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Conestoga Auctions: June, 2013 - 1841 paint decorated Accountant's desk sold for $18,880.
1841 paint decorated Accountant's desk sold for $18,880.
If you really want to know about the pulse of folk art in America, one of the best places to learn is at auction. There is not a better place than Conestoga Auctions in Manheim, Pennsylvania. Records have been set over the years including a red spatter handleless cup and saucer in a rare fish pattern which sold for $27,500 October 6, 2001.

An unreserved auction was held for Mike and Marianne Wilson of Mcveytown, Pennsylvania on June 1, 2013. The auction room was filled with dealers and collectors who wanted to be the highest bidder on items like spatterware, redware, mochaware, blue decorated stoneware, miniature blankest chests, splint oak baskets, pie safes, counter top cigar store Indians, eighteenth and nineteenth century quilts, tall case clocks, dutch cupboard, schoolmaster's desk, hanging cupboard, chimney cupboard, plank bottom chairs, chalkware, a wonderfully grained accountant's desk, and other advertising items. There were 365 registered bidders on the floor, internet and phone bidders. Live Auctions covered the internet bidding, but preference on highest bidder was given on the floor. The auction brought in $332,040 with 525 items which includes an 18 percent buyer's premium.

The auction started out with white and ash and oak baskets, both swing handle, buttocks, and market. A rectangular woven white oak service basket with opposing notch carved stirrup handles with a bottom which had three woven in "shoe" strips with an estimate of $50-100 went for $443 to a dealer on the floor. A round split white oak swing handle basket with re-enforced ribs on the bottom, wrapped split rim, notch carved bentwood handle stirrups with a carved bentwood swing handle in good condition with an estimate of $50-100 went to the floor for $502. The market remains soft on baskets.

Good pieces of redware brought strong prices. A stamped "W. Kirk" redware pottery pitcher circa 1870 with a reddish orange glaze, straight neck on bulbous body, applied loop handles and molded rim with a chip on the rim which had an estimate of $100-300 went for $1,180 to an internet bidder. Winfield S. Kirk worked for Sipe and Son out of Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

A nineteenth century redware pottery flower pot signed "Solomon Miller 1887" on the bottom with a molded rim with tapered body and attached saucer base and bold brown mottled designs on an orange glazed ground with minor chips which had an estimate of $50-100 went for $1,888 to a floor bidder.

A nineteenth century redware pottery open sugar bowl with a molded rim with a bulbous tapered body, applied rope twist handles and molded base rim with a manganese mottled design on an orange green glazed ground with an estimate of $50-150 sold for $885 to the floor.

A small nineteenth century redware pottery pitcher with a bulbous body with a pinched spout, applied loop handle and molded base rim with a manganese and green glaze on orange glazed ground with an estimate of $50-150 went to the floor for $649.

A nineteenth century redware pottery bean pot stamped "J.Glazier," circa 1810-1820 which was possibly the earliest marked piece of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Pottery with an estimate of $1,000-1,500 sold for $2,596 to the floor. The bean pot had a squat bulbous form with interior glaze and heavily molded rim. There was no glaze on the exterior and no lid with the bean pot.

There were several pieces of Gaudy Ironstsone and Gaudy Dutch. A hard to fine Gaudy Ironstone China Morning Glory Pattern Covered Vegetable Dish with a floral finial and pedestal base with an estimate of $300-500 sold to a floor bidder for $1,298.The decorations were bold and bright on the vegetable dish.

A very good Gaudy Ironstone china pinwheel pattern coffee pot with a floral finial, tapered body with a goose-neck spout and rectangular handle on a footed base with an estimate of $300-500 sold for $885 to the floor.

Spatterware has dropped tremendously in the past few years unless it is an exceptional piece. It is a far cry from when the dealer Doug Shirk from Renningers was the top bidder at Conestoga Auctions at the J. Harlan Miller sale in October 18, 1997. Doug paid the second highest price ever paid for spatterware with a five color pitcher which was knocked down at $14,850. Another piece Doug bought was a four color spatter child's cup and saucer for $5,720. If you couldn't afford the prices back then, now is the time to buy.

