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Historic Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign Stoneware, 1862, Old Abe Prest
Cobalt decoration reads: Lyman Stone – Waterbury VT – 1862 – Old Abe Prest
One of only three extant pieces of stoneware referencing Lincoln
Date/Period: 1862


Historic Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign Stoneware, 1862, Old Abe Prest Cobalt decoration reads: Lyman Stone – Waterbury VT – 1862 – Old Abe Prest One of only three extant pieces of stoneware referencing Lincoln, entire view

Measurement: Height: 12.5”

Material: Salt glaze stoneware, cobalt

Condition: Outstanding original condition

Additional Information: Unique cobalt decorated stoneware jug impressed S. Johns
Stoneware under spout; 1-gallon capacity. The factory was operated by George W.
Farrar in 1862. To learn about the Farrar family of potters see American Stoneware by
William C. Ketchum, published by Henry Holt and Company, 1991; pp. 44, 45, 46.

Lyman Stone (1800 – 1870) is listed in the 1850 census as a blacksmith in
Waterbury. Stone (1801-1870) served as a Division Superintendent on the Central
Vermont Railroad.

Political stoneware is exceptionally rare. Add the Lincoln connection and you've got
something special!

$8,975.00

1121-74


Historic Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign Stoneware, 1862, Old Abe Prest Cobalt decoration reads: Lyman Stone – Waterbury VT – 1862 – Old Abe Prest One of only three extant pieces of stoneware referencing Lincoln, entire view 2

Historic Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign Stoneware, 1862, Old Abe Prest Cobalt decoration reads: Lyman Stone – Waterbury VT – 1862 – Old Abe Prest One of only three extant pieces of stoneware referencing Lincoln, entire view 3

Historic Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign Stoneware, 1862, Old Abe Prest Cobalt decoration reads: Lyman Stone – Waterbury VT – 1862 – Old Abe Prest One of only three extant pieces of stoneware referencing Lincoln, entire view 4

Historic Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign Stoneware, 1862, Old Abe Prest Cobalt decoration reads: Lyman Stone – Waterbury VT – 1862 – Old Abe Prest One of only three extant pieces of stoneware referencing Lincoln, detail view

Historic Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign Stoneware, 1862, Old Abe Prest Cobalt decoration reads: Lyman Stone – Waterbury VT – 1862 – Old Abe Prest One of only three extant pieces of stoneware referencing Lincoln, detail view 2



Rockingham Toby Pitcher, Creamer/Syrup, Figure with Jug of Ale
Probably Bennington
Date/Period: Circa 1840-1850s


Rockingham Toby Pitcher, Creamer/Syrup, Figure with Jug of Ale Probably Bennington, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 6"

Material: Buff color stoneware, Rockingham flint enamel glaze

Condition: Excellent, one tiny fleabite on underside of foot

Additional Information: Colonial Patriot wearing tri-corner hat with cockade.
Bennington verses Staffordshire: We see similar pitches assigned to Bennington, those
with slightly concave bottom and unglazed foot rims are said not to be Bennington; this
jug features a “highly concave” bottom as displayed on page 40, figure 43 of Richard
Cart Barret’s How to Identify Bennington Pottery; Barret discusses variants.

$145.00

859-23


Rockingham Toby Pitcher, Creamer/Syrup, Figure with Jug of Ale Probably Bennington, entire view 2



Rockingham Pottery, Toby Pitcher,
Lidded, Removeable Hat, Taking Snuff
Date/Period: 1840-1860


Rockingham Pottery, Toby Pitcher, Lidded, Removeable Hat, Taking Snuff, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 9"

Material: Pottery, buff colored stoneware, Rockingham flint enamel glaze

Condition: Excellent, original; we have lid sherds

Additional Information: The well-fed gentleman standing on round base taking snuff
wears a tri-corner hat. C-scroll handle.

