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Emporium Auction | January 25, 2024

Thu, Jan 25, 2024 09:00AM EST
  • Southern Pottery
Lot 795

Four Pieces of Alabama Stoneware

Estimate: $200 - $400

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$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

all possibly of Randolph County make, late 1800 to early 1900s, bullet form jug, runny mottled olive green alkaline glaze, short wide spout, short fat strap handle, 10-1/2 in.; canning jar, mottled olive green alkaline glaze, ridged neck, thick flared rim, lid ledge, 10 in.; ovoid storage jar, runny olive green over brown alkaline glaze, inscribed "2" at shoulder, small applied lug handles at shoulder, curved ridged neck, flared rim, lid ledge, 12-1/4 in.; pitcher with dark olive green alkaline glaze, large strap handle, wide spout, 9-1/2 in.

Provenance: James E. Mulkin Collection, Bessemer, Alabama

Note: The ovoid storage jar could have been made at the Leopard Pottery, Randolph County or by Charles King Oliver Tuscaloosa County.


glaze voids and anomalies, minor surface wear and abrasions, minor glaze and clay body chip, jug with rim wear and small 1/2 in. rim chip, other tiny chips to edge of rim, kiln debris, canning jar with 8 in. hairline around base edge, rim edge wear, 1 in. firing anomaly to lower body, paint residue, two small clay body chips, ovoid jar with 1/2 in. rim chip and other small rim chips and wear to the entire rim, 1/2 in. glaze chip, two other smaller glaze chips to body, residue on exterior, pitcher with 1-1/4 and 3/4 in. rim chips, other rim wear and chips, 3/4 in. handle chip, base edge chips and wear, illumination under black light due to residue on body and rims of pieces

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James E. Mulkin Collection, Bessemer, Alabama