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Early 19th Century Stoneware Ovoid Blue Decorated New York Jar Marked Clark

1830s Clark & Co. Rochester New York Ovoid Stoneware Jar »

Circa 1838-1846: Standing 11 1/2"in height, this highly ovoid storage jar was maufactured by the storied New York Clark family of potters. This mark was used only for eight years and is fairly scarce on today's market. The crock has one outside rim chip and a couple minor inside dings but has no cracks or repairs and is in excellent condition for a piece of its advanced vintage. The large freehand numeral 2 leaves no mistake of its two gallon capacity and gives the crock a great country primitive appeal.

For Sale: $395

New Geneva PA Highly Decorated 7 Inch Tanware Pitcher For Sale: Pennsylvania Brown Paint Decorated Flower Design Tourist Pottery

New Geneva PA Highly Decorated 7 Inch Tanware Pitcher »

Circa 1880-1900: Tanware was manufactured in New Geneva, Pennsylvania from approximately 1880 until just after the turn of the 20th century and was sold mainly to tourists as souvenirs. Thus, great care was taken in making beautiful and elaborate hand-painted decoration on these pieces, and this is why Pennsylvania tanware ranks as some of the most highly prized and collectible antique American stoneware.

For Sale: $1,495

Antique Stoneware Pitcher Blue Decorated Salt Glazed

Antique Blue Decorated Stoneware from Morgantown, WV »

Circa 1880s: Highly prized blue decorated stoneware produced in Morgantown, West Virginia, is hard to come by in any condition, and this handsome, folksy two-gallon storage jar with Morgantown's signature feather decoration has no chips, cracks, or repairs. Painted from top to bottom of its field in rich, pure, bold, and confident cobalt strokes, this superb example of antique American folk art pottery has the high blue/gray contrast and striking quantity of cobalt embellishment the discerning stoneware collector desires.

For Sale: $1450

Sleepy Eye Blue and White Decorated Pitcher: Signed and Dated 1910 by Frank Haw

Important Frank Haws Western Stoneware Old Sleepy Eye
Blue & White Folk Art Lunch Hour Pitcher Signed FH 1910 »

Circa 1910: Here is the finest Western Stoneware lunch hour piece we have ever seen. Frank Haws, one of the most prolific, highly skilled, and important of Western's potters, crafted this exuberantly cobalt decorated Old Sleepy Pitcher in 1910. Lunch hour pitchers from Western Stoneware are highly prized, and pieces signed by known potters are extremely rare and desirable. This stunning one of a kind Illinois folk art stoneware pitcher is a fabulopus example of American folk art and could be the centerpiece in any advanced collection of Illinois stoneware or blue and white potttery.

For Sale: $2250

Cobalt Blue Decorated Tulip Freehand Four Gallon Salt Glaze Stoneware Crock

Cobalt Blue Freehand Decorated 4 Gallon Antique
Stoneware Crock with Tulips »

Circa 1880: Four gallon blue decorated stoneware crock with freehand tulip decoration.

For Sale: $450

Cobalt Blue Decorated Beaver County PA Salt Glaze Stoneware Jar with Freehand Decoration

Freehand Decorated Beaver County, PA Semi-Ovoid
Salt Glaze Stoneware Crock  »

Circa 1850s: Wide swaths of freehand cobalt blue floral decoration populate the pleasing lines of this semi-ovoid salt glazed western Pennsylvania Beaver County two gallon storage jar. Beaver County stoneware is known for its bold and primitive decor against the region's dark clay, and this wonderful antique crock bears the classic attributes of its county's pre Civil War pottery. Decorated on front and back, this primitively elegant two gallon jar will hold its own among any fine collection of early American country wares.

