During the 19th century, stoneware was invented as a highly durable alternative to traditional pottery. These articles were an inexpensive option and were also rust-free and safer. The upcoming event, offered by Cowan’s Auctions, presents prominent examples of American stoneware. One highlight is a Paul Bogatay signed commission for the Maurice Knight Stoneware Company. Bogatay was a celebrated ceramist known for his work in Ohio. The Cleveland School artist also worked as a designer for Cowan Pottery. The available circa 1930s single mold and hand-tooled sculpture features a reclined colt. Also showcased is a Midwestern Ohio stoneware water cooler with a patriotic eagle.
The auction will feature a late 19th-century Humphrey’s Veterinary countertop display cabinet. During the late 1800s, Humphrey’s Veterinary cabinets were widely seen at pharmacies and drug stores. These cabinets displayed different ailments on their doors to promote homeopathic treatments. A Pennsylvania stoneware crock, a “Cream of 100% Pure Pennsylvania Oil” metal sign, an Alfred J. Brown Seed Company store display, and a Prince Albert Tobacco tin advertising sign round out the listings. Interested collectors can explore the full catalog and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (231), Ceramics, Bowls & Glass (203), Collectibles (114), Jars and Tins (56)
# of Lots:350
Price Range:$100 - $15,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Ohio Stoneware water cooler with patriotic eagle.||
|Apollo, Pennsylvania five gallon stoneware crock.||
|Paul Bogatay signed commission for the Maurice Knight Stoneware Company.||
|Humphrey's Veterinary countertop display cabinet.||
|Alfred J. Brown Seed Company store display.||
|Prince Albert Tobacco tin advertising sign.||
|Syracuse Plows heavy card stock sign and a white's golden tonic advertising poster.||
- Ceramics, Bowls & Glass
- Decorative Arts
- Jars & Tins
- Alfred J. Brown Seed Company
- Maurice Knight Stoneware Company
- Ohio Stoneware
- Paul Bogatay
- Prince Albert Tobacco
- Syracuse Plows
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