Conestoga Auctions: June, 2013 - Five color rainbow spatterware china milk pitcher sold for $7080
Five color rainbow spatterware china milk pitcher sold for $7080
A five color rainbow spatterware china milk pitcher with alternating vertical bands of red, green, yellow, black and blue, a scalloped top, scrolled handled, scalloped bulbous body and flared base with an estimate of $2,000-4,000 went to a floor bidder for $7,080.

A red and yellow rainbow spatterware china thistle pattern handleless cup and saucer with alternating bands of red thistle and green leaves had a tiny chip on the base saucer. With an estimate of $200-400 the cup and saucer sold for $649 to the floor.

A blue spatterware china rooster pattern milk pitcher with a Red, blue, and a double sided rooster decoration with a chip on the spout and base rim and an estimate of $300-500 went to the floor form $1,416.

A purple and red rainbow spatterware china peafowl pattern handleless cup and saucer in good condition with an estimate of $200-400 sold for $767 to the internet.

A very nice red spatterware china peafowl pattern small platter with blue, yellow and green peafowl on a full red spatter ground with an estimate $200-400 sold for $708 to a floor bidder.

Early Adams rose china was made by England for the Pennsylvania and Ohio markets in the 1830's and 1840's. The plates, cups and bowls would consist of red roses and designs and green leaves on a white background. Spatterware sometimes made use of the same rose. An unusual color combination of yellow and brown and an Adams rose pattern sugar bowl with an estimate of $200-400 sold for $767 to the internet. It had a "V" shaped break and a repair on the rim.

A bulbous form three color rainbow spatterware china milk pitcher with alternating wide vertical bands of yellow, brown, and blue and a spurred loop handle with rim chips and flakes with an estimate of $200-400 sold for $3,540 to the floor.

Blue decorated stoneware remains very collectible in today's market, and the prices realized at Conestoga Auctions showed this demand. Many of the pieces were done by Cowden and Wilcox, a firm established in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania from 1852 to 1904. Cowden and Wilcox operated under this name from 1863 to 1881.

The rarity of the piece and the design on the crock determines the higher prices paid. A bird design is more valuable than cobalt flowers or geometric designs, However, a man-in-the-moon or deer or fraternal decorations is more valuable than birds. Falling within the estimate of $2,000-4,000, a Cowden and Wilcox bird decorated two gallon stoneware crock with a blue slip bird on a stump with a worm out of its mouth and a molded rim with ear handles sold for $2,360 to the floor. The very next Cowden and Wilcox ovoid four gallon jug with a geometric bell flower and leaf design beat its estimate of $1,000-2,000 and sold for $2,832 to a floor bidder.

Blue decorated stoneware began its start in Harrisburg with the T. H. Wilson Company from 1852 to 1855. The company changed ownership a few times in its eight year operation. The WIlson brothers sold their company to John Young and Shem Thomas in 1856 and operated under John Young and Co. The pottery works continued in business until 1877 under the name of Willson Bros. and Co.

Tulip designs are good pieces in blue decorated stoneware. A T.H. Wilson 1 1/2 gallon stoneware pitcher with a double tulip, leaf design, molded rim, pinched spout, straight sided neck and bulbous body with a couple of rim chips with an estimate of $2,000-3,000 sold for $2,950 to the floor. Another T. H. Wilson tulip decorated one gallon ovoid crock with molded spout and loop handle which stood 11 1/2" high with an estimate of $500-1,000 sold for $2,478 to the floor.

A Wilson's and Young 1 1/2 gallon stoneware crock, circa 1855 with a single tulip and leaf slip design, ovoid body, molded rim with ear handles, rim chips, and a hard to find one year stamp with a estimate of $1,000-2,000 brought $3,835 to the floor.

