN, OTTMAN & CO. / FORT EDWARD, NY Stoneware Churn with Bold Pheasant Decoration

Outstanding Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Large Cobalt Pheasant-on-Stump Decoration, Stamped "HAXSTUN, OTTMAN & CO. / FORT EDWARD, NY", circa 1875.

Fine Snow Hill Nunnery Redware Bowl, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, circa 1840.

Fine Snow Hill Nunnery Redware Bowl, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, circa 1840. Provenance: Originally found among the contents of the Snow Hill Nunnery near Quincy, Franklin County, PA, and sold at Horst Auction in 1997. Diameter 10 3/4".

Outstanding Slip-Decorated Redware Charger, Philadelphia, PA origin, early to mid 19th century.

Outstanding Large-Sized Redware Charger with Slip Decoration, Philadelphia, PA origin, early to mid 19th century. This charger is the finest and largest example of the form that we have offered to date. Diameter 15 5/8".

Extremely Rare Stoneware Jar with Impressed Bird and Fish Decoration att. William Pecker, Merimacport, MA, early 19th centuryExtremely Rare Stoneware Jar with Impressed Bird and Fish Decoration att. William Pecker, Merimacport, MA, early 19th centuryExtremely Rare Stoneware Jar with Impressed Bird and Fish Decoration att. William Pecker, Merimacport, MA, early 19th centuryExtremely Rare Stoneware Jar with Impressed Bird and Fish Decoration att. William Pecker, Merimacport, MA, early 19th century

Extremely Rare and Important Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed Bird and Fish Motifs, attributed to William Pecker, Merrimacport, MA, early 19th century. Few signed or attributed Pecker stoneware products are known. This jar, important from an historical and decorative standpoint, is the first Pecker example we have seen depicting a bird and fish on the same piece. Arguably the finest example of William Pecker stoneware to come to auction in the past several years.

Extremely Rare WM. PECKER Pint-Sized Stoneware Jug, Merrimacport, MA, early 19th centuryExtremely Rare WM. PECKER Pint-Sized Stoneware Jug, Merrimacport, MA, early 19th centuryExtremely Rare WM. PECKER Pint-Sized Stoneware Jug, Merrimacport, MA, early 19th centuryExtremely Rare WM. PECKER Pint-Sized Stoneware Jug, Merrimacport, MA, early 19th centuryExtremely Rare WM. PECKER Pint-Sized Stoneware Jug, Merrimacport, MA, early 19th century

Extremely Rare Pint-Sized Stoneware Jug, Stamped "Wm PECKER", Merrimacport, MA, early 19th century.

Fine Three-Quart Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Fine Three-Quart Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Fine Three-Quart Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed Fine Three-Quart Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed

Fine Three-Quart Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed "Alex. Henderson.", attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1885. H 9 1/2".

Very Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Incised Very Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Incised Very Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Incised Very Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Incised

Very Rare and Fine Miniature Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Incised "Rose / 1896", attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, 1896. H 4 1/4".

Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Bank with Applied Decoration and Bird Finial, probably Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, late 19th century.Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Bank with Applied Decoration and Bird Finial, probably Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, late 19th century.Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Bank with Applied Decoration and Bird Finial, probably Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, late 19th century.Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Bank with Applied Decoration and Bird Finial, probably Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, late 19th century.Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Bank with Applied Decoration and Bird Finial, probably Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, late 19th century.

Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Presentation Bank with Applied Decoration and Bird Finial, Inscribed "Bertie", probably Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, late 19th century.

Very Fine Shinnston, WV Stoneware Master Salt with Profuse Cobalt DecorationVery Fine Shinnston, WV Stoneware Master Salt with Profuse Cobalt DecorationVery Fine Shinnston, WV Stoneware Master Salt with Profuse Cobalt DecorationVery Fine Shinnston, WV Stoneware Master Salt with Profuse Cobalt Decoration

Very Rare Stoneware Master Salt with Cobalt Vine Decoration, Shinnston, WV origin, circa 1875. H 2 3/4" ; Diameter 3 1/2".

Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Gemel with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Connecticut origin, circa 1825.Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Gemel with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Connecticut origin, circa 1825.Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Gemel with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Connecticut origin, circa 1825.Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Gemel with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Connecticut origin, circa 1825.

Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Gemel with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Connecticut origin, circa 1825. H (to top of handle) 6".

Very Rare Stoneware Inkwell with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1825Very Rare Stoneware Inkwell with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1825Very Rare Stoneware Inkwell with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1825Very Rare Stoneware Inkwell with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1825

Extremely Rare Stoneware Inkwell with Profuse Cobalt Tulip Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1825. H 2 1/2" ; Diameter 3 3/8".

