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Pottery Auction Catalog

FINAL CATALOG


Courthouse Cultural Center/Middle GA Folk Pottery Museum Sponsored by Crawford County Historical Society
3:00 pm, May 16, 2015
In the New Courthouse, Knoxville, GA

Buyers must be at least 18 years of age. Buyer's premium of 10% will be added to the sale price. The buyer agrees that any published description is solely for identification and does not constitute a warranty, express or implied that the merchandise actually conforms to such description; merchandise is purchased "as is." Crawford County Historical Society (CCHS) and its partners make no warranties or guarantees as to the quality or condition. Failure to inspect items shall not be a cause for cancellation of sale. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:CRAWFORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

When possible, items will be sold in the sequence listed in the auction catalog. Bidders are responsible for determining that the auction description matches merchandise inspected. CCHS reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. The auctioneer may refuse to recognize any person not registered and not having a paddle number. CCHS reserves the right at its sole discretion to refuse anyone the right to register and participate.

Consignors are not allowed to bid on their own property/merchandise or have an agent bid on their behalf. If the auctioneer recognizes such biding or is advised of the same, the auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any and all items consigned by the offending consignor.

Successful bidders must pay for the purchase of all lots immediately following the conclusion of the auction. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, personnel check, cashier's check, or money order. All sales are final. No refunds will be given.

All personal property and purchases must be removed at the conclusion of the auction unless other approved or accommodations are made. Failure to make proper payment for purchases or to remove purchased items from the building by the close of the day will result in a forfeiture of any right, title, or interest the bidder may have acquired and the property shall revert to the CCHS.

Announcements may be made on the day of the auction to clarify catalog descriptions or other information specific to a lot or individual property/merchandise item. These announcements take precedence over catalog information pertinent but do not alter in any way these basic terms and conditions of sale.





Crawford County Historical Society Pottery Auction 2015

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Auction Item Number Lot # Description Photo Sold
1 1 Crawford county jug, nice tobacco spit glaze, neck missing, trash attached to bottom. $30.25
2 2 Nice Blue Vase with decorative glaze. Signed Kirby Wilkes, from Cleveland Ga. Apprentice to Annette Meaders Boswell. Hard to read date may be 3/13/07. $16.50
3

90

Five gallon churn with dasher

No Sale
4

113

Small Roseville spongeware butter crock--mint condition

No Sale
5 3 Art Pottery Vase with grapes and leaves, some small cracks. No Sale
6

57

Shelby West blue rooster, marked #7

$99.00
7 4 Yellow vase, marked Italy on bottom. $5.50
8

106

3 gallon salt glazed storage jar with lid

$30.25
9 26 Collectible souvenir bowl from first Georgia Jugfest; made by Mark Merritt $5.50
10

51

Half gallon jug, Albany slip, 7" tall, Nashville Pottery. Has a few little kiln dots & tiny chips.

$16.50

 

11

123

Marked "BM" on handle for Billy Merritt. Good piece for repair, lip broken but pieces are inside.

$187.00
12 6 Storage jar with paint rock glaze. Hole in side and handle has been re-attached No Sale
13

101

Marie Rogers pitcher, 7 1/2 inches, great condition.

$44.00
14 7 Gordy's Pottery, Greenville Georgia, Nice Vase, good color. $38.50
15 23 North Georgia mini jug, excellent condition $44.00
16 8 Clint Alderman vase with applied grapes and leaves on two sides. excellent condition, dated 2012. $88.00
17

38

One gallon stacker jug made by W. F. Hahn, Trenton, S. C., circa 1890s. Unsigned but glaze, handle, and spout style identify it as Hahn. Dug in an Augusta landfill. $275.00
18 9 Large Pitcher, cracked and glued back together, all pieces there. $5.50
19

48

Rebecca pitcher; Joe Craven (1947-, started Craven Pottery, Gillsville); 18 inches tall

$71.50
20 10 Unique small Bowl, nice glaze, signed Whip $13.75
21

115

Miniature Hewell Pottery churn with original lid and dasher, marked on side. This is at least 40 years old.

$33.00
22

98

Three gallon jug

$88.00
23

44

Crawford County 2 handled jar, unsigned, repair to rim, possible "JBL".

$990.00
24

105

2 gallon salt glazed storage jar

$16.50
25

72

Gillsville churn, marked 4 on side.

