Pottery Auction Catalog


Proceeds to benifit the Courthouse Cultural Center/Middle GA Folk Pottery Museum, Sponsored by Crawford County Historical Society
2:00 pm, May 20, 2017
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 2017

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Auction Item Lot Number # Description Photo Sold

Donated item,

all proceeds from this sale go to the Old Courthouse Fund,
Paw Print Pottery, Barnwell SC, 1 gal face jug,


Donated item, all proceeds from this sale go to the Old Courthouse Fund,
Western Stoneware stacker jug, Manmouth, Ill

3 2 Gal BS Salter churn, great condition $71.50
4 North Carolina milk pan/cream riser, alkaline glaze, near perfect $38.50
5 1/2 Gallon Crawford County jug, hole in side, Yaughn family $55.00
6 5 gallon double handled Alabama jug, salt over slip, mint condition $88.00
7 Pitcher, Catawba Valley decorated, with outer rim restoration, great glaze $55.00
8 6 Gallon crock, cobalt blue number, hairline crack $11.00
9 Half-gallon Georgia stacker jug, stamped Cofield and Brown, Albany slip with kiln drip, mint condition $55.00
10 Jacksonville, Florida, advertising stacker jug, Bristol slip with blue decoration, mint condition No Sale
10 A Salt-glazed half gallon jar; cobalt decorated handle; Probably Pre-1850; Dug in Savannah, great shape $55.00
11 Signed John Meaders one-gallon pitcher with grape cluster decoration, alkaline-glazed, mint condition $77.00
12 Double loop handle jar, "5" on shoulder, Randolph County Alabama, outstanding glaze, 1 glaze chip and 4 tight hairline cracks. $154.00
13 Lanier County, Timmerman shop Storage Jar, 11 Inches tall, beautiful glaze and double line wave decoration, missing handles, 2 inch broken rim $357.50
14 Bobby Ferguson dark green pig, chipped on each tusk, rare, great condition, scratch marked Gillsville, Ga on belly $38.50
15 3 Gal Crawford County syrup jug $66.00
16 Shelby West face jug, stamped handle signed base, inscribed 2 on back $44.00
17 Stamped Mike Hanning, grape cluster decoration, preserve jar $33.00
18 Crawford County 2 gal jug, missing handle, tight hairline crack $27.50
19 5 Gallon South Alabama jug, mint condition $88.00
20 Crawford County fancy stamped "2", Billy Merritt storage jar, great look, heavily over fired. $132.00
21 2 Gallon Addington jar, Maysville Ga, salt over slip jug, excellent condition $55.00
21 A Edgefield 1 1/2 gallon jug, beautiful glaze, possibly Hahn $176.00
22 3 Gallon Addington churn, green, minor glaze flaking , no rim chips $66.00
23 Large 18 inch 1 handle Alabama jug, salt & slip glaze with drip, mint condition $71.50
24 Crawford County Flower Pot Pitcher, Albany slip, 9 Inches tall and wide, hairline cracks with chip $66.00
25 5 gallon beautiful green alkaline-glazed jar, attributed to Merritt family, stamped 5 on one handle, freeze crack around the middle, 2 rim chips $110
26 Alkaline glazed half-gallon Crawford County whiskey jug, excellent condition $231.00
27 Crawford county Yaughn family, 1 gal jug, excellent condition, small glaze flake $121.00
28 Crawford County 14 inch storage jar, "N" reversed stamped on handle, possibly James Newberry, ca. 1900, wear on spout No Sale
29 Crawford County jar, handle restored, paint rock glaze $88.00
30 2 Gallon green Randolph County, Alabama jug, small rim chips, no cracks or restorations. Numerous iron burst on glaze $55.00
31 Alkaline glazed one-gallon pitcher, oatmeal color glaze with distinct collar, rim chip, South Carolina, possible Edgefield or Columbia. $99.00
32 Unsigned one-gallon Albany slip pitcher, Georgia, attributed to Stork family $88.00
33 Albany slip flower pot pitcher attributed to Emmett Merritt; crack on one side; rim chips $148.50
34 Crawford County jar, crack stabilized, attributed to the Yaughn family, great green alkaline glaze $170.50
34 A

