Antique Stoneware Identification and Value Guide

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    Stoneware Handled Jug with Bird Decor

    Stoneware Handled Jug with Blue Bird Decor
    Stoneware Handled Jug with Blue Bird Decor. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    Antique utilitarian stoneware can run the gamut from mediocre to megabucks in terms of worth depending on the age, decor, size and maker. Use this guide to help you identify and value similar pieces in comparable condition.

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    About the piece shown above:

    Two-gallon jug signed "Robert Binghamton NY." Blue painted bird decor. Quarter-sized chip and a few spider cracks. Size 14" tall.

    Selling...MORE price: $360 (Morphy Auctions - 2/12)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Large Stoneware Crock with Freehand Decor

    Large Stoneware Crock with Blue Freehand Decor
    Large Stoneware Crock with Blue Freehand Decor. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    Large stoneware crock with two handles and blue freehand decor. Two ten-inch cracks and rim chips. Size 16 1/2" tall.

    Selling price: $240 (Morphy Auctions - 2/12)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Stoneware Crock with Blue Chicken Decor

    Stoneware Crock with Blue Chicken Decor
    Stoneware Crock with Blue Chicken Decor. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    Five-gallon stoneware crock with blue chicken decor. Two handles and nicely sized. No cracks, repairs, or chips. Condition: excellent. Size: 13 1/2" tall.

    Selling price: $780 (Morphy Auctions - 2/12)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Bird on Stump Stoneware Crock

    Bird on Stump Stoneware Crock
    Bird on Stump Stoneware Crock. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    Stoneware, Pittston, PA, Evan Jones, 4-Gallon Artwork depicts a bird on a stump in blue. Crack on side with handle, runs from top to bottom, but is still structurally sound. Several small chips on inside of rim. Size: 11 1/4" tall.

    Selling price: $720 (Morphy Auctions - 10/11)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Stoneware Kodak 5-Gallon Handled Jug

    Stoneware Kodak 5-Gallon Handled Jug
    Stoneware Kodak 5-Gallon Handled Jug. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    Marked Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY. Condition: excellent. Size: 18 1/2" tall.

    Selling price: $180 (Morphy Auctions - 10/11)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Large Stoneware Crock Jug with Spigot

    Large Stoneware Crock Jug with Spigot. - Morphy Auctions

    20 gallon jug with two handles and spigot at the bottom. Raised emblem of Santa Claus may be unidentified maker's mark. Condition: excellent. Size: 25" tall.

    Selling price: $936 (Morphy Auctions - 12/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    West Troy Pottery Stoneware Jug

    Ca. 1882 West Troy Pottery Stoneware Jug. - Morphy Auctions

    Two-gallon jug with handle and blue floral decoration. Mouth chip but no cracks or repairs. Condition: very good.

    Selling price: $292.50 (Morphy Auctions - 10/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Three Stoneware Crocks with Blue Decor

    Three Stoneware Crocks with Blue Decor. - Morphy Auctions

    Three crocks with handles and blue decor. No cracks, chips or repairs. Condition: excellent. Size: largest 11" tall.

    Selling price: $263.25 (Morphy Auctions - 3/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Stoneware Spatterware Pitchers

    Spatterware Pitchers. - Morphy Auctions

    Lot of two: one blue pitcher with large chips on top rim, and one brown and green pitcher with one small inner rim chip. Largest: 11 1/2" tall.

    Value: $58.50 (Morphy Auctions - 8/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Port Edward New York Stoneware Jug

    Port Edward New York Stoneware Jug. - Morphy Auctions

    Two-gallon jug with handle and blue floral design. Old repair to mouth. No cracks. Condition: good. Size: 15" tall.

    Value: $117 (Morphy Auctions - 10/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Hires Root Beer Stoneware Mug

    Hires Root Beer Stoneware Mug. - Morphy Auctions

    Rare example. No chips or damage. Condition: excellent. Size: 5 1/2" tall.

    Selling price: $204.75 (Morphy Auctions - 5/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    N. Hastings New York Stoneware Jug

    N. Hastings New York Stoneware Jug. - Morphy Auctions

    Jug with handle and blue flower decoration. No chips, cracks, repairs or damage. Condition: excellent. Size: 12" tall.

    Selling price: $204.75 (Morphy Auctions - 10/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Stoneware Root Beer Bottles

    Stoneware Root Beer Bottles. - Morphy Auctions

    Three Old Fashioned Root Beer, one each Dr. Swett's original Root Beer and Moo Cow Ginger Beer. Condition: excellent. Size: largest 7 1/2" tall.

    Selling price: $175.50 (Morphy Auctions - 10/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Old Sleepy Eye Stoneware Bowl

    Ca. 1883-1921 Old Sleepy Eye Stoneware Bowl. - Morphy Auctions

    Made by Weirs Pottery Co., Monmouth, Ill. Given away as premiums in flour sacks by Sleepy Eye Milling Co. Condition: near mint. Size: 4" x 6 1/2".

    Selling price: $409.50 (Morphy Auctions - 10/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    West Troy Pottery Stoneware Jug

    West Troy Pottery Stoneware Jug West Troy Pottery Stoneware Jug. - Morphy Auctions

    Four-gallon jug with handle and blue design. No chips, cracks or repairs. Condition: excellent. Size: 18" tall.

    Selling price: $292.50 (Morphy Auctions - 10/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Stoneware No. 3 Handled Jug

    Stoneware No. 3 Handled Jug. - Morphy Auctions

    Blue Floral design with no cracks or chips. Condition: excellent. Size 15" tall.

    Selling price: $263.25 (Morphy Auctions - 8/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Stoneware 8-Gallon New Brighton, PA Crock

    Condition is good with 1/8" crack and minor chips. Size: 15 1/2" tall.

    Selling price: $58.50 (Morphy Auctions - 8/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    T. Harrington Lyons Stoneware Jug

    T. Harrington Lyons Stoneware Jug. - Morphy Auctions

    Four-gallon jug with handle and blue floral decoration. Has three half-inch dings. Condition: good. Size: 18" tall.

    Value: $234 (Morphy Auctions - 10/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Pottery Co. Lyons New York Stoneware Jug

    Pottery Co. Lyons New York Stoneware Jug. - Morphy Auctions

    Five-gallon jug with handle and blue floral decoration. No chips, cracks or repairs. Condition: excellent. Size: 18" tall.

    Selling price: $234 (Morphy Auctions - 10/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    Blue Stoneware Steins and Pitcher

    Blue Stoneware Steins and Pitcher. - Morphy Auctions

    Two beer steins and one small pitcher. Great embossed images of American Indian, golfer, and country scene. Condition: near mint. Size Largest: 7 3/4" tall.

    Value: $234 (Morphy Auctions - 10/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.

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    R Mugler & Co. Buffalo N.Y. Stoneware Jug

    R Mugler & Co. Buffalo N.Y. Stoneware Jug. - Morphy Auctions

    Two-gallon jug with handle and blue floral decoration. One small chip on bottom. Condition: very good. Size: 15" tall.

    Selling price: $643.50 (Morphy Auctions - 10/09)

    Note: Selling price does not include buyer's premium.