$137.50
26

125

Small pitcher alkaline glaze with lip broken

 

$66.00
27

87

Two gallon stacker jug, marked E.L. Brown

$110.00
28 11 Art vase with a very unique glaze, has deep green almost like patina of bronze . Has crack in base. $16.50
29

107

1 gallon jug, very unique as it has an aluminum screw on lid and the interior looks to have a very smooth porcelain glaze. Mark on shoulder looks like "XH13"

$33.00
30

34

Small fancy face jug, stamped Seagrove (N.C.) on base, 1980s. $55.00
31 12 Stacker Gallon Jug with dull glaze and slightly tapered shape. Good condition, unknown maker. $60.50
32 13 Nathaniel Hewell Pitcher signed, dated 1998. Nice glaze and excellent condition. $55.00
33

59

Shelby West Face lamp, 16 inches tall, marked #1, 2007

$110.00
34 14 Two Gallon Jug marked 2. Handle broken, possibly Greene county Tennessee. Has ringed neck, dull glaze $27.50
35

47

Half-gallon jug, possibly Washington county, Ga.

$247.50
36 15 Very nice shallow dish with design and partial glaze. J Chapman Pottery, Douglasville, GA $11.00
37

104

1 1/2 gallon salt glazed storage jar

$19.25
38

43

Crawford County 2 handled jug, signed "JHL", repaired.

$264.00
39 16 Shelby West 2013, vase with spiral turning. $27.50
40

91

Six gallon churn with dasher, marked S.R. Rogers.

Jugtown, Ga.

$220.00
41 17 Large jug, about 2 gallon, minor chip on lip, unsigned. $22.00
42

114

Tall blue vase, has makers label on base, small chip on lip, near mint.

$5.50
43 19 Bobby Ferguson (Gillsville) pitcher, applied grapes and leaves, typical Ferguson blue, great condition $33.00
44

124

South Carolina Dispensary, salt glaze gallon jug, fake, painted on and varnished.

 

$16.50
45 20 Small Crawford County jug, large hole in one side, great for new collector or study piece. $49.50
46

89

Six gallon churn

No Sale
47

55

Crawford County one gallon jug. Great glaze. Surface firing crack does not go all the way through.

$176.00
48

67

Early one gallon jug, not marked, attributed to the Long family

$330.00
49 22 South Alabama cream riser, good condition $22.00
50

110

One-handled large-mouth jug, hand-turned. Possibly White Co, unknown potter at Meaders shop.

$55.00
51

52

Chicken waterer, Jug town, was picked off chicken farm in Upson Co

$44.00
52

111

Turpentine collection cup

$11.00
53 27 One gallon stacker jug marked "Return to Zachman and Myers", grocery store in Marion Ohio c. 1910-1950 $38.50
54 28

Shelby West rooster with mouse, c. 2006, excellent condition.

Marked 23, SW, 3 8 06, maybe Mar 8, 06

$99.00
55

120

Excellent handmade art pottery bowl, maker's stamp at base?

$49.50
56

69

One & a half gallon Crawford county jug, attributed to Long family.

$357.50
57

100

Edgefield stacker jug, 10 inch, nice glaze but uneven firing, few chips on side, otherwise great.

$110.00
58

41

Crawford County 1 gallon jug. Signed "E", repaired handle, beautiful glaze.

$247.50

59

122

Very Old Yellowware Polychrome Double-handled Bowl or Dish Seated for a Lid

$33.00
60

32

Small German Pitcher $5.50
61

64

Sugar bowl, N.E. Smith, Lawley, Al.

$22.00
62

33

Small German Stein $5.50
63

117

Alkaline glazed pitcher with partial repair on lip

$33.00
64

60

Shelby West double face lamp, 16 inches tall, marked #12

$121.00
65

35

Small jug, stamped on base D. M. Pound, Roanoke, Ala. $33.00
66

36

Log Cabin inscribed on base from Turn & Burn Pottery, Seagrove, N.C. 1994 $55.00
67

37

Large pitcher glazed with Albany slip. Marked 2. It came from a household in Hampton, S.C. Potter unknown. $55.00
68

39

Salt glazed jar, Virginia or W. Virginia, potter unknown. $16.50
69

40

Shelby West jug, signed and marked "Macon est 1823" Excellent condition.

 

$22.00
70

94

Salt glazed jar, unique opening/rim

$33.00
71

31

Small German Pitcher No Sale
72

45

Stevens Pottery jug; 13 inches high; marred but no major cracks; Stevens Brothers c.1880- c.1950

$44.00
73

49

Bobby Ferguson (1933-2005, Gillsville) face jug

$55.00

74

50

Four gallon jug, 15" probably Alabama. Missing handle, beautiful shape, one glaze smear and one rough spot.

$60.50
75 21 Salt glazed crock, probably Alabama $11.00
76

54

Three gallon crock, probably Pfaltzgraff, York Pa.