A rare man-in-the-moon three gallon stoneware crock having a long nose and strong chin encircled by a floral wreath with minor chips to the base and an estimate of $2,000-4,000 sold to Harry Hartman for $7,080. Batter jugs which were used for pancake batter used to sell for nine cents when they were first made. A bulbous form Cowden and Wilcox one gallon batter jug with blue slip double clusters of eight grapes flanking the spout and bell flower and leaf decoration on the back with a wire bail handle, tin lid and spout, and a flake chip on rim and chip on side near base with an estimate of $2,000-4,000 sold for $4,720 to the floor.

Conestoga Auctions: June, 2013 - A Cowden and Wilcox fern leaf decorated three gallon crock from the Ex Clyde Youtz collection sold for $4425
A Cowden and Wilcox fern leaf decorated three gallon crock from the Ex Clyde Youtz collection sold for $4425
There was a blue decorated crock that sold in the Clyde Youtz auction September 9, 2000 for $3,190. It was a Cowden and Wilcox three gallon crock with a bold cobalt slip large fern leaf, tulip bell flower and spiraling vine decoration, ovoid form with flared rim and ear handles. With an estimate of $1,500-2,500, the crock in very good condition sold for $4,425 to a floor bidder.

A rare foliate decorated stoneware bottle attributed to Glazier Pottery in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (1831-1854) with three large sprigs of cobalt blue slip decoration, elongated neck, rounded shoulder, straight sided with molded base rim with one chip on rim base, 10 3/4" high with an estimate of $500-1,500 sold for $1,888 to the floor.

A tulip decorated one gallon stoneware jug marked "Harrisburg, PA" (1860-1880) with bold cobalt slip floral and leaf design with a molded spout and loop handle with an estimate of $300-500 sold to the floor for $1,121.

A ovoid form Cowden and Wilcox three gallon stoneware jug with cobalt blue slip cluster of eight grapes and leaf design with molded spout and loop handle with an estimate of $500-1,000 sold for $2,832 to the floor.

Another Cowden and WIlcox floral decorated bulbous form one gallon stoneware batter jug with a blue slip closed tulip and leaf design on the back and a floral wreath on the base of the spout above another flower and dotted leaf on the front with a wire bail handle and missing tin lid and spout with one chip on the underside of the base with an estimate of $500-1,000 sold for $1,888 to the floor.

A Cowden and Wilcox floral decorated ovoid form two gallon stoneware crock with cobalt blue slip with central sunflower flanked by drooping beehive flowers and foliate decoration, molded rim and ear handles with an estimate of $300-500 sold for $2,714 to the floor.

A storage jar made by H. Glazier, Huntingdon PA (1831-1854) with slip decoration of three sprays of tulips and leaves, molded rim, 8 3/4" high in good condition with a estimate of $200-400 sold for $3,304 to the floor.

The furniture market is currently weak except for the exceptional pieces. This was true of a fine western cherry wood Pennsylvania Sheraton paint decorated accountant's desk which was dated 1841. The desk with a slant lid had a vibrant ochre swirl, zig-zag and finger dot painted decoration. The front of the desk had four double recessed paneled door flanking recessed center panels all with molded trim and high turned feet. Pine was the secondary wood used on the desk which had an estimate of $15,000-25,000 and sold to a floor bidder for $18,880.

A Silas Hoadley country federal softwood paint decorated tall case clock (1815-1820) sold within the estimate of $7,000-10,000 for $9,440 to the floor. The original grain painting on the tall case clock was bold with a cove molded flat top with turned column supports, lip molded pendulum door, coved molded case with scalloped base. The 30 hour movement wooden works, polychrome painted wood dial with spread wing eagle crest above a cottage landscape with name banner arch with rose and foliate corners, Roman numerals with a second dial. The Hoadley family was a famous family of clockmakers from Connecticut. Silas completed his apprenticeship in 1809 when he formed a partnership with his brothers Terry and Thomas. Both brothers withdrew from the partnership by 1814 and left Silas alone to make clocks until 1849.

