AUCTION 43 – SPRING 2017

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Stoneware Redware

SW001 Wilkinson - Kingston

Minimum Bid: $2500

Range:$4000-5000

Sold: $5150

The Wilkinson family were successful merchants in early Kingston. A fair number of their crocks have survived and they feature some of the best pottery designs to have come out of neighbouring Picton in the 1860s and 70s. This 3 gal cream crock has a wonderful bird from Skinner & Co Picton. Skinner birds are very rare and desirable. Near mint condition. Some hairline cracking front near the base (see photo). 1" fine hairline in the rim front left. This is real minor stuff. This crock is in beautiful condition. A fabulous piece!

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SW002 Wilkinson - Kingston CW

Minimum Bid: $1000

Range:$1500-2000

Sold: $1500

A beautiful 2 gal cream crock from G.M. Wilkinson, Kingston CW. This is the big brother to the small one we sold last auction. The design is a scarce Skinner & Co tree. This crock is in excellent clean condition, but there is some cracking: a heavy crack runs full down the right side; there are two incredibly fine hairline crossing at the rear; and there are very fine hairlines criss-crossing the base. Despite the damage, this piece looks great and displays well.

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SW003 Wilkinson - Kingston CW

Minimum Bid: $1000

Range:$1500-2000

Sold: $1550

A killer 1 gal cream crock from G.M. Wilkinson Kingston CW. 9" tall. This is one of the best examples of the Hart Picton banner design that I have ever seen; looks great on this small urn shaped crock. Near mint condition. Potstone left side rim and a few tiny flakes.

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SW004 Holmesville Bowl

Minimum Bid: $750

Range:$1200-1500

Sold: $750

The redware pieces in this auction are all from an old Ontario collection that was assembled largely in the Kitchener/Waterloo area. This Holmesville bowl is a very special piece of Ontario redware. It is exceedingly rare to find redware with any kind of writing, much less the word "OLD". This may be in reference to old cheese. The glaze is a beautiful "strawberry swirl" characteristic of the pieces made by David Burns at his Holmesville works. Thanks to BD for that evocative description! A large piece, easily over a gal. 6 1/2" tall and 10 1/2" in diameter across the rim. Excellent condition. 1" of flaking off the rim at the rear and a few other minor imperfections. A standout piece in even the most advanced Ontario redware collection.

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SW005 Miniature Pitcher

Minimum Bid: $750

Range:$1200-1500

Sold: $2450

A spectacular miniature redware pitcher, 2 1/2" tall! Likely a sample or novelty piece, but possibly a very small creamer. Found near Beaverton Ontario, but unlikely to be a product of the potteries in that area. While we cannot make a solid attribution to a potter, we are confident that this is an Ontario piece, based on the classic SW Ontario Germanic form. The glaze is extraordinary! Near mint with only the tiniest imperfections. A truly unique and beautiful piece.

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SW006 Small Ovoid Jug

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: $1050

This beautiful ovoid redware jug is tiny, maybe an 1/8 gal size, 5 1/2" tall. An early piece, likely 1830s-40s. The army green glaze is a type found in SW Ontario, but the potter is not known. An old sticker on the base attributes this piece to Gottlieb Kreuch, a German-born potter, who operated in Mitchell, Ontario in the early 1860s. We have no evidence to support this claim and suspect the piece is considerably older. Near mint condition. EX Batchelor Collection.

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SW007 Ahrens - Paris CW

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: $2550

While Ahrens produced a lot of ware, very few marked pieces have survived. This early redware jug is marked J.H. Ahrens, Paris CW. The glaze is an applesauce colour over a dark red body. A large 1 gal size, 12 " tall. Excellent condition with no cracks or chips. A bit of light flaking to the glaze.

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SW008 Presley - Orangeville

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: $850

A rare figural bank in the form of a chicken. Sticker on the base attributes this to the Presley Brick Co of Orangeville, but I have not seen published research that confirms this attribution. It has been suggested to me that these may be American-made, but again there does not seen to be hard evidence of this fact. These banks are rare in Canada and seem to be rarer still in the US. Old red paint that is well worn. Near mint condition. Few of these have survived, since you were meant to break the bank to retrieve the coins.

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SW009 Eby - Conestogo

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: $1100

A lovely 1/4" gallon syrup jug from Eby Conestogo. Dark brick red glaze with a light sponge pattern. Metallic finish. Near mint condition with only the tiniest flakes off the rim.

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SW010 Redware Sugar

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $475

A fabulous redware sugar pot. 4 1/4" to the top of the finial. The glaze is a rich dark orange with a metallic sheen. This piece was found in New Hamburg Ontario. A handful of similar examples have also been found in the area, but no solid attribution can be made to a specific Ontario potter. While the glaze and some of the finishes resemble Eby ware from Conestogo, this piece is thin-walled and the handle application is not typical for Eby. It has been suggested to me that this may be an early import from the US, but US redware experts do not recognize it as one of theirs. Our opinion is that this piece is likely Ontario-made, but this is not proven. Regardless, this is an exceptionally fine piece of redware in outstanding condition. If proved to be Eby, this will be a museum piece.