Early Anita Meaders signed pitcher, mint condition, great glaze

35 1 gallon Crawford County jug, signed H on handle with great glaze, has mouth restoration $165.00
35 A Signed COA 3 gal jug, outstanding glaze, 2 minor glaze flakes on mouth, no repairs $357.50
36 Lanier Meaders gallon pitcher, signed, chip on inside of lip No Sale
37 Chester Hewell ring jug, signed on bottom, Mint condition $429.00
38 North Georgia preserve jar, chip in lip $38.50
39 One lug/one loop handle churn, marked "3" on shoulder, chipped lug handle, White County, Ga, Mossy creek, Late Dorsey Family $159.50
40 15" churn, one lug/one handle $143.00
41 Billy Merritt Double loop handle jar, frog skin glaze, stamped "4", slight lip chip, no restoration $231.00
42 Henry Newton Long, 4 Gallon, Stamped Handle, great paint rock glaze, original handle reattached, 1 one inch probe hole $165.00
43 Southern 1 gallon jug, paint rock glaze, possible late Crawford County, no cracks or repairs, minors glaze flakes around spout $444.00
44 1 gallon Crawford County jug - signed "HN" backward "N" - for Henry Newton Long, chips to rim, great paint rock glaze, no restorations $286.00
45 1 gal CC jug outstanding glaze & condition, chip on base $187.00
46 Billy Merritt bean pot, 1 gal, great glaze, excellent glaze $308.00
47 Crawford County Merritt Family flower pot pitcher, rim chips and 5 in hair-line crack, great paint rock glaze $176.00
47 A Tea pot and Creamer, Long Pottery, Crawford county, not marked, JNL $550.00
48 Crawford County 1 gal jug, mint condition, great glaze with kiln drips $192.50
49 Half gallon signed TJA paint rock Glaze Jug, handle replaced, not known if original $66.00
50 Edwin "Nub" Meaders rooster with green striped snake, dated Sept. 16, 1994, perfect condition $797.50
51 Crawford County double handle bean pot, outstanding glaze, possible Billy Bryant $434.50
52 H.D. Marshall 1 gallon jug, stamped handle, lip chip, paint rock glaze $110.00
53 1 Gal Crawford county jug great glaze minor chip on mouth, no other damage or repairs $82.50
54 Beautiful glaze on a Crawford County Jug. $192.50

Small multicolored advertisement jug, Marked "PENSACOLA GOLDENCORN."

56 8" Funnel, Stamped Gordy's Pottery Greenville, GA, extremely scarce, pristine condition, important piece $302.50
57 Important DX Gordy 7" funnel in slip glaze with cobalt marker signed "D X Gordy", not know if authentic signature, mint condition $93.50
58 Crawford County 4 1/2" creamer, ca 1900, probably Billy Merritt $770.00
59 Crawford County bowl, 10 1/2" wide, 4 1/2" high, paint rock glaze, well worn glaze all original, no damage $170.50
60 3 Gallon Pyles or CJB beehive jug, great glaze, 1 1/2 inches of handle restored $687.50
60 A Billy Merritt 1 gallon bean pot, great condition and glaze $297.00
61 Pitcher - highly fired, signed "E.L. Stork, Orange, Ga.", chips on lip No Sale
61 A Alabama 5 gallon storage jar, double handle, small mouth $165.00
62 15" Washington County Jar, excellent condition, likely Lucius Jordan $495.00
63 Crawford County Double loop handled jug, highly fired paint rock glazed jug, chip on spout, no other damage, no restorations $275.00
63 A Luscius Jordan 2 gallon, single handle, storage jar, Washington county $181.50
64 Crawford County double lug handle storage jar, lip chip, no restorations $275.00
65 Merritt family quart jug, great green alkaline glaze, scarce size, mint condition