A nineteenth century Pennsylvania grain painted softwood spice cabinet with a yellow painted case with eight brown grain painted drawers and a secret money slot on the top of the case with an estimate of $500-700 sold for $1,416 to the internet.

At the J. Harlan Miller sale on October 18, 1997, Doug Shirk set another record for a piece of mochaware when he bought a rare form earthworm mocha wash basin for $11,550. There was a collection of mochaware represented in this auction. A bold marbleized full body pitcher four inches high with an estimate of $400-600 sold for $2,124 to the floor. A mochaware dome top petter pot with a trailing vine band on yellow ground with a estimate of $300-500 sold to Harry Hartman for $1,416.

Conestoga Auctions: June, 2013 - One dozen Economy Glass canning jars with paper seed labels, Smoketown, Pennsylvania sold for $649
One dozen Economy Glass canning jars with paper seed labels, Smoketown, Pennsylvania sold for $649
A wonderful dozen set of "Economy" glass canning jars with paper seed labels with an estimate of $200-400 sold to a floor bidder for $649. The jars were marked "P. L. Rohrer & Bro., Inc. Smoketown, PA." The bottom of the jars was marked "KERR GLASS MF'C CO., PORTLAND, ORE." The color and condition was great on the paper seed labels.

Miniature paint decorated furniture was well represented with a few Henry Lapp pieces who was active 1880-1890 in Lancaster County. He was one of the best known carpenters/cabinetmakers of the nineteenth century. The Philadelphia Museum of Art continues to collect his pieces.

A very special piece which was the fifth size of a normal piece was a rare American nineteenth century walnut miniature punched tin pie safe. The auctioneer said he had never seen another one like it. It had a plank top above two double paneled doors and sides and continuous frame legs. The tin panels were punched with a center five star in a circle. With a mere size of 18 3/4" H X 16" W X 8" D, the pie safe with an estimate of $2,000-$3,000 sold within estimate of $2,714. The couple that bought the piece said their pie safe at home matched the one they just bought. The miniature pie safe would be displayed on top of that pie safe.

Conestoga Auctions: June, 2013 - Miniature walnut punched tin pie safe sold for $2714 to collectors on the floor.
Miniature walnut punched tin pie safe sold for $2714 to collectors on the floor.
A Soap Hollow nineteenth century mixed wood miniature blanket chest attributed to John Sala, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania with an estimate of $2,000-4,000 sold aggressively for $7,080 to the floor. It had original red paint ground with gold stenciling "F. S. 1880." WIth a molded lid, dovetailed case, molded base with dovetailed feet and bowed skirt, the chest descended in the Yoder family, Big Valley, Belleville, Mifflin County.

There were a few pieces made by Joseph Lehn (1798-1892) who worked in Clay Township, Lancaster County making his typical covered saffron cups. His best represented piece was a softwood miniature blanket chest with a molded hinged lid, dovetailed case, molded base, turned feet with brown ground with yellow and green pin striping, pussy willow vines on moldings, double portraits on front panel and floral decals. With an estimate of $1,000-2,000 it sold for $5,900 to a floor bidder.

Conestoga Auctions: June, 2013 - Folk art counter top cigar store Indians, twelve inches high, sold for $6195.
Folk art counter top cigar store Indians, twelve inches high, sold for $6195.
A wonderful pair of folk art counter top cigar store Indians with carved and polychrome painted wood full bodies holding a cigar bundle in the right hand and a knife in the left hand and fitted on a pedestal base that read "Cigars and Tobacco" sold slightly above the estimate of $4,000-6,000 for $6,195 to the floor.

Another nineteenth century softwood spice box from the Triplett collection with original yellow paint with a estimate of $500-1,000 sold for $1,652 to the floor. The box had two split drawers with turned wood pulls.

A nineteenth century Shaker red painted pine nine drawer spice cabinet with a dovetailed case with four rows of two split dovetailed drawers and a single full width lower dovetailed drawer with original turned mushroom pulls had an estimate of $500-1,000 and sold to a floor bidder for $3,068.

