AUCTION 38 – FALL 2014

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Stoneware

SW001 Edgar - Napanee

Minimum Bid: $7500

Range:$12000-15000

Sold: $12,550

In 2009, a J.S. Edgar Napanee crock with Skinner tree design sold for $11,000 plus premiums. That was a beautiful and rare crock. But it is now a distant runner-up, compared with this outstanding example. To our knowledge, this 5 gallon J.S. Edgar Napanee CW crock has THE BEST Skinner tree bar none. It is certainly the most elaborate rendition of this popular Skinner design and maybe the only one that actually looks like a tree. This crock also carries the CW mark, which the other did not. Near mint. Hairline crack in the handle and a minor 1/4" lip flake. If you want the very best Napanee crock and the very best Skinner tree - this is the only one.

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SW002 Eby - Conestogo

Minimum Bid: $2000

Range:$3000-4000

Sold: $10,000

This footed sugar bowl made by William Eby of Conestogo is one of the best pieces of early Ontario redware we have had the pleasure to offer. A finely made piece in incredible condition. 6 1/4" tall. Honest wear from use on the bowl and lid edges. The thin fragile disk on which the piece sits is absolutely perfect. A beautiful glaze that changes character a lot depending on the light. In strong light, the glaze is a bright grass green over a yellow base with black flecks. When the light is low, the glaze is a rich deep olive green. On the foot where the glaze is thinest, the buff red clay colour comes through. In our research, we have seen examples of both footed and non-footed bowls from Eby, with no two being the same. Only a handful of examples exist in any form. A true museum piece that will enhance even the best redware collection.

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SW003 Bitschy - Mildmay

Minimum Bid: $750

Range:$1200-1500

Sold: $4000

A gorgeous pitcher from Ignatz Bitschy. Apprenticed under Xavier Boehler in New Hamburg, Waterloo Co., Bitschy developing his own style then relocated to Mildmay. The glaze on this pitcher is outstanding with browns, oranges and greens all beautiful mixed together and topped with a metalic-like finish. Dead mint condition. 7 1/4" tall.Arguably one of the best pieces from this potter.

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SW004 Law - Clifton

Minimum Bid: $1000

Range:$1500-2000

Sold: Not

This 4 gallon butter crock from Richard Law of Clifton Ontario is a remarkable piece. The incised text is most unusual. It reads: Richard himself again/ R. Law/ General Store/ Clifton, Ontario. This is obviously a joke, but what is the meaning? Perhaps Mr. Law was in a partnership that was dissolved, leaving him back in business on his own? Regardless, this is the only CDN crock we have ever seen with a joke on it! Crocks from Clifton Hills, a small village now part of Niagara Falls are unheard of. This may well be the only one. The design is from Nicholas Eberhardt of Toronto. This attribution is based on two things. First, the design closely ressembles known Eberhardt pieces. Second, most of the Niagara stoneware from this period (1870s) came from the potters in Toronto, for obvious reasons. The condition of this crock is near mint. No chips, cracks nor stain whatsoever. On the front left side there are a couple of kiln marks and a separation which looks like a small chip. This is not damage, but rather in-manufacture marking that is very commonly seen. Certainly one of the best pieces of Niagara pottery we have had the pleasure to handle.

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SW005 E.L. & M Farrar - St. Johns

Minimum Bid: $750

Range:$1200-1500

Sold: $1450

A beautifully decorated two gallon jug from E.L. & M (Ebenezer Lawrence and Moses) Farrar of St. Johns Canada East. Circa 1855. Decorated pieces from this short-lived early partnership are rare. The quality of this design suggests it may have been a special piece. The initials "N.M" are the potter's. In his book Potier et faienciers de Saint-Jean(1981), Réal Fortin provides a list of early St. Johns potters, including Narcisse Maillet. Outstanding near mint condition. 1/4" flake on the right side of the mouth and a separation mark on the top of the lip from the firing. One of the nicest early Quebec crocks we have sold.

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SW006 Karch - Kingston

Minimum Bid: $750

Range:$1200-1500

Sold: $1000

A two gallon jug from J.A. Karch Grocer and Wine Merchant Kingston Ont. The Karch mark is a rare one for Kingston. The design is a beautiful example of a Picton bowtie. Near mint condition with only minor imperfections. Gorgeous!

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SW007 Lazier Picton 1872

Minimum Bid: $750

Range:$1200-1500

Sold: $1350

This two gallon G.I. Lazier Picton CW crock is a rare 1872 dated piece. Fabulous abstract design with the date well integrated. Broad bulbous shape to this one. Excellent condition. There are two lip chips: one 1/2" flake front and a second 1/2" on the inside back edge. Postone front left of design with minor radiating cracks. If wanted - this is a $50 restoration. The first dated Picton piece we have sold.

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SW008 Chadd - Milford

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: $600

A rare half gallon jug (10 1/4" tall) from G. Chadd Milford. Milford is a sm village south of Picton, Ontario. An early piece, circa. 1855-60. Near mint with only minor imperfections.

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SW009 Woodyatt - Brantford

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $500

A scarce Woodyatt & Co Brantford CW two gallon jug. An interesting piece with a beige colour body and matt finish glaze. Near mint condition with some light stain and crazing to the mouth and neck. A Brantford mark you seldom see.