Very Fine Pint-Sized Stoneware Jar with Slip-Trailed Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1820Very Fine Pint-Sized Stoneware Jar with Slip-Trailed Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1820Very Fine Pint-Sized Stoneware Jar with Slip-Trailed Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1820

Fine and Extremely Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Jar with Slip-Trailed Cobalt Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1820. Excellent form, size, and decoration, and one of only two examples of its kind we are aware of.

Stoneware Flask with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1825Stoneware Flask with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1825

Scarce Stoneware Flask with Cobalt Tulip Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1830. H 8 1/4".

Extremely Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Bowl with Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1870Extremely Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Bowl with Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1870Extremely Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Bowl with Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1870

Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Handled Bowl with Cobalt Clover Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1870. The first of its form from this profilic pottery city that we have seen.

Very Fine and Rare Pottersville, Edgefield District, SC 6 Gal. Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar with Impressed Very Fine and Rare Pottersville, Edgefield District, SC 6 Gal. Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar with Impressed Very Fine and Rare Pottersville, Edgefield District, SC 6 Gal. Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar with Impressed Very Fine and Rare Pottersville, Edgefield District, SC 6 Gal. Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar with Impressed Very Fine and Rare Pottersville, Edgefield District, SC 6 Gal. Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar with Impressed Very Fine and Rare Pottersville, Edgefield District, SC 6 Gal. Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar with Impressed

Very Rare and Fine Six-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar with an Impressed "N" and "2" and Six Incised Punctates, Edgefield District, SC origin, circa 1840.

Very Rare Isaac E. Gay, Kershaw County, SC Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware JarVery Rare Isaac E. Gay, Kershaw County, SC Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware JarVery Rare Isaac E. Gay, Kershaw County, SC Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware JarVery Rare Isaac E. Gay, Kershaw County, SC Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar

Very Rare Two-Gallon Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Jar, Stamped "I.E.G.", Isaac E. Gay, Kershaw County, SC, circa 1880. Few signed examples of this potter's work are known and this example features a particularly appealing, light-colored glaze with areas of clay showing through.

Rare Guy Daugherty, Bethune, Kershaw County, South Carolina Stoneware Face Jug, c1950Rare Guy Daugherty, Bethune, Kershaw County, South Carolina Stoneware Face Jug, c1950Rare Guy Daugherty, Bethune, Kershaw County, South Carolina Stoneware Face Jug, c1950Rare Guy Daugherty, Bethune, Kershaw County, South Carolina Stoneware Face Jug, c1950

Rare Albany-Slip-Glazed Stoneware Face Jug with China Teeth, attributed to Guy Daugherty, Bethune, Kershaw County, South Carolina, circa 1950.

3 Gal. M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Floral Decoration3 Gal. M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Floral Decoration3 Gal. M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Floral Decoration

Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "M. & T. MILLER / NEWPORT, PA"' circa 1870.

3 Gal. COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Jug with Swan Decoration

Fine Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Swan Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA". A desirable motif from this well-loved Central Pennsylvania maker.

Sugar Valley, PA Stoneware Jar

Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "SUGAR VALLEY / PA.", John Gerstung, Clinton County, PA, circa 1875. An elusive and desirable Central Pennsylvania maker's mark.

Very Unusual WELLS & RICHARDS / READING, PA Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Floral DecorationVery Unusual WELLS & RICHARDS / READING, PA Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Floral DecorationVery Unusual WELLS & RICHARDS / READING, PA Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Floral DecorationVery Unusual WELLS & RICHARDS / READING, PA Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Floral Decoration

Extremely Rare Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "WELLS & RICHARDS / READING", Pennsylvania origin. ne of a small number of signed Wells & Richards pitchers known, and the smallest-sized example we have seen.

Outstanding Stoneware Inkwell with Applied Leaf Decoration Signed Outstanding Stoneware Inkwell with Applied Leaf Decoration Signed Outstanding Stoneware Inkwell with Applied Leaf Decoration Signed Outstanding Stoneware Inkwell with Applied Leaf Decoration Signed Outstanding Stoneware Inkwell with Applied Leaf Decoration Signed Outstanding Stoneware Inkwell with Applied Leaf Decoration Signed

Extremely Rare Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Inkwell with Applied Leaf Decoration, Inscribed "John Fritz", Lancaster, PA origin, circa 1875. Exceptional form, highly unusual decoration, and rare maker.

