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Small Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Jug, "Patrick Gillon, Milford Mass.", mid-1800s.  9" tall x 5 7/8" diameter.  No chips, small faint hairline as shown.

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Cast Iron Bookends by Bradley and Hubbard from the “Bird Series”, Bluejay and Bobolink. 1925, signed. Mint condition.
5” x 6” x 2 1/4”.

$875 pair

 

 

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Two Pine Milliner's Boxes in wonderful original green paint, American, 19th century, each with black stenciled lettering: one labeled "Assorted Trimming" and the other "Dress Buttons." These boxes are in excellent condition with minor wear, shrinkage separation to top. Each 21” wide x 14” deep x 7 Ό tall. 

$2600 pair

 

 

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Three Gallon Stoneware Cake Crock, decoration on both sides, no cracks.  12” diameter x 8” tall.

$850

 

 

 

 

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Exceptional Small Size Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Pitcher, circa 1870, attributed to Thomas Haig Jr.
7” quart size stoneware pitcher with strong cobalt floral decoration, ovoid form with footed base and tooled accents to collar and body. The front is decorated with two vertically brushed tulips; the collar is decorated with four graduated groups of swags. There are also cobalt highlights to the handle terminals. As made condition. Sold Crocker Farm auction July 2018, lot 253.

$1825

 

 

 

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Shaker Cheese Basket in original Windsor green paint, 19th century, from Thomaston, Maine. Tight, nice size at 13 1/2" diameter top, 14 3/4" diameter base  x 4" deep. Small loss as shown.

$595

 

 

 

 

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19” Pantry Box in Strong Original Blue Paint. 8” stable split in band, top and base seamed due to diameter. 19” diameter x 6 Ύ" tall.

$895

 

 

 

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Single Drawer in Painted Case, late 1800s, original mustard decoration and porcelain knob.
11 1/4" wide x 7 3/4" deep x 5 1/4" tall.

$285

 

 

 

 

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Stoneware Cake Crock, 19th century, heavily decorated with well-formed extruded handles, 8” d x 5” tall. Very fine condition with a small shallow chip on the bottom edge and chips on one handle as shown. No cracks.

$775

 

 

 

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Pantry Box in Original Apple Green Paint with opposing fingers, mid 19th century, inscribed "J P" on lid. Perfect condition. 6 1/2" diameter.

$425

 

 

 

 

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Small Black over Red Paint Decorated Dome Top Document Box, circa 1820-1840, dovetailed, paint decoration extends on all four sides. All original including hinges as well as hasp, lock, and keeper. Great small size at 14" x 8" x 7". Excellent untouched condition.

$985

 

 

 

 

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Bail-handled Pantry Box in original Windsor green paint, mid 19th century, hand-chamfered lid, wood pin construction top and bottom, good tight condition.
9 1/4" diameter.

$335

 

 

 

 

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Reclining Chalkware Stag in original polychrome paint, 19th century, excellent condition with one chip off rear corner of base. Large size at 8 ½” x 10” tall.

$525
 

 

 

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Stoneware Milk Pan, 19th century, strong cobalt decoration all around the body, pouring spout, nice small size at 9” diameter x 3 ½” deep. Edge chips as shown, no cracks. 
 

If you owned a dairy cow in the 19th century, you were familiar with milk pans, which were used in the butter-making process. After a cow was milked, the milk was poured into a shallow pan and left to cool for a day or two, allowing the milk to settle and the cream to rise. The cream was then skimmed off the top and churned into butter.  In addition to stoneware examples, you can find pottery milk pans in redware and yellow ware. 

$895

 

 

 

 

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Small Rye-Straw Bee Skep, mid 20th century, excellent condition. 8" tall with handle x 9" diameter.

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Small Tin ABC Plate with kittens in the center, 4 Ό” diameter, signed “Ohio Art Co., Bryan, OH, U.S.A.”, 1920s. Excellent condition.

$68

 

 

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Pair 19th Century Child’s/Doll's Boot Molds, original surface with great patina, 4” long x 3 7/8” tall. Found in New Hampshire.

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Small Dovetailed Box in Original Blue Paint, 19th century, chamfered lid, original hardware including key.
12" x 7" x 5" tall.

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Lion Pipsqueak Toy, very good condition with minimal expected wear.  Late 1800s.
3 1/4" long x 4" tall x 1 1/2" deep.

$165

 

 

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Handled Buttocks Basket in Original Green Paint, solid and sturdy, 8 1/2" diameter.

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Apple Box in Original Salmon Paint, canted sides and mortised corners, 19th c. 
11 3/4" wide at the top x 3 1/8" tall.

