AUCTION 37 – SPRING 2014

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Stoneware

SW001 Welding Salesman Sample

Minimum Bid: $1500

Range:$2000-2500

Sold: $2400

We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare miniature from W.E. Welding Brantford. A tiny salesman's sample tomato jar. Stands just 2 3/4" tall. Near mint condition. The lip chip front left is a potstone chip that is glazed. Clearly in-manufacture. A truly unique piece and one that just about never comes to market.

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SW002 Hitchcock - Cornwall

Minimum Bid: $750

Range:$1200-1500

Current Bid: DNMR

This is certainly one of the best Cornwall crocks. From B.T. & I.G. Hitchcock, General Merchant, Cornwall, Canada West. A three gallon jug with a fantastic decoration, trailing grape vines and berries. Just above the design are the initials "J.G" which we believe are those of John Gillespie. This crock was almost certainly made by the first Cornwall Potteries, operated by Orrin Ballard. Ballard moved from St.Johns Quebec where Gillespie had also worked. This crocks suggest Gillespie potted with Ballard in Cornwall for a time. Near mint condition with just a handful of potstones. An important Cornwall jug.

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SW003 Wilkinson - Kingston

Minimum Bid: $750

Range:$1200-1500

Sold: $1000

A gorgeous and early open crock from G.M. Wilkinson Kingston CW. An early piece from the late 1850s. Decorated with a bold example of the Hart banner design. Excellent condition. Some tight hairlines criss-cross the base. Minor stuff. Two rim chips visible in the front. These chips could be restored for $50. If the purchaser chooses, we will arrange for this.

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SW004 Morton & Co - Brantford

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$700-800

Sold: $550

An early and beautiful three gallon butter churn from Morton & Co Brantford Canada West. A lovely small three gallon churn. Elaborate flower decoration, fancy by Morton's standards. 6" tight fine hairline at rear body. This intersects with a 4" tight fine hairline that runs along the base edge. 1/4" chip on right handle. Perfect rim. Remarkable condition given the age and fragile form of this piece. The only Morton & Co churn we have seen.

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SW005 Lazier - Picton

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$700-800

Sold: $550

A big and beautiful six gallon cream crock from G.I. Lazier Picton Canada West. The saltglaze on this piece is so heavy, it gives the bird decoration a flow blue appearance. Excellent condition. 4" tight clean hairline down from the rim front left. The condition is truly remarkable for such a large piece. Perfect body with a real clean glaze. A nice early crock with a good design and some real presence!

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SW006 Shaw - Emsdale

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$400-500

Sold: $500

A four gallon butter crock from J.P. Shaw of Emsdale, Ontario. Emsdale is a small place north of Huntsville. Five lines of writing with some great text, like popular store and choice butter. Welding flower. Near mint with a couple of chips out of the base profile of the rim. You see few pieces from this part of Ontario.

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SW007 Horner Sumerville - London

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

We have two pieces this auction from the "City Grocer" Horner & Sumerville from London, Ontario. This is a scarce mark that we have not encountered before. This one gallon jug is decorated with a nice example of a Goold single flower. 6" crack in the front as well as two cracks through where the handle connects with the body. A great looking piece with a bit of blue dripped down the back.

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SW008 Horner Sumerville - London

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A sweet little 1/4" gallon (8 5/8" tall) from Horner & Somerville. When we got this one it has two deep lip chips that we had professionally restored. Some heavy base edge chipping that is clearly in-manufacturing. Displays perfect.

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SW009 Mulligan - North Bay

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $250

Something I love about our hobby is that new and unusual things are constantly appearing. This little 1/4" gallon jug is a great example. 9" tall. A rare Canadian whisky jug form. B.M. Mulligan, Wine & Spirit Merchant, North Bay. Base marked by the Brantford Stoneware Co. Dead mint. A gorgeous and unique item.

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SW010 McConkey - Norwood

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A beautiful large Brantford bowl from J.C. McConkey, Groceries, Flour and Feed, Norwood. Crocks from Norwood are unheard of. Rare to see the "Flour and Feed" reference. 10 3/4" in diameter and 7 1/2" tall. This had a 1/2" rim chip that we professionally restored. Two small potstones inside.

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SW011 Glass Brothers - London

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: Not

A beautiful three gallon butter crock from Glass Brothers London. Nice double flower design. Note the shield around the "3" measure. Near mint with a 1/4" chip off the right side handle. Great heavy glaze on this one.

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SW012 Large Beaver Bowl

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $225

This auction we have two very different Quebec bowls with beaver motifs. This lot features a larger size bowl with three beavers in the round. 8 3/4" in diameter and 4 3/8" tall. A scarce bowl in mint condition. Good clean white pottery. Well molded. You will not find a better example of this one.

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SW013 Small Beaver Bowl

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $160

This beaver bowl is quite different from the previous lot and the first of this type we have seen. It is smaller, 8" in diameter and 4" tall. Four small beavers in the round. Note this bowl has a distinct foot. Near mint condition. Several 1" tight hairline cracks in the rim. Remarkable condition for such a fragile form.

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SW014 Miniature Milk Pan

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: Not

A miniature redware milk skimming bowl. 2 7/8" in diameter and 1" tall. Great glaze typical of Southwestern Ont, which is where this piece was found. Near mint condition with the tiniest of flakes off the sharp rim. Likely a salesman's sample.

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SW015 Eberhardt - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A fat one gallon jug from Eberhardt Toronto. A simple single plow flower design. Near mint condition with one potstone at rear.

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SW016 Burns - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: Not

A nice two gallon James R. Burns jug. The flower is great with lots of detail. Very good condition. There is a hairline through the handle and some chipping where the handle attaches to the mouth. This chipping looks in-manufacture. There is some very fine hairline cracking around the base about two inches up the body. These hairlines are very very fine. Some stain to the body that would respond to cleaning. Condition on this one reads far worse than it is. A real nice looking crock.

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