Auction 35 - Spring 2013

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Redware

RW001 PEI Pottery

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $750

This PEI Pottery one gallon jug is a gorgeous and rare example of island pottery. In 20 years, I have seen only two of these jugs. This one is truly exceptional. The glaze is gorgeous with pale speckled spots on a green brown background. Terrific broad form. An unusual treatment of both the handle and the measure. Strong PEI Pottery stamp. Excellent condition. Some even glaze loss to the spout. Hairline through the handle where it meets the body. A bit of glaze loss to the base edge. Specimens from this pottery are notoriously soft and subject to damage. This is wonderful example of a very rare crock.

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RW002 Eby - Waterloo

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $300

This Eby Waterloo redware flower pot is one of the very best in the collection. A smal size pot 4 5/8" tall and 5" in diameter to the outside edge of the dish. Wonderful deep orange glaze with brown splotch decoration. Near mint condition with a 1/2" area of roughness on the mouth rim, two 1/2" areas of glaze loss and roughness to the dish top edge. A beautiful small flower pot from one of Ontario's most collectible potters.

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RW003 Biernstihl - Waterloo

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: Not

When we got this small beautiful Biernstihl flower pot it was heavily damaged. We choose to get it professionally restored because it is such an attractive piece. The most sought-after Biernstihl pieces have this coloured spotting. They give the pieces an oddly modern appeal; they are so out of character with the normal plain Bennington style glazes. Overall restored condition. 4" crack still visible in the body. This is a very small size pot, just 5" tall and 5" in diameter across the base. A flower pot you are unlikely to see in better condition.

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RW004 Biernstihl - Waterloo

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: Not

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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RW005 Gilbert - Port Ryerse

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $450

A large (probably 2 gallon) redware bowl marked: Eban T. Gilbert/ Port Ryerse. 8" tall by 12 3/8" in diameter across the mouth. Port Ryerse is on the shore of Lake Erie just below Colborne. See Newlands plate 15.2 for a similar bowl. Light spalding to the outside. Heavy use wear on the inside base. Remarkably good condition for a redware bowl. A rare potter's mark.

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RW006 Aultsville 3 Gallon Cream Pot

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$300-500

Sold: $250

A gorgeous three gallon cream pot in a bright orange glaze. Likely Aultsville but possibly Southwestern Ontario. This piece is in terrific condition. Some chipping to both lug handles. Perfect rim and base edge. Very clean body. Comes with a matching lid that is also excellent. A rare piece in excellent shape.

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RW007 Ornate Large Water Pitcher

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: Not

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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RW008 Eby - Waterloo

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: Not

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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RW009 Redware Mortar

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: Not

This redware mortar came to us from an old Eastern Ontario collection. This is a most unusual redware form. A small piece about a half gallon size. 4 1/4" tall and 8" in diameter across the mouth. The glaze colour is a mixture of pale yellow and green over a rich red buff body. The condition is remarkable given the piece's purpose and the softness of redware. Nice wear to the interior base and around the edge. A unique and beautiful form and a sweet little size.

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RW010 Eby Miniature Jug

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Current Bid: $150

A wonderful miniature redware jug (3 1/2" tall) with green glaze from the Eby Pottery. While unmarked, the glaze is clearly Eby. Professionally restored handle. A great mini jug is an attractive bright glaze.

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RW011 Small Green Glazed Redware Flower Pot

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: Not

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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RW012 Brown Glaze Floral Spittoon

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

An interesting redware spittoon that is a bit of a mystery. Marked on the base, but illegibly. Low relief floral and leaf pattern. Excellent condition with light high point wear. Note the glaze streaking in places - this may help identify the potter. 10" diameter and 3 1/4" tall. You will regret not buying this one!

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RW013 Primitive Redware Pitcher

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: Not

This crude looking redware pitcher has great form and character. 8 1/2" tall. Beautiful bulbous body. The top glaze which is a tan colour has deteriorated and flaked heavily. There is no underglaze, just the raw pottery. The bottom is glazed in a brown slip that has held up perfectly. A nice contradiction. This piece is in remarkable condition. A 1" flat flake out of the mouth right side. No further damage other than the condition of the top half glaze. A pitcher with a great form and character.

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RW014 Plain Redware Pitcher

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: Not

Plain is a compliment in the case of this simple redware pitcher. Wonderful broad form with a pinched spout. A nice deep orange glaze.Very good condition with some chipping to the rim edge, particularly at the spout right. Overall heavy wear from use both inside and out, but the piece is solid. An attractive plain pitcher.

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RW015 Redware Bank

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $ 110

A small redware bank (4 1/2" tall) marked freehand on the base. The marking is hard to make out. The second and third lines appear to read: Money/ Bank. The first line in illegible. Near mint. Couple of glaze flakes off the finial. Beautiful glazing. Provenance unknown. Certainly North American.

