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Type Internet Absentee Bidding
Price Realized 86,250.00 USD
Date Sold 6/22/2013

Lot # 1
Estimate 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD
VALLEY OF VIRGINIA DECORATED STONEWARE HONEY OR SUGAR POT, salt glazed, compressed ovoid form with plain rim and finely-ribbed handles, incised "IV" on top of rim. Cobalt decoration comprising a stenciled "EMANUEL SUTER" within a brushed feathered frame below opposing feathers on one side, and brushed triple-bloom flower on the other side. Emanuel Suter, probably during his apprenticeship with John D. Heatwole at Dry River. 1850-1860. 5" H, 4 1/4" D rim, 4" D base.
Excellent condition with some light chipping to handles and minor wear to decoration on one side.
Published: Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, p. 34, fig. 8.
Provenance: Collection of the late Rudolph Evers, Bridgewater, VA. Ex-collection of Page Price, Harrisonburg, VA. Exhibited: "'A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware,' The Rockingham County, Virginia School of Folk Pottery", Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, September 7 - December 30, 2004, No. 8.
Catalogue Notes: This pot is an outstanding representation of the classic "squat pot" form that originated with Andrew Coffman in Rockingham Co., Virginia during the 1840s. It is one of two nearly identical examples that were undoubtedly produced by Suter at the same time and in the same kiln. See Evans/Suter, p. 33, fig. 7 for the other example and p. 34, fig. 9 for the brass name stencil used by Suter. Emanuel Suter is recognized as the most prolific Mennonite potter in the American South. Unlike most other members of his faith, Suter embraced modern mechanics and industrialization. He progressed from operating a one-man, part-time pottery shop on his farm west of Harrisonburg before the Civil War to establishing the Harrisonburg Steam Pottery in 1891 which employed over 20 workmen.
Name June 22, 2013: Americana & Fine Antiques
Auctioneer Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
Type Internet Absentee Bidding
Date(s) 6/22/2013
Location 2177 Green Valley Lane
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841
Buyer Premium A Buyer's Premium may be added to this bid if it is successful.

Our June 22, 2013 auction included:

  • Important Shenandoah Valley material from the Rudolph Evers estate collection
  • Part one of the 40-year collection of the late Richard and Betty Robertson of Waynesboro, VA
  • Material that has descended in early Virginia families
  • Property from the estate of Nicholas de Belleville Katzenbach of Princeton, NJ
  • Selections from NC, TN, CT, NY and PA private collections
  • Plus other consignments!
  • This sale featured rare Virginia and other Southern material including important Shenandoah Valley folk pottery and folk art; 18th & 19th century American formal and country furniture; European furniture; a large selection of oriental carpets; American and European fine arts; collections of 18th and 19th century domestic articles and primitive lighting; country accessories including a fine selection of baskets; a large collection of textiles including quilts, samplers and homespun; Southern and other silver; fine Victorian jewelry; 18th and 19th century ceramics; Native American material; &c.

    ORDER OF SALE by Lot Number & Category

  • 001-097: Folk Pottery
  • 098-170: Historical including Civil War and Native American
  • 171-213: Baskets
  • 214-317: Domestic Accessories
  • 318-378: Primitive & Early Lighting
  • 379-498: Textiles
  • 499-602: Country Accessories, Folk and Decorative Arts
  • 603-754: Furniture
  • 755-812: Oriental Rugs
  • 813-879: Fine Art and Prints
  • 880-932: Jewelry and Silver (including Southern)
  • 933-1006: Ceramics and Glass
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