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 18, 2019
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, personal 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 2019

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Lot Number Description Photo Sold

Flower pot 7" high, one handle missing unmarked, Jugtown

2 Clint Alderman Wedding Jug excellent condition


3 Crawford county 1 gallon storage jar, kiln pops, repaired, crack on inside


4 Mary-Stanley Ferguson, Gillsville, Ga. 3-2010, nice decoration details

5 Flower pot 11 1/2" cracked with wire support, stamped B S Salter


6 8 gallon Tennessee churn with 2 lug handles, decorated with hand painted flowers    

Hahn stacker jug

8 North Carolina orange jar with lug handles stamped Jugtown Ware    
9 Crawford county 11 inch jug, lots of rim wear, stamped in handle, not readable    
10 Flower pot 7" high, chip on rim stamped J O Brown, J H Stewart



11 Crawford county 1 gallon jug stamped H    
12 Crawford county face jug by the late Charlie B West, stamped handle and signed base, from his personal collection    
13 Small vase by Shelby West, inscribed, 1st Annual JugFest, kiln crack but excellent condition    
14 1 gallon storage jar, nice glaze, kiln pop and flea bites on rim, attributed to Jack Merritt    
15 North Georgia Spitton, attributed to Meaders    

16 Crawford county bowl with incised lines by the late Charlie B West, signed base, beautiful lime green glaze, from the personal collection    
17 Crawford county 1/2 gallon jug, paint rock glaze, with a repaired lip, attributed to JBL


18 Grace Nell Hewell 2011 pitcher excellent condition    
19 Barrow county small jug, small crack in handle    
20 Lanier county, small storage jar, lid not original    

21 Grave marker 21" high X 13" base, found in Culloden, GA    
22 North Carolina storage jar    
23 Crawford county large double face jug by the late Charlie B West, stamped handle and signed base, from his personal collection    
24 Crawford county 1 gallon Billy Merritt jug with re-attached handle and re-fired, was found as is    
25 Decorated flower pot 11 1/2" high, one handle missing, chip on lip, stamped J W Salter    

26 Upstate South Carolina, 2 gallon jug, double ring on mouth for tying, hairline crack    
27 Beehive jug stamped "WM"for William Dennis "Billy" Merritt, has a crack and repaired lip    
28 Crawford county 1 gallon jug stamped WD for William Dennis "Billy" Merritt, several hairline cracks    
29 Small Marie Rogers face jug, signed and stamped M ROGERS, excellent condition


30 Crawford county 1/2 gallon storage jar, attributed to Billy Bryant, possible repairs    


Atributed to William Dennis "Billy" Merritt, Grease Jar, has a crack at bottom and chips. Wire handle and lid

32 Flower pot 7" high, stamped WTB Gordy, Avalon GA    
33 Clint Alderman, highly decorated deer jar,marked, wood fired, ash glazed, 2017, 2 loop handles, excellent condition    
34 Nice Billy Merritt pitcher, has chips around lip    
35 Alabama jug, 2 gallon    

36 Crawford county 1 gallon storage jar, attributed to Dickson possible handel repairs    

Chester Hewell Chamber Pot, CSA 1997

38 Crawford county Jug stamped backwards "HY",
Henry Yaughn, rare stamp
39 Kiln furniture, 3 pieces used in kiln to stack jugs for firing, later may have been sold for dog bowls or flower pots    
40 Reggie Meaders signed face jug, rare, excellent condition    

41 Crawford county jug by the late Charlie B West, stamped handle and signed base, beautiful glaze    
42 Cleater Meaders mug, no damage or repairs, signed 1997    
43 Crawford county 1 gallon jug stamped with possible R or B on handle, small chip on rim, atributed to Bryant family    
44 Storage jar with loop handle and lid or childs chamber pot has chips on lid and rim, attributed to Long family    
45 Jug stamped "C", Columbus Newberry    