For Sale: $950

1830s Ovoid Ohio Antique Blue Decorated Stoneware Storage Jar with Freehand Decoration

Early Ohio Two Gallon Ovoid Salt Glazed Storage Jar  »

Circa 1830s: This lovely cobalt decorated ovoid storage crock is the country decorator's dream. The rustic mottled gray of the glaze, the primitive cobalt tulip, the stone pops and pock marks of a 180 year history, and its early ovoid form combine to make this ruggedly handsome storage jar a perfect fit on painted crock bench or in an old open cupboard.

For Sale: $695

Ovoid One Gallon Jug with Cobalt Floral Decoration Possibly D.P. Shenfelder, Reading PA

Ovoid One Gallon Jug with Cobalt Floral Decoration
Possibly Attributed to D.P. Shenfelder, Reading, PA  »

Circa 1830-1850: Although unsigned, this handsome 10 1/2" tall ovoid blue decorated antique stoneware jug features the tilted floral decoration present on many forms of pottery from Daniel Shenfelder's shop in Reading, Pennsylvania.

For Sale: $495

Alexandria VA Virginia John Swann Antqiue American Southern Stoneware Cobalt One Gallon Storage Jar For Sale

Early One Gallon Blue Decorated Stoneware Storage Jar
Possibly Attributed to John Swann, Alexandria, Virginia »

Circa 1820-1830: Standing ten inches in height, this early and interesting one gallon stoneware storage jar sports a simple but unusual dotted cobalt decoration around its shoulder. Although unsigned, the decoration, glaze color, and form of this jar resemble the work of Alexandria, Virginia's master potterJohn Swann. Swann is known to have begun decoratiing his pottery in order to compete with the potters in Baltimore, who already specialized in blue decorated wares.

For Sale: $695

One Quart 6 inch PA Pennsylvania Striper Canner Wax Sealer

One Quart Pennsylvania Stoneware Canner
with Three Stripes in Cobalt Decoration  »

Circa 1880: Desirable Small Size: Here is a handsome 6 1/2" one quart canning jar with desirable three stripe decoration. These small stripers are getting harder and harder to find, and this lovely piece of antique American stoneware will fir perfectly into a country primitive setting.

For Sale: $325

Four Strip Cobalt Blue Decorated Pennsylvania Antique American Salt Glazed Storage Crock Jar for Sale

Four Stripe Cobalt Decorated Antique American
Pennsylvania, Salt Glazed Storage Jar  »

Circa 1880: This excellent 8" antique Southwestern PA storage crock sports four bold and highly contrasted stripes and a thick, shiny salt glaze. Condition and form are excellent on this handsome piece of 19th century American stoneware.

For Sale: $275

1 Gallon Pa Striper 3 Stripes American Antiqu Stoneware Storage Jar For Sale

Three Stripe One Gallon Cobalt Decorated PA Storage Jar  »

Circa 1870s: This primitive 10" antique Southwestern PA storage jar features three boldy contrasting stripes and a hand-turned semi-ovoid form. It looks fabulous displayed with other stripers and 19th century American country antiques.

For Sale: $350

Signed West Troy Pottery Cobalt Decorated New York Stoneware Script Jug from Nausbaum and Son, Albany NY

Antique American One Gallon Stoneware Cream Crock

With Single Cobalt Decorated Flower »

Circa 1880: This wonderfully thrown little semi-ovoid cream jar has beautiful lines and tastefully simple cobalt decoration. Condition is excellent on this attractive one gallon Ohio or Pennsylvania cream crock.

For Sale: $225

Tanware 19th Century Pennsylvania Decorated Antique Pitcher with Lincoln Drape

7" Decorated Pennsylvania Tanware Pitcher »

Circa 1880-1900: Unusual Red Clay, Beautiful Form. This handsome half gallon New Geneva, Pennsylvania tanware pitcher displays Lincoln drape decoration.

For Sale: $495

Redware Slip Decorated Plate

Yellow Slip Decorated Redware Bowl »

Circa 1850-1880: Excelent condition on this early american antique redware, slip decorated bowl. Six freehand painted yellow slip lines.