65 A Luscius Jordan 5 gallon, storage jar, Washington county, rare wave decoration No Sale
66 Crawford County pitcher, rim repair, possible Merritt family, great glaze, no chips or cracks, has large portions of lip professionally restored, great glaze $192.50
67 4 Gal Lucius Jordan Jar, double handle , chip in Rim, 1 inch restoration on handle $330.00
68 3 gallon, double-handled Crawford County jug - unsigned - cracked - kiln drips or blow-outs near mouth $385.00
69 11 1/4" jug, stamped "T" on handle, ca. 1880s, possibly John Tobin born in S.C. 1837 $280.50
70 Crawford County 1 gallon jug, outstanding glaze, handle repair $132.00
71 Stamped WTB Gordy grease jar, no handles, minor chips around rim $132.00
72 2 Gallon Crawford County jug, outstanding glaze with strong bold runs, strong attributes, Billy Merritt, mint condition $170.50
73 1 Gallon 12" tall jug, stamped "JM" on handle, some call the mark Jackson Merritt, but possibly John Marshall b 1838 or John Merritt b 1850 $462.00
73 A Crawford county jug stamped "JM", like lot #73, hole in shoulder $198.00
74 1 gallon early Crawford County jug - signed "J" (backwards fish hook "J"), no damage, mint condition $577.50
75 Crawford County 2 gal jug, outstanding glaze, iron pops and alkaline runs, unsigned, 2 minor rim chips, no repairs $214.50
76 10 1/4" jug, "WRB" scratched on shoulder, Jugtown, William R., Brumbeloe 1844/45 - 1911, ca. 1890 $110.00
77 Nub Meaders rooster, cobalt blue, mint condition, signed, can't read date. $467.50
78 Clint Alderman pitcher, cobalt runs and squiggly decorations, inscribed "Clint Alderman Clarksville Georgia May 13, 2016", woodfired ash glaze $110.00
79 Red Reggie Meaders Rooster, Signed $401.50
80 Half-gallon alkaline glazed whiskey jug, attributed to Hahn Pottery, found in Savannah River with free oyster shells attached, one rim chip, no restorations $181.50
81 Lanier Meaders coffee cup, signed, mint condition, great glaze $55.00
82 Cleater & Billy Meaders Chicken Waterer, signed, Inscribed "1 of 1 1892-1992 Meaders Name in Pottery for 100 years and still turning 1992", mint condition $192.50
83 Stevens Pottery 10 1/2 Inch pitcher, lip chips, glaze imperfections (crawling) $77.00
84 5 Gallon churn, double loop handles and 1 lug, excellent condition, Likely Wiley Meaders $159.50
85 This is a  very rare double-dipped Cleburne County, Alabama. (None of the Alabama collectors has a photograph of a pitcher like this in his collection. That doesn’t mean no one has one, but it indicates that it’s a scarce form and glaze.) $825.00
85 A Crawford county 1 gallon pitcher $313.50
86 6 Inch double face jug, signed Marie Rogers, blue/white swirl, has cracks, rare piece $214.50
86A Marie Rogers miniature pig; signed, Mint $66.00
87 White county 4 gallon, 2 loop handle Syrup Jug, beautiful ash glaze runs, Near perfect, has handle repair. $66.00
87A 5 1/2 Inch Sitting Figurine, confederate soldier, Signed & Stamped Marie Rogers $137.50
88 Addington Pottery Jar/Crock, salt over Albany Slip, Excellent form & glaze, minor rim nicks $110.00
89 Cheever Meaders 5 gallon churn, 1 loop and 1 lug handle, Typical mossy green glaze $258.50
90 Lanier Meaders churn, 4 gallon, slip glaze, Mint $225.50
91 10 1/2" Storage jar, White county Ga, great condition No Sale
92 1 gallon North Georgia pitcher; alkaline glaze; chips on lip, no cracks or restorations. $66.00
93 Clint Alderman 5 gallon jar, inscribed "January 22, 2004 in a very cold pottery shop" $165.00
94 5 gallon single loop handled jug, Alabama, slip glaze, excellent condition $82.50
95 White County 4 gallon, 2 loop handle Syrup Jug, beautiful ash glaze runs, Near perfect, has handle repair. $66.00
96 Early southern alkaline glaze Jar, 90% rim restoration and restoration to lug handles $165.00
97 NC pint cream pitcher, alkaline glaze, professional spout restoration, rim chips No Sale
99 Crawford county 1 gallon jug, stamped "N" James Newberry, high fired, kiln debris on shoulder $330.00
100 4 Gallon jar, attributed to the Merritt Family, green frog skin glaze, excellent condition $280.50
101 1 gallon Crawford County jug, Beautiful green runny alkaline glaze, excellent condition $110.00
102 3 Gallon Merritt jug, beautiful glaze with kiln indention, few minor chips from normal wear, photos don't do this one justice, no repairs $110.00
103 3 Gallon Crawford County jug, signed - unable to make out stamp, great glaze, mint condition $203.50
103 A