$245.00

859-24


Rockingham Pottery, Toby Pitcher, Lidded, Removeable Hat, Taking Snuff, entire view 2



Rockingham Martha Gunn Toby Jug, SCARCE
Possibly Rockingham/Staffordshire
Date/Period: 1840


Rockingham Martha Gunn Toby Jug, SCARCE Possibly Rockingham/Staffordshire, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 8"

Material: Buff color stoneware, Rockingham flint enamel glaze

Condition: Excellent, original

Additional Information: Female figures are very uncommon in Toby jugs; this plump
gal is pouring gin.

$265.00

859-22


Rockingham Martha Gunn Toby Jug, SCARCE Possibly Rockingham/Staffordshire, entire view 2



Rockingham Pottery, Toby Pitcher, Lidded,
Removeable Hat, Taking Snuff
Date/Period: 1840-1860


Rockingham Pottery, Toby Pitcher, Lidded, Removeable Hat, Taking Snuff, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 9.5"; width: 4"; depth: 3"

Material: Pottery, buff colored stoneware, Rockingham flint enamel glaze

Condition: Excellent, original, hairline to rim of cover, else fine

Additional Information: The overweight gentleman standing on grape vines taking
snuff wears a tri-corner hat. C-scroll handle.

$285.00

859-21


Rockingham Pottery, Toby Pitcher, Lidded, Removeable Hat, Taking Snuff, entire view 2



Stoneware Jug, Old Bridge, New Jersey, Federal Eagle Medallion, RARE
Attributed to Branch Green
Date/Period: Circa 1810


Tall Post Bed, Tiger & Birds Eye Maple, Beautifully Turned Posts New England or Pennsylvania, entire view

Measurement: Height: 14.25"

Material: Stoneware

Condition: Very good, eagle impression is kind of weak yet extremely rare

Additional Information: A rare ovoid jug with footed base, shoulder displays two rows
of coggled oval decoration, neck, and spout are tooled; decorated with a lightly
impressed 3 5/8 inch Federal eagle within elliptical cartouche brushed in cobalt.

$1,950.00

1393-2


Tall Post Bed, Tiger & Birds Eye Maple, Beautifully Turned Posts New England or Pennsylvania, entire view 2

Tall Post Bed, Tiger & Birds Eye Maple, Beautifully Turned Posts New England or Pennsylvania, entire view 3

Tall Post Bed, Tiger & Birds Eye Maple, Beautifully Turned Posts New England or Pennsylvania, detail view

Tall Post Bed, Tiger & Birds Eye Maple, Beautifully Turned Posts New England or Pennsylvania, detail view 2



Stoneware Crock, H.M. Whitman, Havana, New York, Tree Decoration
Date/Period: 1860-1862


Stoneware Crock, H.M. Whitman, Havana, New York, Tree Decoration, entire view

Measurement: Height: 7”

Material: Stoneware, salt glaze, cobalt

Condition: Hairline

Additional Information: Slightly ovoid crock with tooled shoulder; applied lug
handles…impressed makers mark brushed in cobalt, “H.M. WHITMAN / HAVANA, NY,”
[New York]. Brushed tree design. Henry
H. M. Whitman, H. M. Whitman Pottery, Havana (Montour Falls), NY

$450.00

1002-422


Stoneware Crock, H.M. Whitman, Havana, New York, Tree Decoration, detail view



Stoneware Canteen, Relief Portrait of George Washington, Panoply of Arms
Date/Period: 1830’s to 1840’s


Stoneware Canteen, Relief Portrait of George Washington, Panoply of Arms, entire view

Measurement: Height: 6"; width: 5"; depth: 2.5"

Material: Slip cast stoneware, manganese glaze

Condition: Excellent, no repairs; two tiny trivial chips to spout,
small “in the making” glaze skips at base

Additional Information: We have never seen another example…

$875.00

232-418


Stoneware Canteen, Relief Portrait of George Washington, Panoply of Arms, entire view 2

Stoneware Canteen, Relief Portrait of George Washington, Panoply of Arms, detail view

Stoneware Canteen, Relief Portrait of George Washington, Panoply of Arms, detail view 2



Stoneware Cooler Made by G.W. Price & Van Loon, Brush & Slip Decoration Probably Ashfield, Massachusetts
Date/Period: 1850s


Stoneware Cooler Made by G.W. Price & Van Loon, Brush & Slip Decoration Probably Ashfield, Massachusetts, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 15"

Material: Salt Glazed Stoneware and cobalt slip, interior with Albany slip, buff/light
brown body

Condition: Small chip to rim, large chip to inside of one handle, chips & hairlines to
base.

