Signed "Emanuel Suter" Rockingham Co., Shenandoah Valley of Virginia decorated salt-glazed stoneware honey or sugar pot. Probably produced during his apprenticeship with John D. Heatwole at Dry River. 1850-1860. Sold June 22, 2013 for $86,250 - a new record for Virginia pottery.
EMANUEL SUTER, ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE JAR, salt glazed, "2" gallon capacity mark. Brushed cobalt decoration depicting a chicken or other fowl on the front and a solid-head flower on the reverse, additional cobalt at the handle terminals. Emanuel Suter, New Erection Pottery. 1866-1890. 9 3/4" H, 9 3/8" D rim, 6 1/2" D base. Published & exhibited: Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, p. 76, fig. 128 and p. 77, pl. 48.
T. HARRINGTON LYONS 5 gallon butter churn with stoneware guide. Blue wash at the name and double "5"s at the shoulder. In all our years, this is by far, the BEST signature star face we have ever offered. The sheer size fills the entire front of the tall churn. The additional squiggle lines have not been seen on other examples. SOLD $ 19,800
$230.00 One-Gallon Stoneware Cream Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA," circa 1865, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder and flattened rim, decorated with a brushed spitting tulip. Cobalt highlight to maker's mark. Excellent color. One chip to exterior of rim, a very minor chip to top of rim, and a tiny rim nick.