AUCTION 36 – FALL 2013

Is now closed.

Primitives

PR001 W. Hall - Kingston Unlisted

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: $600

There are many variants of the W. Hall primitives from Kingston. In our experience, this one is unique. It stands only 9 3/8" tall, making is quite a bit shorter and stouter than the average. This bottle is as close to mint as they get. One tiny 1/8" flea bite in the lip edge. Nice bit of blue glaze dripping from the lettering. If you own only one grey bodied Hall - pick this one!

A36_PR001_Hall_Kingston_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR002 Worthy - Toronto Unlisted

Minimum Bid: $500

Range:$800-1000

Sold: $500

When we pulled together the book on Canadian primitives, we listed a plain T.P Worthy as a Toronto bottle based on research (ON-181). This bottle proves the point. The style of this quart size primitive is similar to a number of Brantford bottles, leading us to thing this one is probably Brantford-made. Excellent condition. 3/4" base edge deep chip at right rear. Interesting buff glaze as though the bottle received no saltglazing. Other minor imperfections. A must-have for the Toronto collector.

A36_PR002_Worthy_Toronto_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR003 J. Musson - Quebec

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $800

This J. Musson Quebec primitive is an exceptional bottle. Musson was a chemist and confectioner who established himself at a an early date. The markings on this bottle attest to this fact. In two spots, the bottle is marked with an "EX" standing for "Export". This is a mark that was used on exported British utility pottery until the 1830s - making this one of Canada's earliest primitives. This is an unlisted type with a thin brown glaze. Near mint condition with only minor imperfections. One of the best pieces in this sale.

A36_PR003_Musson_Quebec_thumb_1 A36_PR003_Musson_Quebec_thumb_2

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR004 Brown 1874 Indian Town NB-01

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $300

A fabulous example of a rare W. Brown from Indian Town (St John) dated 1874. Near mint example with a great brown speckled glaze.

A36_PR004_Brown_IndianTown_thumb_1 A36_PR004_Brown_IndianTown_thumb_2

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR005 Pilgrim - Hamilton CW ON-57

Minimum Bid: $500

Range:$800-1000

Sold: $500

An extremely rare and early Pilgrim bottle. English-made, circa. 1850s. This example is excellent with a bit of light flaking to the sharp shoulder edge and a couple of the tiniest flea bites on the lip. A tremendous example of a real tough bottle!

A36_PR005_Pilgrim_Hamilton_thumb_1 A36_PR005_Pilgrim_Hamilton_thumb_2

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR006 Phillips - Victoria BC-9

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $1250

A two tone pint size A. Phillips from Victoria. A near mint example. A bit of hairline cracking in the lip top edge, but very minor stuff. Some stain to the body. Original stopper. Quite possibly the best example of this rare bottle.

A36_PR006_Phillips_Victoria_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR007 Dolan Bros - St John NB-41

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $950

A rare black top Dolan Bros St. John quart bottle. Near mint with the one potstone visible front top left body. A gorgeous finish on this rare and early Dolan. The top appears a dark green in strong light. An exceptional bottle.

A36_PR007_Dolan_StJohn_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR008 Easton - Kingston ON-67

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $325

This B. Easton Kingston primitive is a truly rare bottle. To our knowledge, there are only two examples. This one came to us beheaded. It is the one pictured in the book. We had it professionally restored using a Joseph Cook from Port Perry (ON-142) as a model. The Easton and this variant of the Cook are the only two Ontario primitives to be found in this rare form. A rare Picton Potteries-made bottle type.

A36_PR008_Easton_Kingston_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR009 Atkinson - Guelph ON-150

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: Not

An excellent example of the W. Atkinson pint from Guelph. Tiny font variant. 1/2" base edge chip at front. Three 1/8" chips off the sharp mushroom shaped blob. A bit of staining to the body at the rear. Sounds worse than it is. A rare primitive in a nice condition.

A36_PR009_Atkinson_Guelph_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR010 Dolan - St John Unlisted

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: Not

This Dolan bottle is an unlisted size at 9" tall. See photo comparing it to a normal Dolan quart. There is a pint size in this bottle, but it stands only 7 1/2". Poor condition. Large piece at front reglued badly. Three 1/2" base edge flakes. If this size is truly unique, it would be a good candidate for professional restoration.

A36_PR010_Dolan_StJohn_thumb_1 A36_PR010_Dolan_StJohn_thumb_2

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR011 J.B. - Hamilton CW Unlisted

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: Not

A rare unlisted quart J.B. Hamilton CW. 10 1/4" tall. Professionally replaced top and it is one hell of a good job. You will wait a long time for a mint one.

A36_PR011_JB_Hamilton_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR012 Laurie - Perth ON-123

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

This simple JAMES LAURIE quart primitive from Perth, Ontario is a scarce variant in an exceptional mint condition. Nice cone style top on this one. A beautiful bottle.