Very Rare PAUL CUSHMAN Stoneware Jar with ALBANY GOAL 1809 Coggled InscriptionVery Rare PAUL CUSHMAN Stoneware Jar with ALBANY GOAL 1809 Coggled InscriptionVery Rare PAUL CUSHMAN Stoneware Jar with ALBANY GOAL 1809 Coggled InscriptionVery Rare PAUL CUSHMAN Stoneware Jar with ALBANY GOAL 1809 Coggled Inscription

Fine and Scarce One-Gallon Paul Cushman Stoneware Jar with "Albany Goal" Coggling, Albany, NY origin, circa 1809.

Extremely Rare ALBANY WARE Stoneware Jug, William Capron, Albany, NY, 1800-5Extremely Rare ALBANY WARE Stoneware Jug, William Capron, Albany, NY, 1800-5

Extremely Rare One-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jug, Stamped "ALBANY WARE", William Capron, Albany, NY, circa 1800-1805.

Extremely Rare WARNE & LETTS 1806 / S. AMBOY N. JERSY Stoneware Jar with Impressed Bird DecorationExtremely Rare WARNE & LETTS 1806 / S. AMBOY N. JERSY Stoneware Jar with Impressed Bird Decoration

Extremely Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Impressed Bird Decoration, Stamped "WARNE & LETTs 1806 / S.AMBOY.N.JERSY", Thomas Warne and Joshua Letts, South Amboy, NJ, 1806.

Extremely Rare Stoneware Jar with Impressed Hearts and Moon-face Decoration att. Josiah Chapman, Troy, NY, early 19th centuryExtremely Rare Stoneware Jar with Impressed Hearts and Moon-face Decoration att. Josiah Chapman, Troy, NY, early 19th centuryExtremely Rare Stoneware Jar with Impressed Hearts and Moon-face Decoration att. Josiah Chapman, Troy, NY, early 19th centuryExtremely Rare Stoneware Jar with Impressed Hearts and Moon-face Decoration att. Josiah Chapman, Troy, NY, early 19th century

Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Man-in-the-Moon and Heart Motifs, attributed to Morgan and Van Wickle, Old Bridge, New Jersey, early 19th century. Few examples of stoneware confidently attributable to this long-studied potting partnership in Middlesex County, NJ are offered for sale and this is a particularly fine example of their work.

Very Fine Stoneware Jug with Impressed Fish Decoration, attributed to Warne & Letts, South Amboy, NJ, early 19th centuryVery Fine Stoneware Jug with Impressed Fish Decoration, attributed to Warne & Letts, South Amboy, NJ, early 19th centuryVery Fine Stoneware Jug with Impressed Fish Decoration, attributed to Warne & Letts, South Amboy, NJ, early 19th centuryVery Fine Stoneware Jug with Impressed Fish Decoration, attributed to Warne & Letts, South Amboy, NJ, early 19th century

Fine and Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Fish, Morgan and Van Wickle, Old Bridge, NJ or possibly Thomas Warne, South Amboy, NJ, circa 1810's. The oval coggled designs on this example show up on shards or signed work from three different New Jersey potteries: Morgan and Van Wickle (Old Bridge), the Bissett pottery (Old Bridge), and Thomas Warne (South Amboy). The fish medallion on this jug, however, is most closely related to a similar eagle stamp that was found as part of Old Bridge excavations during the 20th century, and the jug as a whole seems to line up well with an eagle-decorated jug discussed by early Old Bridge researchers Robert J. Sim and James Brown in their correspondence. It is possible, given its overall similarity to some signed "T. WARNE" examples, that this jug was actually produced by Warne in South Amboy, but it is much more probably an Old Bridge product.

Exceptional Small-Sized Squat Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird and Impressed Presentation Inscription Dated 1862Exceptional Small-Sized Squat Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird and Impressed Presentation Inscription Dated 1862Exceptional Small-Sized Squat Stoneware Jug with Incised Bird and Impressed Presentation Inscription Dated 1862

Very Rare Diminutive Stoneware Presentation Jug with Incised Bird Decoration, Inscribed "J. WATHEIS / 1862", Northeastern U.S. Origin, 1862. Excellent size, form, and decoration.

