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We work with consignors from coast-to-coast and around the world, working hard to make sure we provide top quality items. A drooping cobalt free-hand flower adorns the crock on both sides, measuring approx. So be sure to scroll through our many photos to capture every angle! Just one of a great collection we currently have listed! Click on any photo to see it in its original size in a separate tab. The Calculator is not always right – if the shipping looks too high email us and we will give you an accurate quote prior to the sale ending. Estimated shipping weight, packaged is 9 lbs 8 oz in a 16 x 10 x 10 box Facts about Estate sales Inc. Intensely trained to maximize your experience in and around. We have had over , sales on. When you are in Your Quality Zone, you can offer with confidence!

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Compiled and Edited by Michael R. John Hammett was an active potter between and Characteristics of his colors were glazes in variations of yellow, orange, and green, colors also typical of Galena, where Hammett is said to have worked. However, form, far more than color is the distinguishing characteristic of these jugs.

Price Realized: $ 3, Very Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Grapes Decoration, Stamped “COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA,” circa , large-sized ovoid j.

Take a look at the marks on this RumRill console bowl right. A brief aside about RedWing and RumRill: Peters and Reed often has three stilt marks, too, and the old pieces show red clay under the glaze. So, if you see three little flaws on a glazed bottom, these are not damage—they are stilt marks or firing pin marks used for the firing process. Examining the bottom for stilt marks may reveal some numbers that may help with identification, too. The Numbers Brush-McCoy For many years, three numbers were used to identify many of the shapes for American pottery.

Some companies only used two numbers for some of the shapes, and some used four. These are numbers that are in the mold, not handwritten. Just a glance at the foot shows the numbers on this McCoy or Brush pot left. Notice the tilt to the numbers? If you see three numbers at a slant on a yellow clay pot, it may be Brush or McCoy.

McCoy Pottery History

Collectors refer to the pattern as Daisy and Dot, the glaze finish color as Warm Colorado Brown and the style motif as Pennsylvania Dutch. Besides the daisy dot pattern, the rare, pastel pieces are much sought after by serious collectors. Before you leave, I hope you’ll check out some of the great Mar-crest images found on nearly every page.

Many of these pictures were donated by fellow collectors. The rest are from my collection.

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They began to manufacture and sell functional and decorative stoneware. They also mined, bought and sold clay. This part of their business provided clay to many of the area potteries for several years. The Region had the natural resource of clay and the work force with the necessary experience in manufacture of earthenware. Ohio had been from the early ‘s, a pottery producing area. With the knowledge, resources, and product need the Nelson McCoy Sanitary Stoneware Company was a successful enterprise from the start.

The Stoneware was functional in the beginning and consisted of such items as Jars, Jugs, and Crocks for use in food and beverage storage to items such as poultry fountains, foot warmers and other not so glamour pieces. In May of that year they contracted for the construction of a building and purchased the equipment necessary to produce the products in large quantity. They selected the Roseville area because of the availability of clay and the land that the city donated free of cost.

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Two are the same size and each is decorated with individually distinctive embossed designs. However, they all share the unique feature of a strap handle applied within a recess in the lid; the lid sits on top the crock rather than a shelf on the inside or overlapping shoulder design. Combined, these similarities especially the lid with strap handle suggest these three crocks were produced by the same pottery at about the same time. Although embossed differently they have a strong visual similarity, much like the familial similarities of cousins.

One day a pottery company product catalog, bulletin, flier, or pamphlet may turn up that, with luck, will illustrate one or all three of these butters, and the production mystery will be solved. Dating to around the early ‘s, the clay and glaze of this crock are indicative of the many potteries in business in the Great Ohio Valley at that time; however the maker of this piece is presently unknown.

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Additional links to images of similar bottles are also frequently included. The array of references used to support the conclusions and estimates found here – including the listed dating ranges – are noted. Additional information and estimates are based on the empirical observations of the content manager over 50 years of experience; this is often but not always noted. Various terminology is used in the descriptions that may be unfamiliar if you have not studied other pages on this site.

If a term is unfamiliar, first check the Bottle Glossary page for an explanation or definition. As an alternative, one can do a search of this website. A printable, 3 page, summary sheet of the major beer bottles styles described here is available as a. Problems with spoilage confounded the long term storage and quality retention of beer making it a product that needed consumption fairly quickly after fermentation was complete. Prior to the Civil War most of the beer produced in the U.

These beer types were relatively high in alcohol and more highly hopped than the later – though enormously popular – lager beer styles. It is likely that much of the early production of bottled beer was for a heavy, high alcohol, non-carbonated product, i. There were various bottle styles used for beer during the first half of the 19th century, though the dominant theme seems to be short and squatty with a moderate length neck.

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Please don’t hesitate to email me about any particular pieces or potters you might want for your collection. The site will offer an array of different sizes and forms of pots, jugs and jars, and will occasionally include other smaller items such as inkwells and flasks. The selection will be updated as often as possible, in an effort to keep the current selection as diversified and interesting as possible.

Plain and Simple: German Stonewares from Colonial Sites By Lisa Hudgins Fig. 2: Blue and gray stonewares from Vreden. (Photo by Wilhelm Elling) Fig. 1: Stoneware from Vreden, dated Gray stonewares appear in many forms throughout the American historical landscape. Armorial jugs and incised crocks from Germany and the Netherlands grace 17th.

