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 19, 2018
In the New Courthouse, Knoxville, GA

Buyers must be at least 18 years of age. Buyer's premium of 10% and 7% sales tax 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 credit card, 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 2018

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Auction Item Lot Number # Description Photo Sold

Donated item:

Advertising storage jar, Sulztbergers Pure Horse Radish As You Like It, dug in Macon

2 Chester Hewell (1950-) Gillsville, GA signed Face Jug, rare $85.00
3 Five gallon wide-mouth jug attributed to Alabama Potter Will Nunn (1869-1952) by Danny Maltbie. Mint condition. Nunn potted in Oxford and Marshall, Alabama, worked until the early 1920s. $125.00
4 Alabama Churn, Rock Mills, bottom handle missing, chip on lip, 5 gallon $25.00
5 Salt glaze, Alabama Rock Mills, turkey drippings, mint $70.00

This lot has 2 items

Dark brown jug, 1/2 gal, unsigned

Brown 1/2 gal jug, mint condition, Albany slip, glazed on bottom, pulled off w/wire

6 Early paintrock glaze, this may be North Carolina $70.00

This lot has 3 items

Small southern pitcher, possibly Alabama excellent condition

Miniature pitcher possibly Alabama, spout wear

Miniature pitcher possibly Alabama excellent condition

7A John Meaders, small green pitcher, mint condition, signed $75.00
8 Alabama jug, marked 5, mint, incised w/1 ring $155.00
9 Alabama 5 gallon, one-handled jug, small blow out, marked 5, kiln crack inside lip, $70.00
10 Preserve jar, Stamped J.A. Bishop, Del Ray Georgia, mint condition, Jasper Andrew Bishop (1836-1923) $105.00
10A Shelby West Knoxville Kiln Opening 2007, gallon jug $50.00
10B Shelby West Limited edition, Roberta, Ga 100th centennial celebration #2 dated 9-25-10 $70.00
11 Brown pitcher, incised w/ 4 rings, chip to lip $45.00
12 Pitcher, salt/Albany slip inside $60.00
13 Late 1800s 12 in Kline whiskey jug for R M Rose; Block stamped with both names; salt glaze; kiln drips; crack at bottom $235.00
14 Alabama churn with 2 loop handles on one side, has hairline cracks through bottom, very nice glaze, Rock Mills, Alabama $100.00
15 Edward C. Brown (1870/74-1944) Stacker jug stamped E.C. Brown, probably Atlanta area circa 1900. $95.00
16 Pitcher, runs on lip, minor chip on pour spout $50.00
17 Cheever Meaders (1987-1967) 4-gallon churn. 16in tall. Marked 4, Rim restoration $185.00
18 Lanier Meaders (1917-19 ) 4 gallon storage jar, excellent condition $410.00
19 Attributed to Lucius Jordan (1816-188s), turned in Hancock and Washington County, GA. Last known dated piece, signed and dated pitcher, 1884. (Information courtesy of Jim Bruce.) 1 gallon jug Washington co, $325.00
20 Preserve jar maybe NC $55.00
20A Creamer, brown with green runs, glazed on bottom $30.00
21 Shelby West signed 1/2 gal Monkey jug, mint condition $70.00
22 Garlic Storage jar, Mike Merritt, 3-16-1983 $90.00
23 William Davis Bishop (1861/62-19) stacker jug stamped W.D. Bishop, Meansville, GA. gallon jug, minor chip on lip $60.00
24 Jasper Andrew Bishop (1836-1923) preserve jar, mint, stamped J.A. Bishop, DelRay, GA $110.00
25 11 in Crawford county pitcher, has extensive rim repair $55.00
26 Green glazed pitcher several rim chips 11 ½ in tall $30.00
27 Two gallon Crawford county alkaline glaze Jug; light green; great condition; possibly Yaughn $245.00
28 Crawford County monkey jug 12in tall. Spout and rim restored $525.00
28A Double lug handle (bought in Athens) $50.00
29 Very early alkaline-glazed jar attributed to Crawford County, void in rim, stamped 4, likely second to third quarter 19th Century. $100.00
30 Double handled Crawford county jug; beautiful glaze, one side fired differently; attributed to Oscar Becham. One handle and spout repaired; does not ring true but no crack discernible $175.00

This lot is for 3 items

Creamer, brown

Creamer, black on brown, runny glaze, tiny chip in handle

Salt glaze creamer, probably Alabama, chip on lip


Lanier County double-loop- handled five gallon storage jar, hole in side, three drain holes drilled in bottom.