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SW011 Redware Bottle

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $425

A small number of redware bottles have been found in the London area over the years. The glazes vary tremendously with some been quite yellow and others more green. This one is a bit of both. A ton of character to this bottle. Near mint with only minor imperfections.

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SW012 Hudson's Bay Co

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $750

A sweet 1/2 gal jug from the Hudson's Bay Co. 9 1/2" tall. Near mint with only minor imperfections. Redwing or Medalta?

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SW013 Patterson - New Glasgow

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $350

A beautiful 2 gal jug from D. Patterson New Glasgow Nova Scotia. The jug was made by Bertrand & Lavoie of St. Johns Quebec. This piece is in incredible condition. Dead mint. Looks like the day it was made.

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SW014 Goodmurphy - Gore Bay

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $1200

A lovely 1/2 gal oyster jar from J. Goodmurphy. Gore Bay is on Manitoulin Island. A rare small town piece. Mint condition!

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SW015 Buxton - St. John

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $250

A 1/2 gal jug from T.B. Buxton St. John NB. An early English-made jug. Lots of character to the glaze of this one. Two hairline cracks through the handle. A bit of stain to the body.

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SW016 Russell - Fredericton

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $300

A 2 gal script jug from J.A. Russell Fredericton. These are the only Canadian script jugs known to have been made by the Ottman Bros of Fort Edward NY. 4" hairline up from the base left side. A couple of potstones. Overall excellent.

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SW017 Flack & Van Arsdale - Cornwall

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $400

A 2 gal cream crock from Flack & Van Arsdale Cornwall. Near mint with only minor imperfections. Beautiful bird design that is well executed. Heavy saltglaze gives this one a great texture.

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SW018 Flack & Van Arsdale - Cornwall

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $140

A 2 gal cream crock from Flack & Van Arsdale Cornwall. Excellent condition. Some chipping to the underside of the right handle. Original lid.

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SW019 Lymans Clare - Montreal

Minimum Bid: $125

Range:$200-250

Sold: $200

A great little 1/4 gal pharmacy crock from Lyman Clare druggists Montreal. 6 1/2" tall. Mint condition. The lip leans a bit, giving the piece a lot of character. This is an early crock, likely late 1860s. You can put together quite the collection of crocks from this firm.

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SW020 Shaw - Quebec

Minimum Bid: $125

Range:$200-250

Sold: $125

A two gallon jug from R. Shaw & Co wine & spirit merchants Quebec. The writing is a bit tough to read. The flower is a Farrar type from the late 1860s. A very crude piece. The saltglaze has an almost metallic sheen. 1/4" flake off the mouth.

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SW021 Clouthier - St. Therese

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A lovely 1/2 gal jug from D. Clouthier of St. Therese Quebec. 1 1/2" heavy chip off the base edge rear. Heavy drip of glaze down the handle. The overall condition of this one is excellent. A rare sm town piece.

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SW022 Sabourin - Montreal

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $150

A tiny bean crock 4 1/2" tall from Felix Sabourin of Montreal. Some chipping to the rim but otherwise excellent. This is the smallest marked bean crock I have seen, considerably smaller than the normal Sabourin one.

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SW023 Burnett - Cobourg

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $160

A sweet 1/4 gal jug from J. Burnett. Though not marked, this is most certainly a piece from Cobourg, Ontario. Near mint condition. Couple of spots of rust on the front, that would likely clean. Run of burnt glaze down the handle. A lovely small piece.

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SW024 Baird - St Johns

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $180

A two gal jug from James Baird St Johns NF. No chips or cracks but heavy wear all around the body from burial.

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SW025 Spalding & Stewart - Perth

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-200

Sold: $120

A 2 gal jug from Spalding & Stewart distillers Perth Ontario. Heavy chipping to the mouth. The handle and body are excellent.

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SW026 Leclair - North Lancaster

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: Not

A 2 gal molasses jug from A. Leclair North Lancaster Ontario. Hugely exaggerated pour spout. A couple of flakes off the back edge of the mouth and some real light spaulding left side near the base. A great sm town piece.

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SW027 Pair of Kingston Crocks

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $140

Two Kingston crocks. The 1 gal M. Conroy has a professionally replaced handle. Some heavy stain to the body. The 1/4 gal James Tierney is a scarce crock. This one has a professionally restored handle and displays mint.

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SW028 Sinclair Toronto

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $80

A sweet 1/4 gal jug from J & F.G. Sinclair Toronto. Professional restoration to the body right side, likely some spaulding. Displays well. A scarce sm crock.

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