Eichelburger 2 gallon storage jar, Alabama, signed "ME"

NOTE: This item was dropped and is broken in several pieces. Hopefully someone can repair it.

104 Pottery sherds, stamped handles, "BB" "JBL" "HN" $33.00
105 Billy Merritt Jar, stamped handle, frog skin glaze, rim chips & handle repair $137.50
106 Crawford County flower pot pitcher, alkaline glaze, missing handle, section about 4 Inches broken and re-glued, normal lip and spout chips. From the collection of Dot Ellis $44.00

Crock, 12 Inches tall, 1 loop handle, marked, while it may not look like much, is very rare.  It is a Crary Pottery, Bluff Springs, Florida, piece and is marked with both the pottery name and the date. The pottery was in operation for only 6 years, from 1933-1936.

In 1933, John Crary II and his sons, John W. and Martin Crary, were trying to earn a living from their general store in Bluff Springs, up in the panhandle north of Pensacola. Another source of income was needed. With the depression the Crary’s found people needed the same food storage vessels used by early Florida settlers. The Crary’s used bricks from an old family brick yard to build a kiln and, spending some $4.50 for turnings, they were in the pottery business. The Crary Pottery at Bluff Springs produced Albany slip and Bristol slip utilitarian pottery from 1933 to 1939. The pottery is impressed: Crary Pottery, Bluff Springs, Florida.

108 Billy Merritt 5 gal, great green alkaline glaze, small rim chip, handle restoration. $170.50
109 Crawford county jug, paint rock glaze, hairline crack mid section and shoulder $38.50
110 Barrow county jar, rim chip, incised lines $165.00
110 A Brown Storage Jar, 1 Handle, Northern, small glaze chips on rim $38.50
111 Very nice water cooler, 21 Inches Tall, stamped 10 on rim, bung hole and vent hole, slip glaze $99.00
112 Ronnie Payne 2008 signed, Great glaze Mint, 2 gallon jug $88.00
113 Southern pitcher, 1 gallon decorated, lip chips, slip glaze $143.00
114 Miniature Albany slip pitcher, could be Alabama or WTB Gordy, perfect condition $22.00
115 Miniature pitcher #1; North Carolina, Reinhart $44.00
116 Miniature pitcher #2; Albany slip, possibly Alabama, small chip on spout $11.00
117 North Georgia Jug, small lip chip, no restoration, slip glaze $44.00
118 Signed Mike Hanning ant trap; alkaline glaze, Mint $33.00
119 Albany slip, Southern decorated pitcher $55.00
120 Storage Jar -- buff-colored, mottled, salt-glazed, wood-fired, Stoneware $99.00
121 Red Rebecca Pitcher, mint condition $154.00
122 Very nice pitcher slip glaze $66.00