AUCTION 37 – SPRING 2014

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Primitives

PR001 Daniels - Prescott ON-150

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: $600

This J. Daniels "London Ginger Beer" from Prescott is a rare bottle in more ways than one. Though there are many variants of the Daniels Prescott primitives, this one is certainly the very best. The reference to "London Ginger Beer" is unusual. The bottle itself is a rare Picton Potteries made quart. Near mint with a few flea bites to the lip. This is the example pictured in the book. One of the best primitives in the Clayton Collection.

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PR002 P. Devine 1853 NB-28

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$400-500

Sold: $300

A mint example of a rare P. Devine 1853 quart from St. John NB. They do not get better than this one.

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PR003 McKee 185? Quart NB-26

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: Not

A dated quart McKee but the date is not legible. Likely an 1854. Some chipping to the underside of the sharp cone top blob. 6" tight hairline at rear. A good example of a rare bottle.

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PR004 Evans - St. John

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A beautiful example of a W.M. Evans quart from St. John. A Foley Potteries made piece. Excellent condition. The usual heavy glaze crazing. 3" hairline up from the base edge front. A second 2" hairline base edge left.

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PR005 Eastern Ontario Pair ON-23, ON-32

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: Not

A pair of Eastern Ontario bottles. The A.R.G.P (Peden) is a scarce primitive from Carleton Place, Ontario. Some chipping to the lip 1/4" at rear and smaller 1/8" chip front. Dark stain down the left side. The Starr Brothers pint has three 4" hairlines running vertically around the body. Chip in the blob filled poorly. Still a nice early little bottle.

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PR006 JL (James Laurie) Perth ON-127

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A fine example of a script marked JL quart for James Laurie of Perth. Large chip off the base but otherwise perfect. Really attractive example.

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PR007 Laurie - Perth ON-131

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: Not

A beautiful example of the small print "J.L." (James Laurie) quart from Perth, Ontario. This bottle is in excellent condition save for some damage to the right side of the blob top. There is a deep 1/8" chip that starts a 1/2" hairline. Also a large 1/4" glazed potstone. This is the one pictured in the book, but we gave it a good bath!

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PR008 Daniels - Prescott ON-149

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $110

A very rare example of a grey body J. Daniels from Prescott. Heavy salt-glaze gives a real pebbly texture. The condition of this one is best told by the photos. The bottle appears to have shrunk during firing, deeply creasing the front. There is a large spot at the rear shoulder where this bottle touched another in the kiln. 1" area of base edge chips on the left front. This bottle may have had a difficult birth, but he has plenty of character and no actual damage. This is the one pictured in the book.

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PR009 Daniels - Prescott

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

This bottle has the tiniest font. It is illegible but clearly ends with ONT on the second line. Likely a D. Daniels Prescott, because there is a variant of his with this tiny type set, but hard to say for sure. Near mint.

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PR010 Perrin Jr - London ON-93

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A rare L. Perrin Jr quart primitive from London, Ontario. Note the "Jr" for junior. This is only the second example I have seen of this bottle. The panelled form is also rare. Only this bottle and the Barton from Toronto CW come in this form. Excellent condition. Heavy 1 1/2" base edge chip. Also a 2" fine hairline along the base edge. This damage is at the back and on the base, so it does not detract. This bottle has lots of character with some great heavy saltglazing on the shoulder and a distinct lean to the bottle.

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PR011 Perrin - London ON-92

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

Cute little pint L. Perrin. Heavy chipping base edge front but otherwise good and clean. A scarce early bottle.

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PR012 Carvell & Grogan - St. John NB-22

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: Not

A scarce Carvell & Grogan from St. John NB. Some hairline cracking around the shoulder front and over the blob at rear. Otherwise very good.

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PR013 Simmonds - Charlottetown

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $70

A sweet little Simmonds primitive pint from Charlottetown PEI. 2" fine hairline crack on the left side. 1/4" thin flake off the blob front. Very minor damage.

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PR014 NB Primitives Pair

Minimum Bid: $40

Range:$60-80

Sold: $40

A pair of New Brunswick primitives. The Wm Evans quart has heavy underglaze cracking both over the shoulder and the lower body. The R.J. Garnett has a 8" hairline crack on the left side.

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PR015 NB Primitives Pair NB-60

Minimum Bid: $40

Range:$60-80

Sold: Not

This lot has two New Brunswick quart primitives. The Sargeant & Co is an unusual bottle with very small font print. A large section of the blob front has been poorly filled. 6" line that is unglazed at rear. This one is in good shape despite the lip. The J.A. Wallis is an interesting variant with an orange colour glaze. 7" hairline in the front face, otherwise good.