For Sale: $495

Redware Slip Decorated Plate

Redware Slip Decorated Plate »

Circa 1850 | S.E. Pennsylvania

Coggled edges and yellow slip decoration and great wear on this lovely early redware plate. 8 1/2"

For Sale: $495

Redware Slip Decorated Plate

Yellow Slip Decorated Redware Bowl »

Circa 1850-1875: Great color on this early yellow slip decorated antique redware bowl.

For Sale: $495

Previously Sold Pieces:
Antique Stoneware Pitcher Blue Decorated Salt Glazed

Palatine, WV Four Gallon Blue Decorated Antique American Crock »

Circa 1880s: T.D. Harden Rare Large Size Storage Jar— West Virginia stoneware collectors love Palatine's T. D. Harden late 1800s cobalt stencil decorated crocks, and this four-gallon storage jar in excellent condition with no damage is a scarcely found, thus very desirable, size. The graceful lines and beautifully colored clay on this formidable example antique American stoneware will make this a centerpiece in any setting of early American antiques, country primitives, or 19th century stoneware and Americana.


Antique Merchant Jar Blue Decorated Stoneware Berhens Wheeling West Virginia Pottery For Sale

Antique Stoneware Merchant Jar for West Virginia Grocer »

Circa 1880s: West Virginia merchant jars are highly prized in the collecting realms of antique American stoneware, and this 10" tall F. H. Behrens storage jar manufactured for one of Wheeling, West Virginia's leading grocers, surely fits the bill.


Antique Stoneware Pitcher Blue Decorated Salt Glazed

Antique Stoneware Pitcher Blue Decorated Salt Glazed »

Circa 1870s-1880s: This striking double flower decoration on this folksy two gallon pitcher is classic Peter Hermann, Baltimore, Maryland's premier 19th century potter. This antique American stoneware pitcher has great lines, is big and bold, is in fantastic condition, and will make a superb addition to any collection of stoneware or early American antiques.


Rare Civil War Era Antique American Stoneware with Manganese Floral Decoration and incised Date 1863

Rare Civil War Era Stoneware Crock with
Unusual Manganese Floral Decoration »

Dated 1863: Note the stamped or more formally done "5" gallon mark overwritten by a large 4. An inscribed "4" was also added to the back of the crock so no mistake would be made on its size. Highly unusual manganese floral decoration and rare Civil War date make this an exceptional piece of antique American stoneware. This unusual jar measures 12" Tall, 7" Wide at the top, and 6 1/2" at the bottom.


Antique American Redware Sewer Tile Lunch Hour Folk Art Recumbant Lion Ohio

Ohio Folk Art Sewer Tile Growling Recumbant Lion  »

Circa 1900-1925: Measuring just under 10" wide, this whimsical Ohio sewer tile recumbant lion sports crossed front paws, open mouth, and unusually positioned tail.


Antique Ohio Pottery Blue Decorated Stoneware Salt Glazed Jug Apple Country Primitive For Sale

Antique Ohio Blue Decorated Stoneware Apple Cider Jug »

Circa 1880s: This highly unusual Ohio one gallon apple cider jug stands 11" tall and features a rarely seen freehand apple decoration, showing this jug was meant to hold apple cider or apple jack, its fermented cousin. This neat piece of American stoneware has no chips, cracks, or repairs and has only an off center mouth hold from being placed on the bottom row of the kiln during the firing process. This actually gives the jug a great primitive look and adds to its folksy appeal, making it a wonderful addition to any collection of American folk art pottery, early stoneware, or country antiques.


American Antique Stoneware Cobalt Blue Decorated Southern James River Virginia Ovoid One Gallon Storage jar Moon Decoration For Sale

James River Virginia Ovoid Blue Decorated Salt Glaze
Stoneware Storage Jar »

Circa 1830-1850: This wonderfully primitive 10" James River Virginia ovoid jug sports a circle of coblat that is often referred to as moon decoration. The line on this piece are outstanding, and the cobaly decoration is both unusual and attractive. This is a very nice jar!