Monumental Stoneware Pitcher Signed ROCKBRIDGE (Rockbridge County, Virginia)Monumental Stoneware Pitcher Signed ROCKBRIDGE (Rockbridge County, Virginia)Monumental Stoneware Pitcher Signed ROCKBRIDGE (Rockbridge County, Virginia)Monumental Stoneware Pitcher Signed ROCKBRIDGE (Rockbridge County, Virginia)Monumental Stoneware Pitcher Signed ROCKBRIDGE (Rockbridge County, Virginia)

Outstanding and Extremely Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "ROCKBRIDGE," Rockbridge Baths Pottery, circa 1845.

Fine 3 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Floral Decoration, Rockingham County, VA, circa 1850Fine 3 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Floral Decoration, Rockingham County, VA, circa 1850

Fine Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to John D. Heatwole or Emmanuel Suter, Rockingham County, VA, circa 1851.

Very Fine 1 1/2 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Profuse Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1840Very Fine 1 1/2 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Profuse Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1840Very Fine 1 1/2 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Profuse Floral Decoration, Baltimore, circa 1840

Very Fine One-and-a-Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Profuse Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1840

1/2 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Unusual Tooled Features, Baltimore, MD, circa 18701/2 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Unusual Tooled Features, Baltimore, MD, circa 18701/2 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Unusual Tooled Features, Baltimore, MD, circa 18701/2 Gal. Stoneware Pitcher with Unusual Tooled Features, Baltimore, MD, circa 1870

Rare and Fine Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Clover Decoration, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1865.

Exceptional Stoneware Lion Figure with Hand-Modelled Details, probaly New York State, circa 1880Exceptional Stoneware Lion Figure with Hand-Modelled Details, probaly New York State, circa 1880Exceptional Stoneware Lion Figure with Hand-Modelled Details, probaly New York State, circa 1880Exceptional Stoneware Lion Figure with Hand-Modelled Details, probaly New York State, circa 1880

Exceptional Large-Sized Stoneware Figure of a Lion, New York State origin, circa 1880. Possibly the largest free-standing figure of a lion known in 19th century American ceramics.

Possibly Unique Glazed Redware Rhinoceros Bank, Pennsylvania origin, second half 19th century.Possibly Unique Glazed Redware Rhinoceros Bank, Pennsylvania origin, second half 19th century.Possibly Unique Glazed Redware Rhinoceros Bank, Pennsylvania origin, second half 19th century.Possibly Unique Glazed Redware Rhinoceros Bank, Pennsylvania origin, second half 19th century.

Possibly Unique Glazed Redware Rhinoceros Bank, Pennsylvania origin, second half 19th century. A phenomenal folk art form of imposing size, possibly inspired by a potter's visit to a zoo or circus. This bank is the only redware example in the form of a rhinoceros we are aware of.

Very Rare Redware Bear Wall Plaque Signed W. J. Smith, Jr. (Bridgeton, NJ) 1899Very Rare Redware Bear Wall Plaque Signed W. J. Smith, Jr. (Bridgeton, NJ) 1899Very Rare Redware Bear Wall Plaque Signed W. J. Smith, Jr. (Bridgeton, NJ) 1899Very Rare Redware Bear Wall Plaque Signed W. J. Smith, Jr. (Bridgeton, NJ) 1899

Extremely Rare Painted Redware Bear Plaque, Signed and Dated "Made by W.J. Smith, Jr. / June 4th / 1899", Bridgeton, NJ origin.

Very Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig with Albany Slip and Salt GlazeVery Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig with Albany Slip and Salt GlazeVery Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig with Albany Slip and Salt GlazeVery Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig with Albany Slip and Salt Glaze

Fine Stoneware Pig Flask with Incised Railroad Map, Inscribed "By Anna Pottery / 1880", Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, 1880. This example features an unusual treatment of salt glaze over dipped Albany slip, resulting in an appealing mottled surface ranging in color from yellow to brown. L 6 1/4"

Very Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Pig Flask att. Anna PotteryVery Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Pig Flask att. Anna PotteryVery Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Pig Flask att. Anna PotteryVery Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Pig Flask att. Anna PotteryVery Rare Salt-Glazed Stoneware Pig Flask att. Anna Pottery

Rare Early Period Anna Pottery Salt-Glazed Stoneware Pig Flask, attributed to Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL. The large-sized mold used to produced this flask is possibly the same as that used to create the iconic example in the collection of Williamsburg, which features an incised design of the pottery itself. Relatively few Anna Pottery pig flasks from this period have survived.

Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask with Detailed Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask with Detailed Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask with Detailed Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask with Detailed Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask with Detailed

Fine Anna Pottery Stoneware Pig Flask with Incised Railroad Map, Wallace and Cornwall Kirkpatrick, Anna, IL, circa 1880. This pig features crisp, highly-legible incising, including the desirable landmark, "Anna Pottery," and is believed to be the first we have offered lacking incised eyes. It is possible that this omission was intentionally made as a reference to a "blind pig", a term used during the 19th century to refer to a saloon that illegally sold alcohol during prohibition.

Very Rare Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan Stoneware Canning Jar Impressed BROWN / No. 271 Water Street / N. YORKVery Rare Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan Stoneware Canning Jar Impressed BROWN / No. 271 Water Street / N. YORKVery Rare Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan Stoneware Canning Jar Impressed BROWN / No. 271 Water Street / N. YORK

Extremely Rare Stoneware Oyster Jar, Stamped "BROWN / No. 271 / WATER STREET / N. YORK", attributed to Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, NY, early 19th century. This jar is considered important among the body of surviving Commeraw oyster jars in that it is the only documented example bearing advertising for this particular merchant.

Very Rare DANIEL JOHNSON & CO. / LUMBER STREET / N. YORK Stoneware Oyster Jar att. Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, early 19th centuryVery Rare DANIEL JOHNSON & CO. / LUMBER STREET / N. YORK Stoneware Oyster Jar att. Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, early 19th centuryVery Rare DANIEL JOHNSON & CO. / LUMBER STREET / N. YORK Stoneware Oyster Jar att. Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, early 19th century

Very Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Oyster Jar, Stamped "DANIEL / JOHNSON. AND. Co No 27 / LUMBER STREET / N. YORK", attributed to Thomas Commeraw, Corlears Hook, Manhattan, NY, circa 1805. Jars bearing the name "DANIEL JOHNSON & CO" were made for the prominent African-American oysterman, Daniel Johnson, by the African-American potter, Thomas Commeraw.

Rare C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Stoneware PLUMBS JarRare C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK Stoneware PLUMBS Jar

Fine and Scarce Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Fruit Jar, Stamped "PLUMBS" and "C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK", early 19th century.

J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN WELLS / NEW YORK Stoneware Jar with Incised Decoration, circa 1810J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN WELLS / NEW YORK Stoneware Jar with Incised Decoration, circa 1810

Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Incised Drape Decoration, Stamped "J. REMMEY / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW YORK," early 19th century. his jar is the first example from the Remmey family's Manhattan period that we have seen featuring an incised Federal drape motif.

Very Rare Norwalk, CT Fire Department Stoneware Advertising Mug for HOPE HOSE CO.Very Rare Norwalk, CT Fire Department Stoneware Advertising Mug for HOPE HOSE CO.Very Rare Norwalk, CT Fire Department Stoneware Advertising Mug for HOPE HOSE CO.

Very Rare Norwalk, CT Fire Department Stoneware Mug, impressed, "HOPE HOSE CO / NO 2 / NORWALK / W HADDEN". Highly unusual and desirable subject matter.

Very Fine 2 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Watchspring Decoration, att. Abraham Mead, Greenwich, CT, late 18th centuryVery Fine 2 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Watchspring Decoration, att. Abraham Mead, Greenwich, CT, late 18th centuryVery Fine 2 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Watchspring Decoration, att. Abraham Mead, Greenwich, CT, late 18th century

Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Watchspring Decoration, attributed to Abraham Mead, Greenwich, CT, late 18th century. A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago; previously purchased directly from the Mead family.

Very Fine 1/2 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Watchspring Decoration att. Abraham Mead, Greenwich, CT, late 18th centuryVery Fine 1/2 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Watchspring Decoration att. Abraham Mead, Greenwich, CT, late 18th centuryVery Fine 1/2 Gal. Stoneware Jar with Watchspring Decoration att. Abraham Mead, Greenwich, CT, late 18th century

Very Fine Half-Gallon Vertical-Handled Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Watchspring Decoration, attributed to Abraham Mead, Greenwich, CT, late 18th century. A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago; previously purchased directly from Mead family.

Photograph of S. Bell & Son Pottery BuildingPhotograph of S. Bell & Son Pottery Building

Rare Photograph of the S. Bell Pottery, Strasburg, VA, Allentown Photographic Studio, circa 1930. This iconic photo is pictured in Alvin H. Rice and John Baer Stoudt's groundbreaking 1929 book, The Shenandoah Pottery. The fact that Alvin Rice lived in the Allentown, PA area suggests that he may have had the original S. Bell Pottery photo or a negative, which was copied by a local studio in small quantities around the time of his book's publication.





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