AUCTION 36 – FALL 2013

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Stoneware

SW001 Hayden - Camden East

Minimum Bid: $3000

Range:$4000-6000

Sold: $6050

We are very pleased to offer this museum quality piece of Picton CW stoneware. The seated bird design is clearly that of George Lazier and a rare design to find on a one gallon piece. The merchant is James Hayden from Camden East Ontario. Note both the CW and ON marks on this piece. Mint condition. A fabulous piece of investment grade stoneware.

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SW002 Horton - Orillia

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $750

This Horton 2 gallon jug from Orillia Canada West is exceptional. The first initial is hard to make out, but it looks to be: F.B. Horton, Grocer, Orillia CW. The jug was made by Nicholas Eberhardt of Toronto, circa 1865-70. The single plow flower is a particularly good example of the design, with the added bonus of the script "2" and blue glaze dripping from the stamp. Condition is excellent. There is some very fine hairline cracking on the lower right side and up from the base edge at the rear, but this is really minor. Possibly the best piece of Orillia stoneware; likely the only CW one.

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SW003 Berube & Roy - Ottawa

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $650

Last auction, we sold one of the nicest Ottawa bird crocks we had ever seen. Out of the woodwork comes another crock to rival it! This gorgeous three gallon jug is marked: J.O. Berube & Roy/ Grocer/ Wine & Spirit Merchant/ Ottawa. We have seen Berube crocks before (see the 1/4 gallon in this same sale); the Roy name is a new one for us. A thick rich blue rendering of the classic Flack & Van Arsdale bird. Outstanding condition. A few clean base edge chips (the largest 1 1/2" at front right), otherwise the piece is mint. A beautiful and rare Ottawa bird jug.

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SW004 Barker - Stratford

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$700-800

Sold: $550

A sweet 1/2" gallon pitcher from H.T. Barker of Stratford Ontario. Excellent condition. 1/4" chip rim right side and two slightly smaller flakes off the rim left. This is a beautiful and fragile form that is seldom found marked.

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SW005 Ryan - St Johns

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $500

James M. Ryan was one of St. Johns most prosperous merchants. His home is now a national historic site. Despite his success, there are very few pieces of stoneware that bear the Ryan name. This lovely one gallon 10" tall jug is marked J.D. Ryan/ St. Johns. All Newfoundland crockery is rare. This is one of only two known examples of this two tone Ryan jug. Mint condition. A rare opportunity to own a great Newfoundland piece!

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SW006 Robertson - Drayton & Glenallen

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $325

I personally love these tiny 1/8" gallon two tone jugs made by the Glass Brothers Pottery of London; they are rare and unique pieces. This one is marked by A. Robertson Sons & Co/ General Merchants/ Drayton and Glen Allen. These two villages are located in Wellington County north west of Guelph. Near mint. Great glaze and patterning to the shoulder. A wonderfully rare and beautiful little jug.

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SW007 Arsdale - Cornwall

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$400-500

Sold: $400

A big beautiful 5 gallon Flack & Van Arsdale Cornwall cream crock with vase and flower decoration. This is a scarce great looking design. 13 1/2" tall by 11 1/2" diameter across the rim. Excellent condition. Real good clean glaze with a heavy orange peel texture. Strong deep blue design. Well marked. 1" chip in the rim at the front. 4" tight hairline down from the rim at the back left. Two large "turkey droppings" of glaze on the left side. A few very faint hairlines extending up from the base. These hairlines are very fine. The crock is solid and rings true. A good example of this rare design.

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SW008 Goold - Brantford

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: S250

A terrific example of a one gallon F.P. Goold Brantford single plow flower. Heavy rich cobalt and a well rendered design. Near mint with only minor imperfections.

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SW009 Ryan - Thedford

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: Not

A lovely tiny 1/4" gallon tomato jar from Rae Ryan of Thedford, Ontario. Thedford is a village northwest of London. 7 " tall. A small section of the rim front right has been professionally restored. Appears mint.

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SW010 Marett - Ottawa

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$400-500

Sold: $300

The best of a small collection of 1/4" gallons featured in this sale. An early jug with the Ottawa City mark, circa 1860. Fred Marett is a rare mark, not seen before by local collectors. 2" hairline on the right side front face. Otherwise perfect condition.

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SW011 Moreland - Ottawa

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $325

An unusual 1/4" gallon handled tea crock from C. Moreland of Ottawa. This is a rare form seldom seen in any size, much less a 1/4" gallon, only 5 1/2" tall. Near mint with one tiny potstone on the handle at rear. A scarce jug with a great form.