$395

 

 

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Footed Wooden Riser, late 19th century, in original surface with nicely shaped applied molding.
14 1/2" x 10 1/4" x 3" tall.

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Two Wooden Lodge Candleholders in the form of urns.  Lathe-turned and incised at the shoulders, original gold paint.  Early 1900s, found in SE Pennsylvania. 
Left-13 1/4" tall and right- 13 3/4" tall. 

$95 each

 

 

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Small Stoneware Mixing Bowl in the best blue glaze, beehive type pattern, desirable small size at 5" diameter, in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or hairlines, 1910-40. Base marked "USA 5 in". 

$48

 

 

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19th c Mortar and Pestle in Original Cherry Red Paint.  Nicely turned with unusual incised base, visible scribe marks on pestle handle.  Minor hairline from rim as shown in bottom left photo. 
Mortar 7 5/8" tall, 14 1/2" including pestle.

$395

 

 

 

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Tin Cheese Strainer, 19th century, with three oval feet, found in Pennsylvania.  Nice condition. 
5 1/2" tall x 5" diameter, not including handles.

$168

 

 

 

 

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Rye Straw Basket in perfect condition with no breaks or losses, circa 1900 or earlier.
11" diameter top x 4 3/4" tall. 

$145

 

 

 

 

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Miniature Baskets
Top Row, left to rt:

1. Half basket in Windsor green paint, flat back, 3 1/2" tall x 2" x 2". SOLD

2. Tiny Buttocks Basket, 2 1/4" x 2 3/8" x 2". $375

3. Tiny Rectangular Handled Basket in blue paint, 3 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 2 1/2". $395

4. Buttocks Basket,
3 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 3 1/2". $365

5. Round Handled Basket, 3 1/2" x 3 3/4". $375

Second Row, l to r:

1. Mini Cheese Basket, one small break on bottom. 4 1/2" x 1 3/4". $345

2. Buttocks Basket,
4 1/2" x 5" tall including handle. $375

3. Buttocks Basket, original white paint,
4 1/2" x 4 1/2".  SOLD

4. Rectangular Handled Basket,
5 1/2" x 3 1/4" x 4" tall including handle. SOLD

 

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Rare Set of 9 Shaker Berry Baskets. Large, low-sided double-wall staved picking basket with swinging bail handle, original dry surface in excellent condition, and 8 open-staved berry baskets, original dry surface, 2 with breaks. Large: 14 “d x 5 Ό” t; center small 5” d x 3” t; remaining 7 at 3 Ύ” d x 2 ½” t.

$1590

 

 

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Large American Redware Bowl, circa 1880, rare size 16" x 5 1/4". One handle broken.

$795

 

 

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Smallest (?) Penny Doll, 19th century, in handmade original period dress with purse tied to belt.
5 1/2" tall, on stand.

$185

 

 

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Redware Jar, possibly Galena, Illinois, circa 1850, in a beautiful multicolored glaze of olive green, orange, and yellow, with "eyes" and a nicely rolled rim characteristic of early Galena redware. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or hairlines.  One stone ping that occurred during firing. 
8 3/8" tall x 6" diameter base.

$985

 

 

 

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Shaker Sap Bucket, original red paint with white interior, iron bands, unsigned, attributed to Enfield, NH, no restoration, with original hanger.
12" diameter x 11" tall.

$295

 

 

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Early Turned Maple Bowl with soft "beehive" turnings, good base, double rim, never painted and smooth as silk. Nicely out of round at 8 1/2" x 9 1/2" diameter at the rim.

$295

 

 

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Small Redware Jug, mid 1800s, incised at the shoulder, excellent condition.
6 1/2" tall x 4 1/4" diameter at the rim.

$385

 

 

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Small Wooden Apple Basket, rare form with carved wood swing handle, original Windsor green paint, bands held with brass tacks, excellent condition with no damage or losses. 10 ½” diameter x 7 ½” tall. Size, color, form, and condition.

$495

 

 

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Stone Book Keepsake carved from marble, late 1800s to early 1900s, very good condition.
5 3/8" x 2 7/8" x 7/8" thick.

$85

 

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Hanging Tin Candle Box in old green over original red, mid 19th century. Features a pressed fan back, excellent condition. 11" wide x 4 1/2" deep x 10" tall.

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Rare American Display Case or Watch Hutch, late 19th century, hand carved with original paint decoration, wire nails, opens at the back. 
11 1/4" tall x 8 1/8" wide x 5" deep.