The body and handle are Bristol glazed and both heavily stamped in blue with a bird perched on a flowering branch. The lid is decorated with two blue circular lines and a generous finial. Unfortunately this salt crock has a substantial crack down the middle of the front. The manufacturer of this pitcher and salt crock is presently unknown but they are unquestionably products of an Ohio Valley pottery or potteries during the late ‘s to early mid ‘s.

The shape of the salt crock is also commonly seen as products of many early ‘s potteries from the Ohio Valley. However, no product catalogs seen to date illustrate this bird stamped design on any piece. So, until a piece, any piece, with this bird on a flowering twig is discovered in a pottery company product catalog, the manufacturer of this outstandingly beautiful pitcher and salt crock will remain unknown.

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The following items can be found on the A2Z Military Collectables website , with full descriptions, photographs and prices. This one is made of solid bronze and awarded to native bearers and servants; it has two clasps, the Tirah and the Punjab Frontier This medal is in excellent condition but all the naming has been erased; but both clasps are correctly attached and it comes on its original ribbon.

A very fine medal, a superb gap filler. Original American civil war period black leather ammunition pouch.

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A roti of fine white maida, leavened, rolled out oval in shape, sprinkled with nigella kalonji seeds and baked in a tandoor or ordinary oven. Small, mud plastered ovens closely resembling present-day tandoors’ have been excavated at Kalibangan, and Indus Valley site. In about AD , Amir Khusrau notes naan-e-tanuk light bread and naan-e-tanuri cooked in a tandoor oven at the imperial court in Delhi. Naan was in Mughal times a popular breakfast food, accompanied by kheema or kabab, of the humbler Muslims.

It is today associated with Punjabis, and is a common restaurant item, rather han a home-made one, all over India. Achaya [Oxford University Press: The ancient recipe remains virtually unchanged. Current applications for this bread product reflect a broad range of culinary adaptation and professional creativity. Foodservice professionals agree wraps of all kinds are hot.

Antique Ginger Beer Bottles

You’ll also be signed up to receive e-newsletters from Antique Trader and partners. Smaller stoneware pieces such as pitchers, milk pans and mugs were used for serving food and drink. In any case, you could find stoneware in abundance in any 19th century American household. History of American stoneware Around , we saw the first stoneware production in the United States.

The value of an antique crock will depend on many factors, including the desirability of the manufacturer and the designs printed on the crock. When determining a crock’s value, keep the following in mind. Manufacturer. Since nearly every city had a stoneware crock manufacturer, you’ll find dozens of different makers as you browse the selection of antique crocks.

Incised “primitives”, handthrown by potters to very individualistic standards, were made with little more than the bottler’s name, perhaps a city and even a date on the shoulder for identification. Most were just slip glazed, the occasional one had blue glaze on the lip or even down the shoulder. Come the ‘s, and growing industrialization, the modern, grey glazed bottles with stamped logos started to appear. These more modern, still handthrown but made to much more precise standards, bottles, came with shoulder slips in green, blue, even purple-red!

And the stamped designs were just as wonderful Stone ginger beer bottles faded in the ‘s, as the appallingly poor health standards became more obvious. Buyers started questioning the sediments at the bottoms of the bottles and wanted their wares in glassware, and wanted it to look fresh and clean, not just to feel that way when they drank it! As well, refrigeration was becoming more the norm, and the benefit of stoneware for keeping liquids cool just wasn’t so necessary anymore.

And thus came the superiority of the modern glass pop bottle. Gingers are usually collected by locale, province, state or other geographical locale. As with every other field of bottle collecting, the rare are not always sought after, the new are typically more valuable than the old go figure!

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But we look at this story backwards, from its results. Anything other than green replicating jade or white replicating silver belonged in tombs. Shiploads of southern Chinese stoneware, mostly bowls, were sent to the Abbasid Caliphate in large re-useable ceramic jars. These jars had auspicious inscriptions, often in Arabic, scrawled along their outside.

Arab potters noticed Chinese stoneware encroaching into their home market. They responded by inventing a smooth white tin glaze for their own earthenware.

Old vintage antique crockery like crock jars,jugs, bowls, pitchers,butter churns,mugs,and bean pots including salt glaze,blue/white and other stoneware made by Red Wing,Minnesota,Western and others. Red Wing Stoneware Encyclopedia is a special book that will serve as an indispensable guide for identification and dating Red Wing Stoneware and.

Feel free to contact me! This bottle stands about Has a hair lined crack on one side. Otherwise in great condition. This crock is in very good condition. There seems to be conflicting info on the web on dating this piece. Depending on the source, Monmouth Stoneware Company of Monmouth, Illinois, began operations in Sometime between and it merged with several other potteries to form the Western Stoneware Company, retaining Monmouth’s distinctive maple leaf logo, which was used until One source says the presence of “Co.

It is in very good condition, though there is a horizontal gash near the upper edge on the side opposite the logo. They also sold the same concoction for humans; it is still sold by Glaxo SmithKline, which purchased what was left of Elliman’s.

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