The auction was represented with nineteenth century chalkware of squirrels, cats, roosters, Santa Claus, and rabbit figures. The highest price paid was for a hollow cast seated rabbit with red highlights and brown and tan sponge decoration. With an estimate of $300-500, the rabbit sold for $5,900.

Now is the right time to buy that special piece before the market rises again. To follow the auctions at Conestoga Auctions, you can contact them at (717) 898-7284. Their website is below. All photos used are courtesy of Gordon Wolgemuth at Conestoga Auctions.

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RECTANGULAR WOVEN WHITE OAK SERVICE BASKET, wrapped rim has two opposing notch carved stirrup handles. Bottom has three woven in "shoe" strips for strength. 12 3/4"h. X 22 1/2"l. Condition: Good with light use wear. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $50-100

Price Realized: $443


ROUND WHITE OAK SPLIT WHITE OAK SWING HANDLE BASKET, wrapped split rim with notch carved handle stirrups, carved bentwood swing handle secured with nails and high dome bottom. 7 3/8"h. X 12"dia. Condition: Good with use wear. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $50-100

Price Realized: $502


STAMPED "W. KIRK" REDWARE POTTERY PITCHER, reddish orange glaze, straight neck on bulbous body, applied loop handle and molded rim. Winfield S. Kirk worked for Sipe & Son, Willimsport, PA, circa. 1870. See "Made of Mud" page 30. 8 1/4" high. Condition: Good with one chip on spout. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $100-300

Price Realized: $1,180


19TH CENTURY REDWARE POTTERY FLOWER POT, signed "Solomon Miller 1887". Molded rim with tapered body and attached saucer base. Bold brown mottled designs on an orange glazed ground. 5"h x 4 7/8" diam. Condition: Good with minor chips. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $100-300

Price Realized: $1,888


19TH CENTURY REDWARE POTTERY OPEN SUGAR BOWL, molded rim with bulbous tapered body, applied rope twist handles and molded base rim. Manganese mottled design on an orange and green glazed ground. 2 1/2" h x 5" diam. Condition: Very good. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $50-100

Price Realized: $885


SMALL 19TH CENTURY REDWARE POTTERY PITCHER, bulbous body with pinched spout, applied loop handle and molded base rim. Mottled manganese and green glaze on orange glazed ground. 2 1/2" high. Condition: Good no damage. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $50-150

Price Realized: $502


REDWARE POTTERY BEAN POT STAMPED "J. GLAZIER," circa. 1810-1820. Possibly the earliest marked piece of Huntingdon Co., PA Pottery. Squat bulbous form with interior glaze and heavy molded rim, no glaze on exterior and no lid. See "Made of Mud" page 17. Ex Dean H. Reynolds Collection. 6 1/4"h x 8" diam. Condition: Good with a couple of chips. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500

Price Realized: $2,596


GAUDY IRONSTONE CHINA MORNING GLORY PATTERN COVERED VEGETABLE DISH, paneled form with floral finial and pedestal base. Bold and bright decoration. Hard to find form. 7" h x 9 1/4" diam. Condition: Very good. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $1,298


GAUDY IRONSTONE CHINA PINWHEEL PATTERN COFFEE POT, paneled form with floral finial, tapered body with goose-neck spout and rectangular handle on a footed base. 9 1/2" high. Condition: Very good. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $885


FIVE COLOR RAINBOW SPATTERWARE CHINA MILK PITCHER, alternating vertical bands of red, green, yellow, black and blue. Scalloped top, scrolled handled, scalloped bulbous body and flared base. 6 1/4" high. Condition: Excellent. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $7,080


RED AND YELLOW RAINBOW SPATTERWARE CHINA THISTLE PATTERN HANDLELESS CUP AND SAUCER, alternating bands with red thistle and green leaves. Condition: Good with tiny chip on base rim of saucer. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $649


BLUE SPATTERWARE CHINA ROOSTER PATTERN MILK PITCHER, yellow, blue and red double sided rooster decoration. Double bulbous body with loop handle and flared base. 6" high. Condition: Good with small chip on spout and base rim. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $1,416