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RW016 Lanark Ontario Jug

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $85

A gorgeous half gallon size primitive redware jug with a milky glaze over a rich buff red body. Jugs with this crude heavy form and milky glaze are found most often in Eastern, Ontario. I believe they are from a small operation somewhere in Lanark County. This is a terrific example. A heavy little jug with plenty of character and a great look to the glaze! Basically mint.

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RW017 Three Flower Pots

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

This lot contains three interesting Canadian redware flower pots. The Huron Pottery of Egmondville, Ontario was known for its highly decorative flower pots. The large ones on the left and right are almost certainly theirs. Note the similarities to the one pictured in Newland's Early Ontario Potters - plate 11.4. The left one is a large redware pot standing 9 1/2" tall. The dish is 5 1/2" in diameter. Overall excellent condition. Some heavy glaze loss to the mouth edge - which is typical. The body is clean with a nice brown fleck glazing. Applied flower decoration. The dish has a few chips off the edge, but nothing too serious. A rare large decorative pot. The one on the right decorated with a sunflower motif is 9 1/4" tall. Fair condition. Rings like a bell. 1" deep chip as well as a bit of glaze loss to the rim. Very clean body. Note the brown fleck glazing. Heavy calcification in the dish. Heavy flaking to the dish edges. The one centre is likely of Germanic Southwestern Ontario origin. Yellow green glaze with a simple decorative reed like pattern on one side. Heavily crimped pie crust edging. 6" tall with a 5 1/2" outside diameter to the dish. Fair condition. The rim is very good with one 2" section of flat flaking. 6" crack that runs left side of the body. Right side has a bit of spalding. The dish is quite good with a 1" chip and a 1/2" chip as well as a bit of roughness to the dish lip edge - all on one side.

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RW018 Redware Pie Plate

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: Not

A most unusual small redware plate with handles. 1 1/2" tall by 7" in diameter. Mint condition.

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RW019 Three Miniatures

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: Not

This lot contains three miniatures. The handled pitcher is redware. Base markings are illegible, but we are told it may be Nova Scotia. The jury is out as to whether this is old. The mini baker is 1 3/4" tall and 3 1/2" in diameter across the mouth. Mint. The tiny open redware pot is mint. 1 1/2" tall.

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RW020 Pair of Pressed Terra Cotta Pieces

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $ 75

This lot contains two unusual pieces made of red brick. The cross is marked: Compliments of Toronto Pressed Brick & Terra Cotta Co. Dated 1890. Note the beaver and maple leaf motifs. Near mint. The small brick is marked: Sick Kids Hospital Hamilton with the figure of an ugly baby in dress. Foster Pottery Co (of Hamilton) on the reverse. Near mint.

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RW021 Three Flower Pots

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

This lot contains three flower pots. The one on the far left is a simple unglazed stoneware flower pot. 8" tall. Crimped rim. Near mint with only minor imperfections. The right hand one is a relatively large 8" tall heavy flower pot with a rose and tan coloured splotchy glaze. Heavy shallow flaking and chipping to the mouth. A 1 1/2" chip in the base top edge and a second 1/2" chip. Heavy base edge separation chip and a large inclusion on base. Sounds bad but this flower pot is actually in pretty good condition. Likely Western Ontario in origin. Front centre is a small redware flower pot with a highly decorative double crimped rim and scribe work patterning to the body. Poor condition. Drilled on two sides so it could hang, but not made this way. The dish is two-thirds missing. The body is very clean. The rim has a bit of glaze loss but nothing serious. A most unusual form.

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RW022 Aultsville Gallon Size Cream Pot

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

A crude and gorgeous one gallon cream jar from the Aultsville Potteries. Reddish brown glaze with a metallic looking finish that is typical of Aultsville pieces. Heavy pebbled texture to the surface. 9" tall. 6 1/2" across the base. Heavy crack that runs halfway around the base edge. Otherwise the condition is excellent.

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RW023 Small Red and Brown Glazed Redware Jar

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $110

This small size (6" tall by 5" in diameter across the base) jar has a great splotchy glaze of deep red and dark almost black brown. Cream coloured interior glazing. Wonderful conditon. Overall use wear. 3" crack on the inside that does not penetrate. A great 1/4" gallon size redware jar with a terrific glaze!

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RW024 Nova Scotia Redware Cream Pot

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A real nice example of a Nova Scotia redware cream pot with the characteristic unglazed bottom and bold white decoration at the shoulder. 9 1/2" tall and 7 1/4" in diameter across the base. Very good condition. Perfect rim and handles. Two hairline cracks almost opposite each other (front to back) that extend from the rim down about 4" into the body. These are tight and fine. The piece is good and solid with great display appeal.

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RW025 Pressed Redware Bowl

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

This redware bowl has a brown splotch glaze over a dark red orange base. It is difficult to make an attribution as virtually every potter made these popular Bennington style glazed pieces. Very good condition. Two 1/4" chips out of the rim but no cracks.