32 Lanier County two-gallon jar missing one handle. $50.00
33 Two gallon Crawford county alkaline glaze jug; dark green; great condition; possibly Yaughn $175.00
34 Crawford county bean pot. Great glaze with several small rim chips $525.00
35 Billy Merritt 2 handled Crawford County double-loop handled cream riser or milk pan. Unusual form. $230.00
36 Henry Doss Marshall (1845-1899), stamped HD on handle., no repairs or cracks, nice paint rock glaze, nicks around rim, chip in handle $120.00

HNL stamped Crawford county 2 gallon Jug

Henry Newton Long (1838- ca. 1907)

38 3 Gallon jug, hole high on shoulder $80.00
39 Crawford county bowl, has hairline crack on rim $225.00
40 3 gal Merritt family churn, one loop, one lug handle, paint rock glaze $225.00

This lot is for 2 items

Pitcher, glaze flow on side, glaze missing inside, chips on lip

Pitcher, Albany slip, mint

41 Crawford county Coffee Pot pitcher, seated for lid, lid may not be original $325.00
42 William Dennis Merritt (1861-1929) Crawford County bean pot, with fantastic glaze, no repairs or cracks, rim nicks $295.00
43 Crawford county Bean pot, chip on lip $775.00
44 Edgefield storage jar marked 3, small rim chips one small piece glued in rim $195.00
45 Clint Alderman face jug. 7 1/2in tall. Bottom Inscribed Clint Alderman 2017 Wood Fired Ash Glazed $70.00

This lot is for 2 items

Miller Pottery, Alabama, mint

Tall brown milk pitcher, Miller Pottery circa 1900, original price $100, found in Selma Alabama, small chip on bottom

46 Jesse Bradford Long(1808-1888) wire-stamped JBL, paintrock glaze. JBL left for Texas about 1881 to live with relatives. Wire-stamped jugs are very early, probably circa 1850 or before. $450.00
47 Crawford county 1 gallon Jug, chip on handle $170.00
48 Crawford county 1 Quart Jug, rare size $270.00
49 Crawford county 9 1/2in jug, a few chips on mouth and small hole in bottom. Possible JHL, single handle $160.00
50 large 5 gal CC Yaughn jar, missing handle, no repairs, no cracks, chips on lip $90.00
50A 2 gal white jug, chips (shallow) on lip great glaze $40.00
51 Lanier Meaders Face jug, late 1970s, small chip behind ear $550.00
52 Crawford County 12in jug signed H, has rim restoration $195.00
53 A.G. Meaders signed, 9 in face jug $200.00
54 Crawford county Flowerpot Pitcher, hairline crack $315.00
55 Crawford county Pitcher $205.00
55A Alabama pitcher, 1 incised ring, wear to rim $20.00
56 Billy Merritt Crawford county Bean Pot, Light Green Glaze, Lid may not be original ; $400.00
57 Piggy bank, stamped, Rogers No Sale
58 Melvin Crocker 2014 snake, excellent condition and very realistic $195.00
59 Large Billy Merritt Bowl, has hairline crack $125.00
60 Crawford county 10 ½ in jug, dark glaze, broken handle. Lots of surface cracks but no leaks $30.00

This lot is for 3 items

2 gal pitcher, Albany slip, minor chips

Squat Pitcher, chip on back of lip

gallon pitcher black, mint

61 Early 19" tall double handled storage jar, probably Thomas Dixon, dark green alkaline glaze, 2 large rim voids. $100.00
62 Edwin Meaders grape pitcher, kiln mint condition $200.00
63 Mike Hanning, signed/dated 1995, chicken waterer, decorated $45.00
64 2 gallon jug with large mouth chip $40.00