$795

 

 

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Small Painted Tin "Apple Tray", original decoration in perfect condition, circa 1920s.
5" across the top, 2 1/4" cross the base.

$85

 

 

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Large Hand-Turned Wood Plate/Charger, early 1800s, age split with the grain but stable.
Out of round at 11 1/2" x 10 7/8".

$195

 

 

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Wood Bowl in original blue paint, mid 19th century, nicely out of round at 13 3/4" x 14 3/8" diameter at the rim, no breaks or losses.

$475

 

 

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Small 19th Century Wall Mirror, original surface, hanger, and silvering, great back. 6 3/4" x 4 5/8".

$180

 

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Country Store Counter Jars with original tin lids, early 1900s, excellent condition with minor rim roughness. Left to right: 8 1/2", 7 1/2", 6 1/2" tall.

$125 each

 

 

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Pantry Boxes in Various Shades of Original Blue Paint, all in excellent condition.

Top to bottom:

  • 6 1/4" diameter, original blue/black paint $395
  • 6 1/2" d, dry original blue paint  SOLD
  • 7 3/4" d, original soldier blue paint  $425
  • 9 3/4" d, original dry robin's egg blue paint  SOLD

 

 

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Small Fanny Basket, circa 1920s, red paint circa 1950, tightly woven willow, good wear on bottom, no losses.
8 3/4" tall with handle x 7 1/4" diameter at rim.

$85

 

 

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Wallbox Scraped Down to Original Red Paint, circa  1830-40, square nailed, great condition.
11 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 13" tall.

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 Redware Flask in "tobacco spit" decoration, chip at base, expected wear to top. 8" tall x 4 3/4" wide x 2 1/4" deep.

$395

 

 

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Beautifully Paint Decorated Box with a Folky Bird (appears to be a robin) on nest on the lid, lined with 1830 newspaper. Paint decoration extends on all four sides: red over ochre vinegar painting, with a border of green on the lid. Square nails. Excellent original condition, including hinges.
14 3/4" x 9" x 7" tall.

$675

 

 
 

 

 

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Paint Decorated Box, pine, original green paint with yellow pinstriping and flourishes, 1820-1835.
12 1/2" x 10" x 5" tall.

$495

 

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Cobalt Decorated Dragonfly Stoneware Crock, 
1 1/2 gallon size, no cracks or chips. 8 5/8" tall x 9 1/2" diameter.

$385

 

 
 

 

 

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One Gallon Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Cream Jar, mid 19th century. Attributed to the pottery works of William Thomas, Huntingdon, PA. Stamped with 1-gallon mark and decorated in cobalt slip in a line of floral sprigs. Double incised bands at shoulder. 8” tall x 7 ½” diameter top. Overall excellent condition: minor flake at back rim as shown; a couple of in-the-making flaws (see photos). 

 $425

 

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Wooden Staved Bucket with bail handle in original green paint, late 19th century, iron bands, great patina, 9" diameter.

$165

 

 

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Small Dome Top Chest in original Windsor green paint, early 1800s, retaining hardware including a period brass ring pull on the lid. Turned feet, dovetailed construction, fine condition overall.
13 3/8" long x 6 3/4" deep x 8 3/8" tall.

SOLD

 

 

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Large Staved Tub, iron bands, original robin's egg blue paint, excellent tight condition.
16 3/4" diameter x 12 1/4" tall.

$465

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pair Pewter Whale Oil Lamps, American, 1830-55, signed "James Putnam'" (Malden, Massachusetts),
6 1/2" tall.

$295 pair

 

Pair Pewter Whale Oil Lamps, American, 1830-50, signed "Freeman Porter" (Westbrook, Maine),
8 1/2" tall.

$375 pair

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Ovoid Stoneware Jar, 5 gallon with freehand cobalt decoration of 8 cyclones, attributed to Zanesville, Ohio area, circa 1830-60.  Excellent as made condition with no chips or cracks, beautifully speckled clay, and great contrast in the decoration. A wonderful example of pre Civil War Midwestern stoneware.
16 3/4" tall x 8 1/4" wide at the mouth.

$1250

 

 

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Wallpaper Covered Dome Top Pine Box, retaining original hardware, circa 1830-40. Very good original condition. 11 ½’" x 7 ½” x 5 ½” tall.

$345

 

 

 

 

 

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Chalkware Squirrel Eating a Nut, late 19th century, strong original polychrome paint, very nice base painted to simulate grass, excellent original condition, 7 1/2" tall. This example is a bit taller than most because of the base, which effectively elevates the figure of the squirrel, literally and figuratively.

$695

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