Additional Information: We have found nothing regarding the partnership of Price &
Van Loon, William Ketchum in his book American Stoneware [page 53] states that
Staats Van Loon was an employee of Hastings and Belding from 1851 to 1854; they
went into receivership in 1854 when Van Loon and another employee, George
Washington Boyden bought the company with Guilford still holding one-third share. The
partners [Van Loon & Boyden / Ashfield / Mass] struggled for two years abandoning
their business in 1856. Their pieces are rare. Laura Woodside Watkins wrote in her
Magazine Antiques article, September 1935, Page 96, “After the industry failed, Van
Loon disappeared from Ashfield, perhaps to drift to Bennington or to some other of the
Vermont potteries”.


See New England Potters and Their Wares by Laura Woodside Watkins (Harvard
University Press, 1950) chapter XIII, pp. 108, 109. The Whately Ashfield Group.
Watkins mentions that Staats Van Loon was exceedingly skillful at making offhand
pieces; he first appears in the Ashfield tax list in 1851. It is likely that he migrated from
Pennsylvania or New York State. Watkins notes that all Ashfield pottery chips easily for
various reasons.

This wonderful cooler features a tooled and incised rim and shoulder, applied
handles…the terminuses pick-out in cobalt. The impressed makers mark is brushed in
blue; above the mark in script is “Made By” The front displays three flowers surmounting
undulating sprigging; above the raised bung with four simulated screwheads is a folky
basket of foliage. The back is decorated with an undulating leafy vine running handle-to-
handle. Where the body meets the flaring footed base is found a concentric line of blue
above scalloping. The piece has a powerful presence as is or may be a candidate for
restoration by our restorer or yours.

$5,250.00

859-36


Stoneware Cooler Made by G.W. Price & Van Loon, Brush & Slip Decoration Probably Ashfield, Massachusetts, entire view 2

Stoneware Cooler Made by G.W. Price & Van Loon, Brush & Slip Decoration Probably Ashfield, Massachusetts, entire view 3

Stoneware Cooler Made by G.W. Price & Van Loon, Brush & Slip Decoration Probably Ashfield, Massachusetts, detail view 1

Stoneware Cooler Made by G.W. Price & Van Loon, Brush & Slip Decoration Probably Ashfield, Massachusetts, entire view 2

Stoneware Cooler Made by G.W. Price & Van Loon, Brush & Slip Decoration Probably Ashfield, Massachusetts, bottom view

Stoneware Cooler Made by G.W. Price & Van Loon, Brush & Slip Decoration Probably Ashfield, Massachusetts, bottom detail



Stoneware Churn, Ohio, Spotted Bird on Stump, 10-Gallon
Date/Period: 1851-1875 - SOLD


Stoneware Churn, Ohio, Spotted Bird on Stump, 10-Gallon, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 21"

Material: Stoneware [salt-glazed]

Condition: Restoration to rim chip and to 5” hairline near base, displays well

Additional Information: Decorated stoneware churn, probably Akron, Ohio, third quarter-19th
century. Ten gallons, slightly ovoid form with a large cobalt bird [Grouse] on a branch. This
churn is one of a group of decorated stoneware displaying a a left-facing bird.