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SW010 Coveney - Fort William

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $850

There are a handful of transferred jugs made and stamped by the Brantford Stoneware Co. In this auction, we have two rare examples. This Kelly Coveney Co Wines & Liquors Fort William jug is an amazing piece. Dead mint condition. An important, rare and early piece from ThunderBay.

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SW011 Picton CW Bowtie

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $850

A one gallon Picton CW crock with a wonderful squatty form! This one is almost beehive shaped. Nice bowtie design. Near mint with a postone chip right side body. This one has character to spare!

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SW012 Ryan & Panneton - Three Rivers

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $400

Let me begin by saying I am in love with this crock. It is a small one gallon jug with an incredible design. While I have not seen this exact design before, I am 100% convinced this is a St. Johns Stoneware-made piece, likely a Ballard. The blue is so strong it stands off the crock. Heavy salt-glaze with an incredible orange-peel texture. Marked: Ryan & Panneton Grocers Three Rivers (Trois Rivières). Note "Three Rivers" is upside down. I have not seen this early partnership before on Trois Rivieres crocks. Excellent condition. Some underglaze stain which is barely noticeable with the heavy glaze. A few minor lip flakes. One of the best Quebec crocks we have offered.

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SW013 Wallbridge - Belleville

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $300

An early and beautiful 1/4" gallon jug from Wallbridge Bridge Street Belleville. A bit tough to read the stamp on this one. Near mint condition. Plenty of character with a heavy run of blue down the face. Large kiln mark left side. Thick saltglaze. Great early piece!

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SW014 Clemes - Port Hope

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$400-500

Sold: $325

This is the smallest cutest little 1/4" gallon tomato jar. Just 7" tall. From C. Clemes Grocer Port Hope, Ontario. Gorgeous crock with a bright shiny saltglaze and heavy blue in the writing. Near mint with a single 1/4" postone in the lip front. You seldom find 1/4" gallons in this style.

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SW015 Eberhardt - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$400-500

Sold: $325

A beautiful two gallon Eberhardt Toronto Ont cream crock with sunflower design. Mint condition.

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SW016 Dunspaugh & Watson - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $240

This Dunspaugh & Watson Toronto is a gorgeous tiny little 1/4 gallon. 6 1/4" tall. Circa 1860-65. Near mint condition. Wonderful glaze with no stain. 1/4" flat flake off the lip at right rear. A rare form to find in this attractive size.

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SW017 McLaren - Perth

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $300

A great example of the John A McLaren Perth Malt Whiskey crock. The pottery of this jug is very crude with lots of folds and imperfections. Typically for Brantford pieces of this era. Near mint condition.

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SW018 Welding & Belding - Brantford

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $425

One of the nicest Welding & Belding crocks you will find. This two gallon cream crock has a fabulous decoration and great form! Near mint condition with just a bit of underglaze stain. 1/4" flake off the left handle.

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SW019 Stott - St. Johns

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $550

A beautiful and unusual flat side 1/2" gallon jug from James Stott, Wine & Spirit Merchant, St. John's Newfoundland. When we received this jug, it has chips up the handle and on the mouth. These have been professionally restored. The piece now displays near mint with some minor scratches to the body. 11 1/2" tall. Price Bristol mark. A rare Newfoundland jug in a wonderful form.

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SW020 Campbell - Charlottetown

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$250-300

Sold: $250

A rare T. Campbell jug from Charlottetown PEI. An odd-size piece, somewhere between a one and two gallon. 11 3/4" tall. Near mint. Potstone shoulder front.

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SW021 McKenna - Charlottetown

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $300

A rare one gallon crock (9 3/4" tall) marked: John McKenna/Charlottetown/PEI. Mint condition.

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SW022 Clarke - Brampton

Minimum Bid: $125

Range:$200-250

Sold: $300

A real nice example of a 1/2" gallon J.Clarke Brampton with four lines of writing. Note the "Next to the Post Office". Near mint condition with only the tiniest imperfections.

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SW023 Leask - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $125

Range:$200-250

Sold: $275

A rare and early 1 gal snuff crock from James Leask Toronto. Circa. 1860s. Near mint with a 1 1/2" flat flake off the based edge right side. A beautiful crock in a seldom seen form.

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SW024 Hutchinson - Alliston

Minimum Bid: $125

Range:$200-250

Sold: $140

A beautiful 1/2" gallon (9 1/8" tall) tomato jar from W. Hutchinson & Co Alliston, Ontario. You do not see a lot of stoneware from here. Near mint with a 1/4" flat flake off the inside lip edge front left.

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SW025 Hogg & Cairns - Eugenia

Minimum Bid: $125

Range:$200-250

Sold: $230

A rare 1/2" gallon (9 1/4" tall) tomato jar from Hogg & Cairns Eugenia. Eugenia Ontario is in SW Ontario Grey County. Almost an orange colour to the glaze of this one. Excellent condition. Hairlines criss cross the base and there is a very sm 1" line on the neck at the rear. Minor stuff.

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SW026 Willison - Montreal

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A nice and early one gallon jug marked H Willison Montreal. Note the street address with the different font for the numbers. Based on the shape and form, I would suggest this is 1860s vintage. Hole neatly drilled at rear near the base. $20 restoration, if you cared to do it. Otherwise very good condition with some flaking to the lip. Heavy salt glaze. A nice early Montreal crock.

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