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RW026 Pair of Molasses Jugs

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $55

This lot contains two redware molasses jugs. The two tone one is 9 3/4" tall and 7" in diameter across the base. A broad one gallon size. Heavy molasses style lip. Overall excellent condition. Large rough kiln mark on the left side. 1/2" section of glaze loss on the lip side right. Dark brown slightly speckled top glaze with a mustard coloured base with a bit of green at the rear. The solid tan jug is 1 1/2" gallons, standing 11" tall and 6 1"4 inches in diameter across the base. Great almost ovoid form to this one with a nice textured banding from the turning. Mustard yellow glaze. 1/2" deep chip at the rear of the mouth where it meets the handle and a few other smaller glaze flakes around the rim. Perfect handle. A few glaze pops on the right side, but the body is quite clean.

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RW027 Orange and Brown Glazed Western Ontario Spittoon

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

This redware spittoon has a beautiful brown streak over orange glazing. Excellent condition. Some base edge chipping, 1" area of chipping centre mouth. Couple of potstones. 8 1/2" in diameter by 4" tall. Almost certainly Western Ontario.A very attractive spittoon.

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RW028 Pair of Bowls

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

This lot contains two redware bowls. The larger one at left (14" in diameter) has a light brown glaze on the inside but no glaze on the outside. May be a Bowmanville area bowl? Two cracks one 3" and one 6" that have been stabilized with glue. A few spots of glaze loss inside and overall loss of glaze to the rim. The exterior has a nice distressed look. The right hand one is an early Quebec redware bowl with pour spout. 10 1/2" in diameter at the mouth. Reddish brown interior glaze. Unglazed on the outside. Two 4" cracks but intact and sound.

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RW029 Large Redware Hanging Planter

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

A large redware hanging planter with fancy crimped pie edge decoration. Very even orange glazing. A 5" section of the dish is missing but otherwise this big planter is in very good condition. The fancy mouth edge is very clean with just the expected wear. No cracking. This one might well be worth repairing.

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RW030 Redware Batter Jug

Minimum Bid: $25

Range:$40-50

Sold: $30

An attractive redware batter jug with a heavily mottled glaze. Gallon size about 8 1/4" tall. Overall excellent condition. Perfect spout. Some fine flaking on the mouth top. Perfect stopper holes at sides. Minor 1/4" chip to handle at rear. A real nice redware piece in a scarce form.

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RW031 Four 1/4 Gallon Jugs

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

This lot contains four 1/4 gallon redware jugs in yellow glaze. This pottery is typically found in Renfrew Country and was likely made there. The example with the wooden stopper has large patches which were never glazed. Condition wise this is the best of the bunch.The one with no cork and the rounded blob mouth is excellent with a few kiln marks and a 1" section of glaze loss mid body. The remaining two have some real damage. The one with $30 in marker on the shoulder has some heavy cracking in the lower half. This one is full of molasses. The last one has some heavy spalding to the glaze that has not let loose. These are all earlier jugs, circa 1870 in a nice small size.

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RW032 Four Spittoons

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

This lot contains four spittoons. Far left is an open spittoon or small toilet bowl. Dark brown splatter glaze over an orange base. Near mint condition. 9" in diameter by 4" tall. Second left rear is a mid size (8" diameter by 4" tall) spittoon with a distinct funnel shape. Heavy dark brown streaky glaze over an orange base. Heavy wear to the rim but overall very excellent condition. Next is a smaller redware spittoon with a light brown speckled glaze. 7 1/4" in diameter by 3 1/2" tall. 3" hairline off the centre hole and a large 1" base edge chip. Far right is a large spool shaped spittoon. Berry decoration around the top and middle. Heavy use wear. 1" flat flake off top edge. 1 1/2" base edge flake. Densely mottled glaze.

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RW033 Pair of Glazed Plates

Minimum Bid: $25

Range:$30-50

Sold: $25

This lot contains two glazed plates. The yellow glazed one is 9 1/2" in diameter. Three chips to the rim, one 1/2" that are blackened. Heavy exterior wear. No chips. A solid plate. Not sure of the material of this one - likely stoneware. The red glazed plate is 11" in diameter. This one is definitely redware. Three minor chips off the underside of the rim but otherwise excellent.

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RW034 Pair of Hanging Planters

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

This lot contains two unglazed stoneware hanging planters. The grey bodied one was once painted green. 3" chip out of the pie crimped rim but otherwise free of damage. 10" in diameter across the mouth and 5 1/4" tall. The second planter is made of redware and has a nice buff unglazed colour. Heavy double crimped pie crust mouth. 11" in diameter across the mouth and 5 1/4" tall. 5" crack in the body and heavy chipping to the dish. The fancy mouth edge is relatively clean with a 1" section missing at the start of the crack.

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