News-Antique.com - Aug 10,2007 - They have accumulated a variety of designs and forms from every major Eastern Factory. Selections range from decorative bird and flower designs to extraordinary folk art masterpieces. Included are a double deer crock Norton Bennington, a standing stag from Burger Rochester, a winged eagle crock from Clark Lyons, NY, a Thomas Harrington Starface design and a great standing lion design on a crock from Farrar Geddes, NY. All of which are estimated to realize prices in excess of $20,000 each in this hot folk art category. Rare from Midwest potters is a highly decorated 10 gallon crock. It features a unique design of two birds, branches and a running rabbit. This piece could realize a price in the $10,000 and up range. Other items of note are rare signed New York State miniatures and a saltglaze Anna Pottery pig flask. A signature “Man in the Moon” preserve jar from the Cowden & Wilcox and a Stetzenmeyer Rochester animal jug will also be offered.
The top lot in the auction could be a unique large ovoid crock. A first time offering from a New York estate, this piece features a highly incised and blue accented design of birds, flowers and vines. The origin is New York State and dates to 1830. Presale estimate is $20,000 and up.
Lastly, example of Rockingham, Whites Utica molded and reference books will be included. To review photos of the above offerings and more information, visit the website at www.antiques-stoneware.com or call 716-759-2361.
Catalog available the end of August. Auction close date is September 15, 2007.