One of that group is a churn incised with the name of potter William
McBurney of Akron and Middlebury. McBurney probably trained at
the Norton pottery and eventually moved to the Akron area in the
1860s. It is not certain whether McBurney made that churn, or all the
left-facing-bird objects. The McBurney churn is illustrated in A History
of Northeast Ohio Stoneware by F. Robert Treichler, page 57.
One of that group is a churn incised with the name of potter William
McBurney of Akron and Middlebury. McBurney probably trained at
the Norton pottery and eventually moved to the Akron area in the
1860s. It is not certain that McBurney made the churn, or the other
left-facing-bird pieces.
The McBurney churn is illustrated in A History of Northeast Ohio
Stoneware
by F. Robert Treichler, page 57. A related churn is
illustrated on page 55, and bears the name D.S. Alexander, who was likely a merchant and
agent in Detroit. That jug is also discussed and illustrated in Equal in Goodness: Ohio
Decorative Arts 1788-1860, entry 104. Another Alexander piece (an 1876 Centennial jug) was
appraised by Alan Katz on the Antiques Roadshow in St. Paul, Minnesota, in June 2004. D.S.
Alexander was likely David Alexander, a farm implements dealer and the older brother of noted
businessman, J. Park Alexander (1834-1908). The younger Alexander engaged in a variety of
successful business ventures, however, is perhaps best known for the development of a
stoneware distribution network. He worked with several local potters and maintained
warehouses in Akron, Detroit, and Chicago.

The Alexander churn sold at Garth's, May 2012, lot 74.
PROVENANCE: Ex Collection of Jim Murphy of Grove City, Ohio.

From Garth's 05.15.2015 catalogue: Jim Murphy (1941 to 2012) spent more than three decades
researching Ohio pottery, often publishing his findings in short but highly important articles in
various publications, including the Journal of the American Art Pottery Association, as well as
several self-published pamphlets (some of which, along with his notes were posthumously
published by his friends Jeff Carskadden and Richard Gartley as James L. Murphy's Checklist
of 19th-Century Bluebird Potters and Potteries in Muskingum County, Ohio). His devotion to
collecting was just as passionate, and Jim amassed an encyclopedic collection of Ohio pottery.

SOLD

859-11


Stoneware Churn, Ohio, Spotted Bird on Stump, 10-Gallon, entire view 1



Stoneware, Ovoid Jar, James Remmey,
Manhattan-Wells, New York, Cobalt Incised Floral Decoration
Impressed Mark Brushed in Cobalt, Open Loop Handles, Circa 1810; RARE


Stoneware Ovoid Jar by James Remmey, Circa 1810, angle view

Salt glazed, impressed makers within cobalt circle; back displays incised floral-leaf decoration brushed in blue; additional cobalt highlights to handle terminals, interior with Albany slip. (There is a .25" chip to rim, a single stone ping and a very tight and fine approximately 1" hairline; one handle superbly restored/replaced.)
(H: 11.5")

$4,250

1124-3


Stoneware Ovoid Jar by James Remmey, Circa 1810, entire view
Stoneware Ovoid Jar by James Remmey, Circa 1810, maker detail



19th Century Stoneware Merchant Jug, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Marked: “W. Simes & Co. / Portsmouth N.H. (Under capacity mark)
Attributed to Edmands Pottery, Charlestown, Massachusetts
Date/Period: 1837-1851 - SOLD


19th Century Stoneware Merchant Jug, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Marked: “W. Simes & Co. / Portsmouth N.H. (Under capacity mark) Attributed to Edmands Pottery, Charlestown, Massachusetts, entire view

Measurement: Two Gallons

Material: Stoneware, cobalt decoration

Condition: Allover staining that will clean; hairlines to handle, two trivial flakes to base

Additional Information: Very little marked stoneware is associated with Portsmouth,
N.H. There was no stoneware production in Portsmouth; most of the domestic
stoneware found was almost always produced at the stoneware potteries of
Charlestown, Massachusetts.