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SW012 Geen - Thornbury

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $350

A real nice bowl from William Geen, General Merchant, Thornbury (a small town near Collingwood). This is a broad large bowl 11 3/4" in diameter and 4 5/8" tall. Manufactured by the Brantford Stoneware factory. Excellent condition with no cracks or rim chips. There are two large potstones, one right side base of the rim and another on the inside. See the photos. This is a beautiful piece in great condition.

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SW013 Kelley & Glassey - Halifax

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $220

Three gallon jug marked: Kelley & Glassey Halifax Nova Scotia. This is a mark we have not seen before. The jug is interesting for having been made by Bertrand & Lavoie potters in St. Johns Quebec. I have not seen too many examples of their ware on East Coast merchant pieces. Excellent condition. 1/2" flake off the lip at front. 2" hairline up from the base edge front. Potstone in the top of the handle. A bit of fry in the blue. Minor stuff. Nice heavy salt-glaze with an orange peel texture. A scarce NS crock.

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SW014 Biernstihl - Waterloo

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $275

A gorgeous stoneware flower pot made by Adam Biernstihl of Waterloo, Ontario. A medium size pot measuring 6 5/8" tall by 6 1/2" in diameter to the outside edge of the dish. The condition is extraordinary. Near mint with only the tiniest imperfections. A rare flower pot from a collectible potter in great shape!

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SW015 Hayden - Prescott

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $200

A 4 gallon butter crock from John Hayden Wholesale Grocer Prescott Ontario. The form is unusual with a prominent rim. Primitive single flower. Likely a St. John's Quebec made crock. Mint condition with one large potstone at rear. The condition is remarkable given the large size and sharp rim.

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SW016 Hart Bros Lazier - Belleville

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A 5 gallon butter crock from the Hart Brothers & Lazier Bay of Quinte Works in Belleville. A great whimsical flower on this one. 13" tall by 12 3/4" in diameter across the rim. Excellent condition. A few small spots of stain on the front. 1" chip off the left side handle. Minor stuff. A real good example of this scarce design.

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SW017 Tierney - Kingston

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $170

This James Tierney 1/4" gallon from Kingston is a scarce one. Nice form and well marked. This jug is saturated by linseed oil, which is something we see fairly often. With careful cleaning, the linseed can be leeched out of the jug. The conditon is otherwise excellent with a minor 1/4" flake off the handle edge.

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SW018 Berube - Ottawa

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: Not

A sweet little 1/4" gallon preserve jar from E. Berube Ottawa. Barely 7" tall. Note the spelling error in the name "E.EBERUBE". Near mint condition. There are the faintest and finest of hairline cracks that cross the base.

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SW019 Neville - Ottawa

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A broad little 1/4" gallon jug from C. Neville & Co Ottawa. Near mint condition with just a couple of tiny potstones. Real nice clean glaze on this one.

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SW020 Bate - Ottawa

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

An interesting 1/4" gallon from Bate & Co Ottawa. Interesting for its size and colour. As you can see from the lip, this is an imperial size, quite a bit larger than your standard 1/4" gallon - 9 3/8" tall. The glaze is also different as the piece was burned in the kiln on the front and left sides. The right and rear sides are a nice reddish brown, while the front and left are burnt a black and green colour. You can see on the front at the base that some of the glaze was actually burnt right off. What might sound terrible actually gives this piece a lot of character. Condition is excellent with only the tiniest 1/8" lip flake.

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SW021 Bate - Ottawa

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A sweet simple 1/4 gallon jug from Bate & Co/ Ottawa ONT. 8" tall. This jug has an unusually wide mouth, suggesting it was for something other than whiskey. We have never seen another 1/4 gallon with this feature. Near mint condition. Nice orange peel textured glaze.

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SW022 Gallagher & Halpin - Prescott

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $160

This is a funny stout little 1/4" gallon from Gallagher & Halpin of Prescott. These jugs have a most unusual form with a very broad shoulder. Notoriously bad for the quality of the stamp, this one is about average, meaning it is only partly legible. A crude jug with a lop-sided mouth and a large flat flake caused by touching another crock in the kiln and a couple of deep in-manufacturing flaws on the left side. While the condition sounds crude, this baby was born a bit ugly.

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SW023 Ornate Large Water Pitcher

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $180

A truly impressive redware pitcher with extreme proportions. 10 1/2" tall at the peak of the handle and a bold broad form. Heavy patterning with swirls top and bottom and a crude leaf and berry design middle. Orange underglaze with heavy brown speckle. Likely an early Brantford, Ontario piece. Remarkable condition. 1" glaze flake on left side has been crudely colour matched. Two minor 1/4" glaze flakes in the rim of the mouth. Rings true. An amazing early redware pitcher that will not be ignored! Conjures images of pioneer taverns!

