Pottery Auction Catalog


Courthouse Cultural Center/Middle GA Folk Pottery Museum Sponsored by Crawford County Historical Society
3:00 pm, May 21, 2016
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 2016

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Auction Item Lot Number # Description Photo Sold
1 Unsigned JBL double handled jar, 8 1/2 inches tall,paint rock glaze, missing one handle $143.00
2 Lanier County bowl. 12 inches across. Worn rim $660.00
3 Crawford County two gallon jug, beautiful glaze, has handle and mouth restoration. $165.00
3A Ant Trap, Michael Crocker, Classic form by a master potter


One gallon stacker jug, Brown Albany slip



Storage jar, glued handle

6 Alabama Bristol slip churn w/cobalt 3 on side $33.00


17 1/2 inch Billy Merritt, excellent condition 5 gallon storage jar, great paint rock glaze

8 Billy Merritt signed 3 gal jar with exceptional glaze. Has old restoration to part of rim. Beautiful jar with original handles $440.00
9 4 in Creamer, alkaline glazed, probably Cheever Meaders or Alabama $60.50
10 C S Cline salt glaze one gallon jug, handle broken $11.00


Crawford County bean pot, 1/2 gallon Billy Merritt, single handle restoration great glaze



Crawford County one handle jug with mouth restoration and handle crack

13 From the collection of Dot Ellis, Large batter bowl, missing handle, rim chip crack in wall $55.00


Crawford County jug probably by William Marshall, stamped handle re-attached or replaced; beautiful glaze

15 Half gallon Crawford County jug, probably Averett; handle missing; large rim chip outstanding glaze $60.50
15A 11 inch green & brown pitcher, beautiful glaze
16 Crawford County two handle jar, restoration, great glaze $165.00
17 Salt glazed storage jar/churn marked 5 gallons; interesting turkey drops; minor chips on rim and handle, strong Addington attributation $137.50


11 inch NC slip pitcher rim chips $60.50
19 Hen by C. Larry Wilson 2013. Bought at Slotin auction. $148.50


3 gallon churn signed WTB Gordy, Alvaton, GA, with a lid, missing handle

21 14 1/4 Tall Crawford Co. jug GC signed scarce signature a great alkaline glaze, has minor rim flea bite, no restorations. $330.00


HD (Henry Doss Marshall) jug, 12 inches tall with paint rock glaze, c 1890; minor chips from normal use



One gallon jug; chip in rim, late Crawford county, possible Yaughn



Crawford county paint rock Jug mouth broken and reglued, all original



Churn w wood lid, slip glaze Alabama

25A Crawford County two gallon jug, attributed to HNL, mint condition, stellar glaze.


Grace Nell Hewell Pitcher, Mint



Lanier county GA storage jar, alkiline glaze, five gallon. Double handle, one missing



One gallon stacker jug, Jugtown Pottery

29 Three gallon, 2 handled Crawford County jar. Probably Billy Bryant or Billy Merritt Chip on rim, ready for repair.
30 NC 13 inch jug, damged but glued
31 5 gallon churn, very tall, lip repair & crack, Randolph county Alabama
32 Large yellow ware bowl with blue band, great planter or shelf piece
33 Small bowl, one lip chip
34 From the estate of Dot Ellis. 17 in tall storage jar,Randolph county Alabama, unique form, hairline cracks
35 Backwards "JY" Jug, unique stamp, possible lip and original handle repair
36 Crawford County bowl, small hairline/firing line
37 Early John Henry Long 1/2 gallon jug, outstanding glaze, 10 inches tall, has old restoration on lip, no other damage.
38 Signed JBL single handle jar; outstanding paint rock glaze, 12 1/2 tall, rim void, no restorations
39 Two gallon storage jar double loop handles. Attributed to early Long family, unusual size
40 Mint condition half gallon jug. Stellar glaze and condition.  Attributed to Merritt family
40 A Five gallon JNL churn, lip repair
41 1 1/2 quart paintrock pitcher, by Billy Bryant, lip repair
42 One gallon unsigned Crawford County jug; thin paint rock glaze, flea bite on lip
43 6 inch flower pot pitcher, Alabama
44 One gallon William J Marshall jug, small mouth repair
45 JHL signed jug, great glaze, original handle reglued
46 Three gallon BB signed piece, professional rim restoration
47 Four gallon Long storage jar double loop handles
48 12 1/2 tall signed HA two places, Washington county storage jar, structural hairline conditions through out jar, scarce signature
49 Scarce John Henry Long  syrup vessel with runny glaze very few known to exist. Handle restoration to the unsigned handle.  Other than that great condition.  
50 Limonite glazed double handle straight sided, possible cream riser, cracks around base 7 1/2
51 JHL signed double handle syrup jug, great paintrock glaze with unsigned handle restoration, 14 1/2 tall
52 Very rare and early Becham 5 gal jar, less than 5 known to exist. 
53 Strong Wash Becham attributation, single handle perserve jar, great glaze, pristine condition
54 Bowl, great paint rock glaze, prossible E Averett, hairline crack
55 15 inch signed unreadable, beautiful glaze, mouth damage, no repairs
56 JBL, 10 in unsigned two handle jar, small glaze chip, no restoration
57 Late Crawford county 15 inch 3 gallon churn with a lid, minor glaze chips
58 Crawford County Merritt family two handle bean pot, has rim chips and small hairline
59 Early Crawford County single handle perserve jar. Circa 1850-1860's, mint condition, possibly early Long family.

One gallon jug signed J, paintrock glaze, great condition, chip in handle


61 JBL, 9 in two handle jar, excellent condition
62 Crawford County perserve jar, attributed to Rodolphus Yaughn, has two minor hairline cracks, nice glaze.
63 Washington county half gallon jug by Luscius Jordan. Small handle repair
64 17 1/2 inch Washington county storage jar
65 Crawford Co jug signed "J" fish hook style. Has a great alkaline and paint rock glaze Circa 1890, has tiny lip chips nothing distracting.
66 Crawford County unsigned beehive jug, has minor rim chips and small chip on handle.
67 White county GA 14 1/2 inch 2 gallon jug,
68 11 1/2 inch Hewell jug
69 Billy Merritt signed four gallon jar, has rim restoration
70 8 in light green glazed pitcher; handle missing; Crawford County - probably Long or Becham


6 1/2 inch stacker bowl, minor glaze chip
72 7 1/2 inch stacker bowl
73 North Ga 5 gallon churn, rim void
74 Robert Snake Eye Craven4 gallon churn
75 9 1/2 inch single handle bean pot
76 10 in pitcher 4 rim chips
77 4 gallon churn, handle missing, Jugtown Pottery
78 9 in pitcher, Jugtown Pottery
79 10 in pitcher, Jugtown Pottery
80 1/2 gallon jug, Alabama, great condition
81 11 inch brown storage jar South Alabama
82 8 in storage jar, Addington, Barrow county GA
83 10 in pitcher signed JD Bishop, no handle, Jugtown Pottery
84 One gallon stacker jug, Bristol slip
85 8 inch brown slip pitcher