$44.00
77

56

Shelby West storage jar. Inscribed with names of Crawford county potters, marked #1

$302.00
78

118

Bristol Slip Churn with Original Lid, Cobalt "2" on side and Two Lug Handles

$22.00
79

58

Michel Bayne chicken feeder, 16 inches tall, North Carolina. Excellent condition, contemporary.

$247.50
80

61

Shelby West face pitcher, 11 inches tall, inscribed, "This is the first face pitcher I have ever made 2-12-2007"

$99.00
81

62

Small Pitcher, picked from an elderly Crawford county woman in 2015. Very nice glaze, good condition.

$55.00
82

63

Kim L Black blue candle holder, signed, dated 1988

$5.50
83

65

John Meaders commemorative cup, signed.

$44.00
84

66

Snuff Jar

$19.25
85 29 Small German Pitcher 0.25 L, matches lot 30 $11.00
86

70

W. F. Hahn, Trenton, S. C., one gallon stacker jug.

$170.50
87

71

WTB Gordy, six gallon storage jar, one loop and one lug handle, has cracks.

$165.00
88

73

Small creamer pitcher stamped "BP" for Becky Posnak. Napier Avenue Clay Studio

$11.00
89

74

Small container, could be an ink well, weighted base, marked with initials on bottom, either "MH" or "HW"

$8.25
90

75

Cherokee Indian incised decorated bowl. Signed, L Bigmeat Maney, Cherokee N.C. Excellent condition.

$27.50
91

76

Small bowl/cup

$27.50
92

77

Salt glazed candle holder, marked Williamsburg Pottery

$27.50
93

78

Small bowl, great condition.

$5.50
94

79

Small glazed jug, great condition.

$5.50
95

80

Kim L Black small pottery piece

$5.50
96 24 Salt glazed storage jar - 11 inches; possibly Alabama, cracked on side and bottom No Sale
97

81

Small vase with mark on bottom. Could be an ink well, weighted base.

No Sale
98

82

Small log cabin scene decorated jug. Seagrove, N. C., signed, Lick Creek Pottery, 1991, Vivian Varner. .

$11.00
99

83

Crawford county, small pitcher, spout chipped/broken.

$88.00
100

53

Five gallon stacker jug. 20" tall, U.S. Standard Pottery, 1879-1922 Ohio $55.00
101

84

Withdrawn

 
102

85

Small Jug

$30.25
103

86

Wyatt Childs Pot

No Sale
104

88

Three gallon storage jar

No Sale
105

92

Flower pot, marked S.R. Rogers.

Jugtown, Ga.

$52.25
106 5 R. M. Rose Co. Distillers, Atlanta. Marked C. R. Bird on backside. Has hole in bottom, crack in bottom and hole in top with chipped lip. $137.50
107

93

Salt glazed storage jar

No Sale
108

95

One gallon jug

$41.25
109 25 Thomas Ritchie (Catawba County, NC 1845-1909) half-gallon storage jar (marked ½) dark alkaline glaze $143.00  
110

96

One gallon storage jar

$33.00
111

46

Painting by Madison County memory painter Richard E. Roebuck; imagining of Dave the Slave; 28x23

$110.00
112

97

Salt glazed one gallon storage jar

No Sale
113

99

Three gallon jug, marked UHL Potteryworks, Evansville Indiana

$60.50
114

30

Small German Pitcher 0.25 L, matches lot 29 $5.50
115

42

Crawford County 1 gallon jug. Signed "JY", has hairline crack.

$264.00
116

102

Gallon jug in very good condition. Has beautiful dark glaze, no markings.

$39.05
117

103

Very nice pitcher with grapes and vine, nice glaze, has crack near the spout.

No Sale
118

108

1 gallon salt glazed storage jar.

$16.50
119

68

Billy Merritt, one gallon Crawford county jug, marked "BM" on handle.

$495.00
120

112

Molded pitcher, albany slip, late 1800s--early 1900s

$16.50
121

116

Shallow gravy or egg bowl

$16.50
122 18 5-gallon churn; lug and loop handles; beautiful glaze, rim chips and wear; possibly Bartow Co. $93.50
123

119

Signed Hewell Creamer, Alkaline-glazed

$22.00
124

121

Attributed to John Siegler pottery in the Edgefield District of South Carolina.  Siegler was in business there form 1853-1880.

Early round form alkaline glaze jar with typical olive and browns runs. This jar has been broken and re-glued but not restored.  Large chip to one lug handle.

Tony Carr of Augusta can restore the jar by painting the unpainted repairs and rebuilding the handle.

$467.50