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SW024 Becker - Bismarck

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A 2 gallon cream crock marked Becker Bros General Merchants Bismarck Ontario. There was a Bismarck in southwestern Ontario between St. Thomas and Chatham that was renamed West Lorne in 1907.There is a second Bismarck in the Niagara Region near Beamsville. An interesting feature of this crock is the glaze, which has both shades of brown and burgundy. Near mint with only minor imperfections.

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SW025 Webster Smith & Co - Halifax

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $120

A rare little 1/4" gallon bean pot marked by Webster Smith & Co - Halifax Nova Scotia. W.S. & Co were wholesale distributors who supplied merchants with pottery. You do not see a lot of their pieces marked in this way.A small piece standing just 5" tall. Excellent condition with a few small lip glaze flakes. Comes with a lid of a different colour, that is likely not original.

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SW026 Leclair - North Lancaster

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $150

We are pleased to offer two crocks from A. Leclair a merchant in North Lancaster, Ontario. North Lancaster is about as far East as you can go in Ontario. It is east of Cornwall on the St. Lawrence. Crocks from Lancaster or North Lancaster are very scarce, so it is odd we should have two. This one is a small one gallon molasses jug with a highly exaggerated pour spout. Some chipping to the inside of the spout, but otherwise excellent condition. Rare form from a tiny village!

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SW027 Leclair - North Lancaster

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $130

A huge 5 gallon jug from A. Leclair with a primitive St. John's Stoneware flower. Some underglaze staining and some exterior rust. The rust could be cleaned with some elbow grease. 1" chip out of the backside of the heavy lip. Hairline through where the handle attaches to the body. Good condition for such a massive piece.

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SW028 Bauld Gibson - Halifax

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A scarce two gallon jug from Bauld Gibson & Co Halifax, Nova Scotia. Potters marked by the Port Dundas Pottery Co of Glasgow. Missing the handle. 1/4" flake to the lip edge front. Very clean glaze. This is a tall piece at 16".

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SW029 Lyman Elliot - Toronto CW

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A nice one gallon jug from the Lyman Elliot & Co druggists in Toronto CW. Overall excellent condition with some underglaze staining and minor impections.

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SW030 Biernstihl -Waterloo

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $240

A gorgeous pie plate with a stunnnig glaze. Some say Eby others Bierenstihl but definitely southwestern Ontario. A beautiful early Ontario plate in mint condition.

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SW031 Eby - Waterloo

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A beautifully glazed Eby Waterloo redware flower pot. On the smaller size - 5 5/8" tall and 5 1"8 in diameter. Wonderful glaze with heavy brown splotch over an orange base. This pot displays great but there are some condition issues. 4" crack from the rim down into the body. Heavy glaze loss on the rim and the dish edge. Still quite solid and intact with a real attractive glaze from a rare and highly collectible potter.

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SW032 Small Green Glazed Redware Flower Pot

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $110

This small size redware flower pot has an attractive green glaze. Likely Waterloo County, but possibly Western Ontario. 5 1/8" tall. 6 1/8" to the outside diameter of the base dish. Overall excellent condition. Roughness and glaze loss to the rim top. Very clean body with no cracking. 1" area of glaze flaking to the dish and a few smaller spots of glaze loss. A rare pot in an unusual and attractive glazing.

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SW033 Jackson - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A scarce tiny 4 7/8" wide plate imported by J. Jackson Toronto. This is an early piece circa. 1860. 1" hairline top left. Numerous tiny chips on the edge, some of which have been coloured in. A rare early Canadian marked plate.

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SW034 Redware 1/4" gallon

Minimum Bid: $30

Range:$50-60

Sold: $40

A gorgeous redware 1/4" gallon with buff red body and a pock-marked pea coloured glaze. Found in a barn in North Gower so likely Eastern Ontario-made. Terrific character to this one and a beautiful early top. Circa. 1860. Near mint. Large potstone left rear and a few spots of glaze loss.

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SW035 Maritime Pottery Lot

Minimum Bid: $30

Range:$50-60

Sold: $35

This lot contains two pieces of Maritime pottery. The small lidded crock is a Foley marked piece called the "Bridget". It is 2 7/8" tall and 6 1/2" in diameter. This is a plain piece that is very finely made for Foley. Exceptional condition. Basically mint. The Nova Scotia redware jar is 8" tall. Near mint. Missing its lid.

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