PURPLE AND RED RAINBOW SPATTERWARE CHINA PEAFOWL PATTERN HANDLELESS CUP AND SAUCER, blue, yellow and red peafowl. Condition: Very good. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $767


RED SPATTERWARE CHINA PEAFOWL PATTERN SMALL PLATTER, blue, yellow and green peafowl on a full red spatter ground with incised feather border. 9 1/4" wide. Condition: Very good. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $708


YELLOW AND BROWN SPATTERWARE CHINA ADAMS ROSE PATTERN SUGAR BOWL, horizontal bands of yellow and brown with double sided red rose with green leaves decoration. Very unusual color combination. 4" high. Condition: "V" shaped break and repair on rim, otherwise good. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $767


THREE COLOR RAINBOW SPATTERWARE CHINA MILK PITCHER, bulbous form with spurred loop handle and molded base rim. Alternating wide vertical bands of yellow, brown and blue. 6 1/4" high. Condition: Rim chips and flakes, otherwise good. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $3,540


COWDEN & WILCOX, HARRISBURG, PA BIRD DECORATED 2 GALLON STONEWARE CROCK, circa. 1860-1887. Cobalt blue slip bird on stump with a worm in its mouth. Straight sided crock with molded rim and ear handles. 9" high. Condition: Good, one chip on back side of rim. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $2,360


COWDEN & WILCOX, HARRISBURG, PA BELL FLOWER DECORATED 4 GALLON STONEWARE JUG, circa. 1860-1887. Cobalt blue slip geometric bell flower and leaf design. Ovoid form with molded spout and loop handle. 16 1/2" high. Condition: Very good with a few small chips at base. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $2,832


T.H. WILSON & CO., HARRISBURG TULIP DECORATED 1 1/2 GALLON STONEWARE PITCHER, circa. 1852-1855. Cobalt blue slip double tulip and leaf design. Molded rim, pinched spout, straight sided neck and bulbous body. 11 1/2" high. Condition: Good with a couple of rim chips. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $2,950


T.H. WILSON & CO., HARRISBURG, PA TULIP DECORATED 1 GALLON STONEWARE JUG, circa. 1852-1855. Cobalt blue slip stylized tulip and leaf design. Ovoid form with molded spout and loop handle. 11 1/2" high. Condition: Very good. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $500-1000

Price Realized: $2,478


WILSON'S & YOUNG, HARRISBURG, PA TULIP DECORATED 1 1/2 GALLON STONEWARE CROCK, circa. 1855. Large cobalt blue single tulip and leaf slip design. Ovoid body, molded rim (with lid) and ear handles. Hard to find one year stamp. 10" high. Condition: Good with a few rim chips. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $1,000-2000

Price Realized: $3,835


COWDEN & WILCOX, HARRISBURG, PA MAN IN THE MOON DECORATED 3 GALLON STONEWARE JUG, circa. 1860-1887. Cobalt blue slip Man in the Moon design having a long nose and strong chin, encircled by a floral wreath. Ovoid form with molded spout and loop handle. 16" high. Condition: Good with minor chips to base. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $7,080


COWDEN & WILCOX, HARRISBURG, PA GRAPE DECORATED 1 GALLON STONEWARE BATTER JUG, circa. 1860-1887. Cobalt blue slip double clusters of 8 grapes flanking the spout and bell flower and leaf decoration on back. Bulbous form with wire bail handle and tin lid and spout cap. 8 1/4" high. Condition: Good with flake chip on rim and chip on side near base. Tin shows rust. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $4,720


COWDEN & WILCOX, HARRISBURG, PA FERN LEAF DECORATED 3 GALLON STONEWARE CROCK, circa. 1860-1887. Bold cobalt blue slip large fern leaf, tulip, bell flower and spiraling vine decoration. Ovoid form with flared rim and ear handles. Ex Clyde Youtz Collection. 12 3/4" high. Condition: Very good. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $4,425


