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Antique Virginia Blue Decorated Stoneware David Parr

Richmond, Virginia, 1/2 Gallon Cobalt Decorated Jar »

Attributed to David Parr: Noted Richmond, Virginia, stoneware collector and dealer Curtis Rice identifies this handsome and clean freehand cobalt decorated 8 1/2" tall half gallon storage jar as a piece potted by David Parr when he was in Richmond VA before he moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where he gained fame and distinction as one of the city's best potters. Rice confesses he has a few of these jars squirreled away in his personal collection. Now, you can own one of these neat Virginia jars, too.

For Sale: $225

Massachusetts Antique Whatley Blue Decorated Stoneware Jug Early 19th Century

T. Crafts & Company Whatley 1 Gallon Stoneware Jug »

Circa 1830s: Thomas Crafts of Whately, Massachusetts, began manufacturing stoneware in 1833 after a long stint in the pottery business. This well-turned 11 1/2" one gallon ovoid jug has no chips, cracks, or repairs, and has cobalt slip rubbed across its maker's stamp. This example of Whatley's exemplary craft exhibits the simple ovoid form at its finest.

For Sale: $295

Pennsylvania Antique Hamilton Jones Greensboro Blue Decorated Butter Churn Country Primitives For Sale

Hamilton & Jones Greensboro PA 6 Gallon Salt Glazed Churn »

Circa 1880s: Decorated stoneware churns are always desirable, and this large 18 1/2" six gallon Hamilton & Jones butter churn with profuse freehand and stenciled cobalt blue decoration surely fits the bill.

For Sale: $975

New York Antique Chollar Darby Blue Decorated Stoneware Jar

New York Antique Chollar Darby Blue Decorated Stoneware Jar »

Circa 1840: Here is a meaty three gallon 12 1/2" tall ovoid storage jar with floral cobalt blue decoration manufactured by Cortland, New York's Chollar, Darby & Company. this jar has no cracks or reapair and only a few minor flakes around the rim which do not detract from its appearance. The large handles are extremely well-made, and the extreme ovoid form of the jar will make it pop in a collection of antique American stoneware and fine country primitive antiques.

For Sale: $625

West Virginia Antique Stoneware Old Virginia Pickles General Store Jar Blue Decorated 19th Century Country Primitive

Antique Stoneware McMechen's Old Virginia Pickles Jar »

Wheeling, West Virginia, Merchant Jar: We have not seen another example of this rare 15" tall five gallon Wheeling WV McMechen's Old Virginia Pickles jar as most of these Bristol glazed stoneware pickle jars were made for folks in the Midwestern states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri. This large and extremely scarce pickle jar is a certain fit for collectors of West Virginia advertishing stoneware and collectors of country general store items.

For Sale: $550

Baltimore Antique Cobalt Decorated Salt Glazed Stoneware Crock

Baltimore Antique Cobalt Decorated Salt Glazed Stoneware Crock »

Circa 1850: This stamped 3 semi-ovoid 14" storage jar shows attributes from both Baltimore and Philadelphia but was probably made in Baltimore during the 1850s. Condition is excellent with only minor flaking on the top and bottom rims of the jar—no cracks or repairs. The large size of this handsome jar and its dark cobalt hand painted floral decoration will make it stand out in any collection of quality stoneware or early American antiques.

For Sale: $595

Massachusetts Antique Norton Blue Decorated Water Cooler

4 Gallon F.B. Norton Worcester MA Blue Decorated Water Cooler »

Classic Norton Oak Leaf Decoration: The Norton family contains one of the most famous lines of American potters, and their production spans over a century. This is an uncommon form with lots of dark blue hand painted decoration from Worcester's most famous potter, Frank Norton.

For Sale: $650

Vermont Antique Bennington 2 Gallon Cake Crock Blue Decoration

J. and E. Norton Bennington, Vermont 2 Gallon Cake Crock »

Circa 1850s: The J & E Norton mark was used 1850-1859 when Julius and Edward Norton ran the family pottery in Bennington VT. This rare two gallon cake crock stands just over 7 1/2" tall has no chips, cracks, or repairs, and is decorated over most of its field with the traditional Norton cobalt floral spray. This piece probably never had a lid and was meant to have cheese cloth stretched over its lip and tied off with twine. This is a scarce and interesting form from one of the premier 19th century American families of potters.

For Sale: $695

New York Antique Early Blue Decorated Ovoid Salt Glazed Jug

Early New York Blue Decorated Ovoid Salt Glazed Jug  »

Attributed to Clarkson Croilus, Jr.: This beautifully primitive two gallon ovoid stoneware jug stands nearly 13" tall and is attributed to the Croilus family, most probably Clarkson Croilus, Jr., his celebrated father's namesake. There are no chips, cracks, or repairs on this fine example of early 19th century New York stoneware, and it will fit in perfectly in any collection of antique crockery or antique America country primitives.

For Sale: $975

West Virginia Antiques Blue Decorated Richey Hamilton Palatine Stoneware Jar

West Virginia Antique Blue Decorated Stoneware Jar »

Circa 1880s: Half gallon, 8" tall, blue stencil decorated small stoneware jar from Palatine West Virginia.