Billy Bryant 1 Gallon BB stamped jug, great glaze

Bill Bryant—worked with Billy Merritt until 1907


Billy Bryant stamped BB Crawford county 2 handled jar, Repaired handle

Bill Bryant—worked with Billy Merritt until 1907

67 Clint Alderman decorated jug. Beautiful blue runs near top. Inscribed Clint Alderman 2017. Wood fired. Ash glazed $75.00
68 Crawford County pitcher; dark alkaline glaze; large lip chips $125.00
69 1 Gallon Chevers Meaders jug, excellent condition $300.00
70 Grape decorated candelabra, Clint Alderman, 2012, excellent condition $150.00
70A Beautiful 2 loop handle NC jug, freeze crack at the bottom $375.00
71 Jar, handle & top missing, found in Lanier County
72 Red Georgia monkey jug $150.00
73 Alkaline glaze, 2 gal pitcher, chips to lip $145.00

2 items in this lot

Buggy Jug, 5 in Gillsville, GA

6 in blue tea pot with lid, grapes and leaves design, signed, Mildred Meaders


9 in blue double handle vase with grapes, signed, Bobby Ferguson, Gillsville, GA

Robert Ferguson (b.1933)

76 1 gallon N.C. jug $145.00
77 Reggie Meaders signed brown & red rooster, section of comb missing $75.00
78 Reggie Meaders signed brown rooster, two chips on base $210.00

This lot is for 2 items

7 in blue & white speckeled pitcher, signed, Marie Rogers, Meansville, GA

9 in storage jar with grapes, signed, Marie Rogers

80 3 handled churn, Albany slip, 5 gal mark, Alabama, R Mills, pulled off w/wire $165.00
81 Crawford County storage jar, Long attribution, 10in tall, 5in mouth, some glaze uneveness $50.00
82 Benjamin S. Salter (1847-1932?) Stamped B.S. Salter DelRay, GA, 4 gallon churn $125.00
83 Mathew Hewell 8 in pitcher, signed, excelent condition $10.00
84 Pitcher, gal, chips on lip $25.00
85 Squat pitcher, flea bites $35.00
86 John Meaders signed, Cleveland GA, (unusual) one lug/one loop handled with lid, mint condition $70.00
87 1 Gallon storage jar, maybe N.C. Rim chip and minor chips on lug handles $45.00
88 Chester Hewell double handle jug, slip decorated, excellent condition $575.00
89 Claude/Vicki Miller Rooster, excellent condition $175.00
90 Catawba Valley 2 gallon storage jar with lug handle $125.00
91 Anita Meaders Bowl with flowers. 4in tall, 8in across $90.00
92 Alabama, chip inside lip, incised ring $45.00
93 John Meaders mug, signed, green runny glaze,made in Cleveland, GA $15.00
94 Shelby West incised Pitcher, signed 9-3-07, excellent condition $30.00
95 Pitcher, John Meaders   $30.00

Cicero Burnes, student of S.R. Rogers, marked, perfect condition


Cicero Burnes, student of S.R. Rogers, marked, chip on lip


This lot is for 2 items

Signed John Meaders sugar bowl w/lid, Cleveland GA, mint condition

Miniature jug, mint condition

98 10 in Jugtown pitcher $35.00
99 Funeral Vase, grave marker, Attributed to Crawford County, GA
100 3 handled bowl, Maybe Ely Gordy or Cole has hairline crack, beautiful glaze $40.00
101 8 in storage jar, signed, Whelchel Meaders $20.00
102 Grace Nell Hewell pitcher 8 1/2in, excellent condition , signed and stamped $45.00
103 5 in Jugtown pitcher $20.00
104 Catawba Jar with some lip repair. $35.00
105 Southern jug, possibly Alabama $40.00
106 Large brown pitcher, 2 gal, squared handle $25.00
107 Salt glazed storage jar, rim chip, looks like it was painted at one time, good condition $30.00
108 Unsigned Burlon Craig one handled jug. Several glaze runs/skips, 10 ½ in no other issues $25.00
109 Bean pot w/lid, chip on lip $15.00
110 Large Jugtown pitcher, has rim wear minor chips, hairline cracks through bottom $5.00
111 8 in Jugtown storage jar $10.00