Redware Yellow Slip Decorated Plate with letters initials DE Antique Country Primitive

Early 19th Century Redware Plate with Yellow Slip Decoration
Script Reading "DE" with Squiggles Top and Botton  »

Circa 1820-1850: It is always exciting to find the antique redware in yellow script decoration with letters, names or other readble parts. This example of a nice early coggled edge plate boasts the initials "DE" with decorative squiggles flourising across the top and bottom.


Signed West Troy Pottery Cobalt Decorated New York Stoneware Script Jug from Nausbaum and Son, Albany NY

Signed West Troy Pottery Cobalt Decorated
New York Stoneware Script Jug »

Circa 1880s: Five gallon script jugs are hard to find, and this handsome I. Nausbaum and Son Albany, New York merchant jug from West Troy Pottery is an excellent example of late 19th centruy American advertising stoneware. This piece is desirable because of its exuberant cobalt decoration, its unusually large size, and the fact that it is also signed by the pottery where it was turned. Condition is excellent with no chips or cracks and only some minor flaking on the back side of the jug. This large piece of antique American stoneware will stand tall in any fine collection of early adverising, stoneware, or country primitives.


New Geneva Tanware Pitcher for Sale Antique Pennsyvania Stoneware

Huge 11" New Geneva PA Tanware Pitcher »

Prufuse and Unusual Decoration: Here is a fabulous tanware pitcher meant for the most advanced and discerning collector. It is quite uncommon to find tanware pitchers that are taller than nine inches and have greater than a one gallon capacity. Thrown from the light colored upper river clay of the Monongahela, this one and a half gallon pitcher stands eleven inches in height and features highly unususal decoration which includes three stripes, two rows of swirls and top borders of leaf sprays.



Early Ovoid Redware Storage Jar »

Circa 1870-1880: Possibly Attributed to Galena, Illinois. This superb redware storage jar was found in northern Inidiana and shares all the attributes of pottery made in Galena, Illinois.


J Weaver Beaver County PA Pennsylvania Ovoid Blue Decorated Jug

J. Weaver, Beaver County PA Four Gallon Ovoid Jug
with Profuse Floral Decoration  »

Circa 1850s: This stunning 17" four gallon ovoid jug features a large, skillfully renedred, and highly contrasting leaf, stem, and double flower decoration typical of J. Weaver's pottery in far western Pennsylvania's Beaver County. This is a heavy piece of antique American stoneware with a thick but well-crafted handle and beautfully done ovioid form. This is a great piece of Pennsylvania stoneware and would be at home even in the most advanced collections.


Rare American Blue Decorated Stoneware For Sale: Beaver County Pennsylvania Cobalt Decorated 3 Gallon Cake Crock

Beaver County PA Cobalt Decorated 3 Gallon Cake Crock »

Circa late 1840s - late 1870s: Beaver County, Pennsylvania stoneware cake crocks are hard to find, and this J. Weaver three gallon cake crock is the largest example we have ever seen from the region. Measuring a remarkable 12 inches wide from handle to handle and nearly 8 inches in height, this highly decorated and signed western Pennsylvania cake crock is a real gem and is worthy of even the finest collection of early American antiques.


J.A. and C.W. Underwood 2 Gallon Cobalt Blue Freehand Decoarted Churn with Bird on Branch for Sale

J.A. & C.W. Underwood Cobalt Decorated Churn with Bird »

Circa 1865-1867: The J. A. & C. W. Underwood pottery factory was located in  Fort Edward, N.Y. from 1865 - 1867.


Mochaware Footed Bowl

Mochaware Footed Bowl »

Circa 1820-1840: Brown seaweed dendritic decoration on white ground, outlined by two blue pinstrips on yellowware on wonderful raised foot.