46 Two gallon Crawford county jug great glaze, minor chip in handle, no chips, cracks or repairs. Probably Merritt family    
47 Chester Hewell 5 gallon churn, CSA 1999, 1 loop & 1 lug handle    
48 Crawford county jug handle stamped E for Eddie Averett    
49 Lincoln NC 1/2 gallon jug attributed to Seagler    
50 Crawford county ½ gallon jug, stamped J, small rim chips    

51 Chester Hewell 3 gallon jug, CSA 1998    
52 Outstanding half gallon jug with amazing ash glaze runs. This jug is mint with no repairs or cracks.    
53 Crawford county 1/2 gallon jug, missing handle    
54 Crawford county 1 gallon pitcher attributed to Billy Merritt, has pour spout chips    
55 Crawford county 2 gallon jug, stamped "JY" James Yaugh, has 1 chip on lip"    

56 Crawford county 1/2 gallon jug, firing cracks    
57 Coffee pot with damaged spout and cracks in base    
58 Rock Mill Alabama 4 gallon storage jar with double lug handles. Has rim professionally repaird, attributed to Zachary Ussery    
59 Merrit family jug half gallon with highly fired glaze with bold runs. This jug is in mint condition with no repairs or cracks    
60 "Crawford county 1/2 gallon jug, flea bite on rim    

61 Crawford county 1 gallon jug, stamped handle SX attributed to Washington Seaborn Becham, handle repaired/replaced, may not be original to jug    
62 Billy Merritt coffee pot with crack at bottom    
63 Crawford county jug, missing handle, attributed to Henry Doss Marshall    
64 Small Marie Rogers face jug signed, in excellent condition    

Billy Merritt bean pot stamped 2, this jar is in excellent condition for age and use. Has a minor flea bite on rim no chips cracks or repairs. A great example of Crawford county pottery.



Crawford county 5 gallon jug, attributed to Merritt

67 Crawford county storage jar 12" high, small chip on rim, beautiful glaze    
68 Old and mint North Georgia 1 gallon jug, ovoid shape    
69 Crawford county 1 gallon jar, double handle, cracked/repaired    
70 Crawford county 1/2 gallon jar, cracked/stabilized/glued    

71 Medium size Billy Merritt flower pot pitcher, has chips    
72 Crawford county jug by the late Charlie B West, stamped handle and signed base, beautiful dark alkaline glaze    
73 Shelby West commerative jug, Roberta, Ga Centennial 1910- 2010 marked #10    

White county 3 gallon jug, no damage, attributed to Wyley Meaders


Pitcher, attributed to JHL, John Henry Long


76 Crawford county 1 gallon storage jar, very nice condition    
77 Crawford county bowl, has rim chip, attributed to WD "Billy" Merritt    
78 Crawford county 1 gallon storage jar    

2 gallon churn with 1 loop stamped J A Bishop, has rim chip

80 Pickiling/kraut jar, very tall 23"; X 12" base. Found in barn 1 mile from Jugtown    

81 2 gallon jug, rim chip    
82 Large lid for pickeling crock 13" X 1" thick    
83 Jug, minor flea bite on lip    
84 Storage jar with 2 lug handles, inscribed," I believe the US should send military action to Simolia 29 Nov 1992", inside lid has, "Send Help", signed Cleater Meaders    
85 Flower pot 11" high hairline crack, stamped S R Rogers    

86 2 gallon pitcher has minor flea bites on rim, Jugtown    
87 Storage jar has 1 loop and 1 lug handle    
88 Rare flower pot by Cicero Burns, black potter that worked for S R Rogers. Stamped with logo, Handmade, Woodfired, Georgia USA    
89 Lanier Meaders pitcher, signed on bottom    
90 Crawford county 2 gallon jug, small lip chip, no repairs, stamped on handle CWT possibly Billy Merritt's brother-in-law, rare stamp    

91 Atlanta, 4 gallon churn 15 1/2" high 3" kiln pop on side, stamped E J Brown/ J H Stewart    
92 Lanier Meaders pitcher, no damage or repair, signed    
93 Storage jar/crock 13" high    
94 1 gallon jug, 13" high handle missing    
95 1 gallon jug, oviod 10" high, signed Mike Craven 2018