This exciting jug bears the merchant mark of William Simes (1806-1880) who was an
important figure in nineteenth century Portsmouth. Records at the New Hampshire
Historical Society and the Portsmouth Athenaeum indicate that he operated as a dry
goods merchant in Portsmouth from 1837 to 1851. (We have compiled a dossier
regarding the esteemed Simes family). William Simes apparently continued in the family
business as a dry goods merchant that descended in his family starting with John Simes
who migrated to from England to New Hampshire about 1736. The Historical Society
owns a Hard Times Token marked; “William Simes & Co. Dealers in Teas, Wines &
Groceries / No. 1 Pierce’s Buildings / Portsmouth N.H.”
The other side is dated “1837.”
The cobalt decorated bird is associated with production in Charlestown by Emands
Pottery; probably by Barnabas Edmands’ (1778-1872) shop, a pot-works that was
established at 55 Austin Street by Edmands and his brother-in-law William Boroughs in
1812.

Simes was elected mayor of Portsmouth in 1861, he died in 1880.

SOLD

309-4


19th Century Stoneware Merchant Jug, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Marked: “W. Simes & Co. / Portsmouth N.H. (Under capacity mark) Attributed to Edmands Pottery, Charlestown, Massachusetts, entire view 2

19th Century Stoneware Merchant Jug, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Marked: “W. Simes & Co. / Portsmouth N.H. (Under capacity mark) Attributed to Edmands Pottery, Charlestown, Massachusetts, entire view 3

19th Century Stoneware Merchant Jug, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Marked: “W. Simes & Co. / Portsmouth N.H. (Under capacity mark) Attributed to Edmands Pottery, Charlestown, Massachusetts, detail view 1

19th Century Stoneware Merchant Jug, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Marked: “W. Simes & Co. / Portsmouth N.H. (Under capacity mark) Attributed to Edmands Pottery, Charlestown, Massachusetts, detail view 2

19th Century Stoneware Merchant Jug, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Marked: “W. Simes & Co. / Portsmouth N.H. (Under capacity mark) Attributed to Edmands Pottery, Charlestown, Massachusetts, detail view 3

19th Century Stoneware Merchant Jug, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Marked: “W. Simes & Co. / Portsmouth N.H. (Under capacity mark) Attributed to Edmands Pottery, Charlestown, Massachusetts, detail view 4



Stoneware Floor Urns, Arts & Crafts Garden Urns, Wheatley Pottery Company
Attributed to Wheatley Pottery Company, Cincinnati
Date/Period: Probably 1903-1927 - SOLD


Stoneware Floor Urns, Arts & Crafts Garden Urns, Wheatley Pottery Company Attributed to Wheatley Pottery Company, Cincinnati, entire view

Measurement: Height: 28.5"

Material: Stoneware

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: Large bulbus jars impressed with shape number: W 370; one
with a thick drippy glaze, the other smooth

SOLD

859-30




Stoneware Jar, Vase, Cobalt, Flared Rim, Projecting Foot
Unknown Maker although Strasburg, Virginia has been suggested
Likely Late 19th Century


Antique Stoneware Jar/Vase with Cobalt Decoration and Flared Rim, Late 19th Century, angle view

(Fine condition; H: 8.25”)

$1,575

331-6


Antique Stoneware Jar/Vase with Cobalt Decoration and Flared Rim, Late 19th Century, entire view
Antique Stoneware Jar/Vase with Cobalt Decoration and Flared Rim, Late 19th Century, bottom detail



Comforter Spaniel
Mid-19th Century
With great attitude, finely molded and mounted on a base made for the spaniel rather than the usual inverted "vegetable tureen" base...


Comforter Spaniel
Mid-19th Century, front view

The seated stoneware spaniel stands approximately 11.5-inches and has a Rockingham glaze. The dog is seated on a rectangular base with embossed foliate decoration; serpentine front and back. The piece remains in excellent original condition. (Height: 11.5 inches; Width: 9.5 inches; Depth: 6.5 inches.)