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PR016 McKee & Sons Pair

Minimum Bid: $40

Range:$60-80

Sold: $40

A pair of quite different S.H. McKee & Sons pint primitives. The left one is narrow with a straight shoulder. Large poorly filled chip in the rear of the blob. A couple of thin flakes off the lip edge front. Some stain to the body that might clean up. The right one is broader with a sharp shoulder. Very light tan glaze to this one. 1/4" chip in the blob front. Otherwise excellent.

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PR017 J. Smith

Minimum Bid: $30

Range:$40-60

Sold: $75

An early primitive with no provenance. Likely 1840s vintage. Unusual mark on the lip. Not in the American books. Could be a real good one.

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PR018 A. Fuller

Minimum Bid: $30

Range:$40-60

Sold: $30

Unidentified but definitely Toronto area or Southwestern based on the unique form. Two 1/4" flat flakes to the blob lip. Otherwise excellent. Wonky top.

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PR019 J.A. Lagrange

Minimum Bid: $30

Range:$40-60

Sold: $150

A beautiful blue top primitive with J.A. Lagrange incised. Not in the American books. Interesting with the French surname. Canadian?

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PR020 R.F.R

Minimum Bid: $30

Range:$40-60

Sold: $30

An initial only primitive with "R.F.R" incised. Mint condition. This one looks and feels like an Eastern Ontario bottle, but I do not know the merchant.

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PR021 B&B

Minimum Bid: $30

Range:$40-60

Sold: $130

A mystery primitive with just "B&B" on the shoulder. Great lip finish and glaze. I have put this one by itself because it truly feels like a CDN bottle. More than that - it is a beautiful piece in mint condition.

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PR022 British Pair

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Current Bid: $50

Two English primitives. The Plews & Son Darlington is near mint. Very odd coloured glaze to the one - quite possibly stained from burial. The T.W. Meade London is a beautiful bottle with a great glaze and interesting form. 1/2" glazed area of chipping on the lip left side, but this is definitely in manufacture and is fully glazed. 2" tight hairline base edge front right.

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PR023 Alphabet Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

Three quart primitives with initials only. The "B" is near mint. Nice squatty shape to this one. Canadian? The "W" has a nice glaze. Long 7" hairline from the blob to base at the back. Heavy use wear around the shoulder. Displays well. The "HR" has a potstone front right but otherwise excellent.

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PR024 Primitive Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

The blue top Gray & Francis is a gorgeous bottle with a heavy pebbled saltglaze. 3" hairline body left middle, otherwise good. American. The G. How has some tight hairline cracking to the shoulder front left. Otherwise excellent. This one feels CDN to me. The D.L.O. & Son has a nice wonky top. This one is from Ormsby of Manhattan NY. Some flat flaking to the lip edge.

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PR025 Primitive Foursome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $60

The F. West far left has two heavy chips out of the rear of the blob and a 7" hairline down the body at rear. The JM Moore has a couple of 1/4" chips off the inside edge of the blob and three 1/4" based edge chips and one chip off the shoulder rear. Bottle looks much better than that reads. The A.F. Tethune is an interesting shape and size, basically a tall pint. 1/2" chip off the blob left but otherwise good. The plain Cronk has a large 1" deep chip off the base edge front right and a couple of smaller base edge chips. All American, though I wonder about the Terhune?

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PR026 Primitive Foursome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $110

The F.L. Gray is from Manchester NH. Near mint. The McKinney with yellow top is from Philadelphia. 1/4" deep chip in the lip at rear and a 4" tight hairline in the mid body rear. The L. Beards are from Boston. The 1853 date has a 1/2" flake off the blob rear and a 1/2" based edge chip front. The front base edge has a lot of burned saltglaze. The simple L. Beard has two thin 1/2" chips in the blob, but is otherwise nice and clean.

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PR027 Primitive Foursome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

The J.E. Osgood far left is near mint. Likely American. The brown Root Beer is perfect. Real nice heavy chocolate glaze on this one with some obvious finger prints. The Stearns Barney is perfect. Likely American. The broad big A.B. Robinson far right is near mint with a glazed 1/2" base edge chip at rear. American.

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PR028 Pair of Bytown Bottle Seekers

Minimum Bid: $20

Range:$30-40

Sold: $20

The Bytown Bottle Seekers have been around 40+ years. These stoneware bottles were made for members in 1980. These are surprisingly well made bottles that really do look a lot like the real thing. Both are mint.

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