For Sale: $485

David Albright Trumbull County Ohio Antique Blue Decorated Stoneware 19th Century

David Albright, Trumbull County Ohio Blue Decorated Stonewar Jar »

Circa 1830s: Standing 11 1/2" in height, this early, marked D. Albright blue decorated stoneware jar from Ohio has excellent form and wonderful character.

For Sale: $945

Antique Hamilton and Jones 2 Gallon Blue Decorated Stoneware Jar from Greensboro Pennsylvania PA

Hamilton and Jones 2 Gallon Blue Decorated Stoneware Jar »

Circa 1880s: Standing 12" in height, with 5 blue freehand stripes and nice, well done stencil decoration, this is a classic example of the highly collected Hamilton and Jones pottery.

For Sale: $485

Antique Stoneware Blue Decorated Bedford PA Pottery For Sale

Hedding and Covalt, Bedford PA 2 Gallon Merchant Jar »

Circa 1880s: Here is a scarce and hard to find two gallon merchant jar from Bedford, Pennsylvania merchants Hedding and Covalt. This piece of blue decorated stoneware has good, clear cobalt stencil decoration that covers its field from top to bottom. Condition is excellent -- no, chips, cracks, or repairs. We have seen a few one gallon jars from Hedding & Covalt find their way to the open market, but this is the first time we have seen a two gallon example from this merchant.

For Sale: $850

A. Conrad New Geneva PA Antique Blue Decorated Stoneware

A. Conrad New Geneva Blue Decorated Stoneware Jar »

One Gallon: Standing 10" in height, with a blue freehand stripe painted under the rim and nice A. Conrad New Geneva stencil with decoration on the front.

For Sale: $295

Virginia Antique Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Merchant Jug 19th Century

E.B. Taylor, Richmond, Virginia, Stencil Decorated Merchant Jug »

Circa 1880s: A.P. Donaghho, West Virginia's premier potter, made this rare 1/2 gallon 9 1/2" jug for Richmond VA merchant E.B. Taylor. Conditon is excellent with only a single minute flake on the lip. Jugs of this size, especially in this fine condition with a good, clear cobalt signature, are very hard to find and are extremely desirable by collectors who love diminutive pieces for the simple reason that they take up less shelf space than their hefty counterparts.

For Sale: $575

West Virginia Antique Donaghho Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Crock

One Gallon Cobalt Decorated A. P. Donaghho Stoneware Crock »

Circa 1861-1890: A.P. Donaghho, West Virginia's premier potter, was in the pottery business for over three decades, and his output was great, thus testifying to his mastery of the craft and the high quality of the stoneware he produced. This pleasing 10" one gallon blue decorated storage jar is an excellent example of Donaghho's work. The stencil decoration is clear and dark, and the jar is potted perfectly, comes with no chips, cracks, or repairs, and is sure to please its new owner.

For Sale: $275

Antique American Stoneware Indiana or Ohio Cobalt Decorated Storage Jar

Ovoid One Gallon Freehand Blue Decorated Lidded Storage Jar »

Circa 1850s: Here is a wonderful 10" one gallon lidded ovoid storage jar with whimsical bold cobalt blue freehand decoration. When longtime Indiana stoneware expert Dr. Anthony Charles Stringfellow examined this jar, he immediately informed us that it is most probably from Annapolis, Indiana. "When you see a roomful of these pieces together," he commented, "you can tell by the ears and the clay that they are from Annapolis." Of course, we have never had the opportunity to view an entire collection of Annapolis, Indiana, stoneware as even a single piece is rare to find on the open market; so we are selling this jar as an early Midwestern (Indiana or Ohio) blue decorated one gallon ovoid storage jar.

For Sale: $625

John Weaver Beaver County PA Antique American Cobalt Blue Decorated Stoneware

1850s Beaver County J. Weaver 4 Gallon Stoneware Jar »

Circa 1850s: Standing 14 1/2" in height, this meaty four gallon storage jar was maufactured by John Weaver of Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Stoneware manufactured in Beaver County is often boldly decorated, and this handsome jar's cobalt design, which approximates grapevines, is a stunning and imaginative example of the work done by the decorators at Mr. Weaver's pottery works. One should note that Weaver's stoneware is extremely shiny. This is because decorators in this shop -- and elsewhere in Beaver County, to be sure -- first covered the stoneware with a gray slip as to mask the dull red clay of the region before they brushed cobalt onto the pieces and fired them in the kiln. In other words, there are two layers of slip on Weaver's salt-glazed pottery, and this process made the stoneware more attractive and thus more marketable in its day.

For Sale: $795

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

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

Antique American One Gallon Stoneware Cream Crock »

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 Indiana S. Weiss Lamar 8 Gallon Merchant Crock

S. Weiss Lamar, Indiana, 8 Gallon Merchant Crock »

Circa 1880s: Potted, decorated, and kiln fired in Cannelton, Indiana, this mammoth 16 1/2" tall eight gallon stonware jar was brushed with dark chocolate brown Albany slip and stenciled with Cannelton's signature mustard slip decoration. Indiana stoneware expert and collector Dr. Anthony Charles Stringfellow mentioned to us that he hs seen plenty of two gallon Weiss jars but has never seen one in a scarce eight gallon size.


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.


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 som


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.


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.