RARE FOLIATE DECORATED STONEWARE BOTTLE ATTRIBUTED TO GLAZIER POTTERY, Huntingdon Co., PA. Circa. 1831-1854. Three large sprigs of cobalt blue slip decoration. Elongated neck, rounded shoulder, straight sided with molded base rim. Very unusual form with slip designs. 10 3/4" high. Condition: Good with one chip on base rim. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $500-1,500

Price Realized: $1,888


HARRISBURG, PA TULIP 1 GALLON STONEWARE JUG, circa. 1860-1880. Bold cobalt blue slip floral and leaf design. Ovoid form with molded spout and loop handle. 11 3/4" high. Condition: Line on handle and flake chip on base. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $1,121


COWDEN & WILCOX, HARRISBURG, PA GRAPE DECORATED 3 GALLON STONEWARE JUG, circa. 1860-1887. Cobalt blue slip cluster of eight grapes and leaf design. Ovoid form with molded spout and loop handle. 15 1/2" high. Condition: Very good. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $500-1000

Price Realized: $2,832


COWDEN & WILCOX, HARRISBURG, PA FLORAL DECORATED 1 GALLON STONEWARE BATTER JUG, circa. 1860-1887. Blue slip closed tulip and leaf design on back and floral wreath on base of spout above another flower and dotted leaf on front. Bulbous form with wire bail handle. Missing tin lid spout cap. 8 1/4" high. Condition: Good with one chip on underside of base. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $500-1000

Price Realized: $1,888


COWDEN & WILCOX, HARRISBURG, PA FLORAL DECORATED 2 GALLON STONEWARE CROCK, circa. 1860-1887. Bold cobalt blue slip with central sunflower flanked by drooping beehive flowers and foliate decoration. Ovoid form with molded rim and ear handles. 11 1/4" high. Condition: Very good exterior, interior shows some glazing loss. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $2,714


H. GLAZIER, HUNTINGDON, PA TULIP DECORATED STONEWARE STORAGE JAR, circa. 1831-1854. Slip Decorated with 3 spray of tulips and leaves. Molded rim with ovoid body. 8 3/4" high. Condition: Good, no damage. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $3,304


FINE WESTERN PA SHERATON CHERRY PAINT DECORATED ACCOUNTANT'S DESK, DATED 1841, vibrant ochre swirl, zigzag and finger dot painted decoration. Slant lid with interior compartment over four double recessed paneled doors, flanking recessed center panels, all with molded trim and high turned feet. Solid cherry wood through-out with pine secondary wood. 51"h. x 46"w. x 20 1/2"d. Condition: Very good with minor wear. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Price Realized: $18,880


S. HOADLEY, PLYMOUTH, (CONNECTICUT) COUNTRY FEDERAL SOFTWOOD PAINT DECORATED TALL CASE CLOCK, circa. 1815-1820. Original bold paint decorated case. Cove molded flat top with turned column supports, lip molded pendulum door, cove molded case with scalloped bracket base. 30 hour movement with wooden works, polychrome painted wooden dial with spread-wing eagle crest above a cottage landscape scene with name banner arch with rose and foliate corners. Roman numerals with second dial. The third member of the pioneer company of Terry, Thomas and Hoadley was Silas Hoadley. S. Hoadley was born in 1786 at Bethany, Conn., and, like his associates, his educational advantages were few. In fact the years of apprenticeship were so long that boys were taken from school very early, so that they might become journeymen by the time they were of age. Hoadley was unusually young when he was bound apprentice to his uncle Calvin Hoadley to learn the trade of a carpenter. In 1809 his apprenticeship was completed and he formed the partnership with Terry and Thomas, and commenced to make clocks at Grey stone, a portion of Plymouth. One after another the partners withdrew, Terry in 1810, Thomas in 1814, leaving Silas Hoadley alone. He continued to make clocks till 1849, when he rented his shops and closed up his business. 83" high. Condition: Very good with minor wear. Incorrect pendulum weight. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $7,000-10,000