$1,250

588-1


Comforter Spaniel
Mid-19th Century, scale view
Comforter Spaniel
Mid-19th Century, back view



4-Gallon Stoneware Crock, Brushed and Slip Trailed Cobalt Paddle Tail Bird Decoration
Unsigned, Impressed 4, Likely N.Y., 19th Century


Antique Four Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Bird Decoration, 19th Century, angle view

Semi-ovoid with tooled collar, semi-rounded rim, applied lug handles; deep, dark, greasy cobalt blue decoration featuring a detailed bird perched on flowering vine.
(Excellent condition; H: 12.5”)

$785

492-167


Antique Four Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Bird Decoration, 19th Century, entire view
Antique Four Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Bird Decoration, 19th Century, mark detail



Stoneware Barrel Form Water Cooler,
Bands Unknown maker,
New York or New England,
Circa 1880-1890


Stoneware Barrel Form Water Cooler, Bands Unknown maker, entire view

Stoneware Barrel Form Water Cooler, Bands
Unknown maker, New York or new England, Circa 1880-1890

$535.00

1322-31




Molded Stoneware, Standing Spaniel on Base, Incised Details
Date/Period: 19th Century - SOLD


Molded Stoneware, Standing Spaniel on Base, Incised Details, entire view

Measurement: Height: 10.75"

Material: Stoneware, Albany slip

Condition: Excellent, couple flakes to inner rim…underside of base

Additional Information: A folksy example featuring incised facial features, collar, chain, and lock.

SOLD

1127-49


Molded Stoneware, Standing Spaniel on Base, Incised Details, entire view 2

Molded Stoneware, Standing Spaniel on Base, Incised Details, base view



Stoneware, Jugs, Jar, Crock, Norton, Vermont
Sold separately


Stoneware, Jugs, Jar, Crock, Norton, Vermont, entire view

Removed

Stoneware Jug, E. & L.P. Norton, Bennington, Vermont, Strong Cobalt Decoration
Edward Norton & Luman Preston Norton, Circa 1870 (Worked together 1861 to 1881)
Impressed Mark Brushed in Cobalt
- SOLD
Two Gallon, flattened spout rim, applied handle, slip-trailed leaf design
(Excellent condition; H: 14.25")

167-14

Stoneware Jar, Crock, J & E Norton, Bennington, Vermont, Strong Cobalt
Julius and Edward Norton, Circa 1850 to 1859)
Impressed Mark Brushed in Cobalt
- SOLD
1.5- Gallon, slip trailed leaf design
(Excellent Original Condition; H: 10.5")
167-15




Stoneware Pitcher, Massive, Alkaline Glaze
American, possibly North Carolina [Southern, but could be Ohio]?
Date/Period: Circa 1880 - SOLD


Stoneware Pitcher, Massive, Alkaline Glaze American, possibly North Carolina [Southern, but could be Ohio]?, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 17"

Material: Kaolin, alkaline glaze

Condition: Excellent original condition

Additional Information: Olive color with iron speckles. Could be a shop advertising
piece or for industrial use. Sorry to be ambiguous with this one!

SOLD

632-133


Stoneware Pitcher, Massive, Alkaline Glaze American, possibly North Carolina [Southern, but could be Ohio]?, entire view 2

Stoneware Pitcher, Massive, Alkaline Glaze American, possibly North Carolina [Southern, but could be Ohio]?, entire view 3

Stoneware Pitcher, Massive, Alkaline Glaze American, possibly North Carolina [Southern, but could be Ohio]?, entire view 4

Stoneware Pitcher, Massive, Alkaline Glaze American, possibly North Carolina [Southern, but could be Ohio]?, entire view 5

Stoneware Pitcher, Massive, Alkaline Glaze American, possibly North Carolina [Southern, but could be Ohio]?, entire view 6

Stoneware Pitcher, Massive, Alkaline Glaze American, possibly North Carolina [Southern, but could be Ohio]?, bottom

Stoneware Pitcher, Massive, Alkaline Glaze American, possibly North Carolina [Southern, but could be Ohio]?, interior




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