A36_PR012_Laurie_Perth_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR013 Laurie - Perth ON-126

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A nice example of one of the more interesting J. Laurie bottles from Perth, Ontario. This one mentions both Laurie's occupation as a "Baker" and the contents "Root Beer" The root beer reference is quite rare for a Canadian primitive. Poor condition but still displays well. Cracked right around the body. Another 4" crack runs from the underside of the blob to the shoulder at front.

A36_PR013_Laurie_Perth_thumb_1 A36_PR013_Laurie_Perth_thumb_2

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR014 Dolan Brothers - St. John NB-37

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $350

A near mint blue top Dolan quart with only minor imperfections.

A36_PR014_Dolan_StJohn_thumb_1 A36_PR014_Dolan_StJohn_thumb_2

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR015 Simmons - Charlottetown PE-005

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A lovely tall light tan variant marked Simmonds - CH. TOWN. Excellent with a 1/4" lip flake at right. Nicer than the average one of these.

A36_PR015_Simmons_Charlottetown_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR016 Wallis - St John NB-61

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A gorgeous J.A. Wallis with a wonky blob top. Near mint. Lip is partially ground - likely in manufacture or from heavy use.

A36_PR016_Wallis_StJohn_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR017 McKee - Fredericton NB-7

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A nice quart size S.H. McKee quart. Two 1/4" glaze flakes in the blob, one front one back. Overall nice wear. Real nice example!

A36_PR017_McKee_Fredericton_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR018 Spencer - Brantford ON-17

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A great example of a W. Spencer solid cream quart. Near mint with only minor imperfections.

A36_PR018_Spencer_Brantford_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR019 * (Starr Brothers - Brockville) ON-29

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A beautiful quart primitive with a star trademark. Very likely from the Starr Brothers of Brockville, Ontario. Clean 1" base edge flake at rear. Otherwise excellent.

A36_PR019_Starr_Brockville_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR020 Starr Brothers - Brockville ON-23

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $120

A tiny pint Starr Brothers Brockville. Heavy stain and rust from burial. Base edge chipping. This sounds a lot worse than it displays. A good example of a scarce bottle.

A36_PR020_Starr_Brockville_thumb_1 A36_PR020_Starr_Brockville_thumb_2

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR021 Meyer - Seaforth ON-157

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $50

A lot of these Meyer bottles from Seaforth are big and crude, but this one wins out for the most primitive. Big heavy bottle with a stout neck and big blob. The blob appears to have been burnt in the firing. An overall crude feel to this one. No saltglazing. Some rust and staining but only adds to the character.

A36_PR021_Meyer_Seaforth_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR022 F.A.F. (Fred A. Fick) - Simcoe ON-159

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A rare quart Fred A Fick from Simcoe. This is a scarce bottle in a really attractive western Ontario form. Near mint with overall wear. The one pictured in the book.

A36_PR022_Fick_Simcoe_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR023 Mrs. Baker - Forester's Falls ON-45 ON-46

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $110

A rare near mint example of a fat little pint size Mrs. Baker from Forester's Falls., near Pembroke. There are only a handful of examples known that are not badly damaged. This one has a 1/4" flake off the inside of the blob, clearly from the cork being pried out. One of the best of these I have seen.

A36_PR023_Baker_ForesterFalls_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR024 Loney - Brantford Unlisted

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A previously unidentified primtive that we now know comes from Brantford. Loney is listed as a grocer and confectioner in 1851. Near mint with one 1/4" glaze flake base edge rear and a 1/4" glaze flake off the underside of the blob rear. An unusual form and a sweet little bottle.

A36_PR024_Loney_Brantford_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR025 J.C. ON-7

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $90

These J.C. marked primitives are almost certainly from the area of Perth, Ontario but no one has yet attributed them to a specific merchant. Near mint with a couple of base edge separation marks. Real nice example of this bottle.

A36_PR025_JC_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR026 Maritime Primitive Group NB-50, NB-22

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A really poor example of a very rare R.J. Garnett St. John cider bottle. Decapitated, cracked and heavily stained. This bottle could be properly cleaned and restored. There are few examples in any condition. Also a Carvell & Grogran St. John with original top glued roughly in place. Another rare but sadly damaged primitive.

A36_PR026_MaritimeGroup_thumb_1 A36_PR026_MaritimeGroup_thumb_2

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page

PR027 Maritime Primitive Group NB-31, NB-54

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

An excellent example of the P&M Devine with a 1/2" base edge chip at rear. Likely a Boston Mass bottle. Pair of J.R. (James Ready?) primitives. The clay coloured one has a bad crack down the left side. The medium brown one has two 1/4" base edge flakes at rear and a 1/4" think flake on back of the blob.

A36_PR027_MaritimeGroup_thumb_1

click on image to enlarge

Return to top of page