Price Realized: $9,440


PENNSYLVANIA 19TH CENTURY GRAIN PAINTED SOFTWOOD SPICE CABINET, yellow painted case with brown grain painted drawers. Eight drawers with secret money slot on top of case. 29 1/2"h. x 18"w. x 9"d. Condition: Good with minor wear and losses. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $500-700

Price Realized: $1,416


BOLD MOCHA DECORATED CHINA BULBOUS FORM PITCHER, applied loop handle with foliate ends and marbleized full body decoration. 4" high. Condition: Very good with minor edge wear. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $400-600

Price Realized: $2,124


MOCHA DECORATED CHINA BULBOUS FORM DOME TOP PEPPER POT, trailing vine band on yellow ground. 4 1/2" high. Condition: Very good. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $1,416


ONE DOZEN "ECONOMY" GLASS CANNING JARS WITH PAPER SEED LABELS, "P.L. Rohrer & Bro., Inc. Smoketown, PA". Tin dome top lids. Marked on bottom "KERR GLASS MF'C. CO., PORTLAND, ORE." 7" high. Condition: Very good. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $649


RARE AMERICAN 19TH CENTURY WALNUT MINIATURE PUNCHED TIN PIE SAFE, plank top, above two double tin paneled doors and sides, and continuous frame legs. Tin panels are punched with a center five point star in a circle. 18 3/4"h. x 16"w. x 8"d. Condition: Very good with minor scrapes and wear. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $2,714


SOAP HOLLOW 19TH CENTURY MIXED WOOD MINIATURE BLANKET CHEST, attributed to Joseph and John Sala, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, PA. Original red painted ground with gold stenciling "F. S. 1880" and three panoply of arms colored decals. Molded lid, dovetailed case, molded base with dovetailed feet and bowed skirt. Descended in the Yoder Family, Big Valley, Bellville, Mifflin Co., PA. 12"h. x 16 1/2"w. x 9 1/2"d. Condition: Good with minor scrapes and wear. Heavy allorgatoring to varnished finish. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $2,000-4,000

Price Realized: $7,080


JOSEPH LEHN (CLAY TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER COUNTY, PA 1798-1892), SOFTWOOD MINIATURE BLANKET CHEST, molded hinged lid, dovetailed case, molded base and turned feet. Brown ground with yellow and green striping, pussy willow vines on moldings, double portraits on front panel and floral decals. Ex Clyde Youtz collection. 6"h. x 8 5/8"w. x 5 3/8"d. Condition: Very good with minor wear. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $5,900


PAIR OF FOLK ART COUNTER TOP CIGAR STORE INDIANS, carved and polychrome painted wood full body figures holding a cigar bundle in right hand and a knife in left hand. Fitted on a pedestal base that reads "Cigars and Tobacco". Both 12" high. Condition: Very good with minor wear and horizontal age cracks to bases. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $6,195


PENNSYLVANIA 19TH CENTURY SOFTWOOD SPICE BOX WITH THE ORIGINAL YELLOW PAINT, three rows of two split drawers with turned wood pulls and nailed construction. Ex Triplett Collection. 13 3/4"h. x 11 1/2"w. x 6"d. Condition: Good with minor wear. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $500-1000

Price Realized: $1,652


19TH CENTURY SHAKER RED PAINTED NINE DRAWER SPICE CABINET, dovetailed Case with 4 rows of 2 split drawers and a single full width lower drawer. All drawers have the original turned mushroom pulls and are dovetailed, top four drawers are compartmented. 26"h. x 20 1/4"w. x 8 1/2"d. Condition: Very good with minor losses. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $500-1000

Price Realized: $3,068


PENNSYLVANIA 19TH CENTURY CHALKWARE RABBIT FIGURE, hollow cast seated rabbit with red highlights and brown and tan sponge decoration. 5 1/4" high. Condition: Good with wear. Sold at Conestoga Auctions June 1, 2013.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $5,900


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