Category Archives for "Buying Pottery"

Antique Southern Jar with Lug Handles from North Carolina or Georgia
Sep 20

Savannah Picker finds Antique Southern Pottery Jar

By John | Buying Pottery

We bought this North Carolina stoneware jar from a Savannah picker. Here are some tips for evaluating southern pottery.

Based on the color and glaze this most likely came from North Carolina or Georgia. It has some stylistic features of Isaac Lefever (1831-1864) who was a Lincoln County North Carolina potter but there is no identification. The maker of this storage jar may have studied under Lefever. Here’s an example of a signed Lefever piece on the Mesda.org website.

We’re avid buyers of southern pottery. Contact us if you have old southern pottery you want to sell.

Antique Southern Jar with Lug Handles from North Carolina or Georgia

Antique Southern Jar with Lug Handles from North Carolina or Georgia

The bottom is the best place to look for clues about the age of southern pottery.

The bottom is the best place to look for clues about the age of southern pottery.

  • High-Fired Glassy Ash Glaze
  • Look at the bottom for signs of age
  • Look for signatures or marks which are typically on the handle or shoulder. Also, check the bottom.

 

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar, Signed TR 2, Catawba County NC
Sep 10

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar from Catawba County NC

By John | Buying Pottery

We were pleased to buy this jug when a Florida picker called.

Thomas Ritchie (1825-1909) Signed T R and stamped 2, with an unbeatable, high-fired ash glaze and a high neck with three deep score lines under a bold collar that flares out to the spout. The loop handle is high and ribbon-like in movement. These characteristics of the jug that I have noted are shared with early American stoneware examples.

A sought after Catawba County, North Carolina potter. 

Antique Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar, Signed TR 2, Catawba County NC

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar, Signed TR 2, Catawba County NC

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar, Signed TR 2, Catawba County NC

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar, Signed TR 2, Catawba County NC

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar, Signed TR 2, Catawba County NC

Thomas Ritchie Pottery Jar, Signed TR 2, Catawba County NC

Southern Pottery Crock stamped
Sep 05

Chandler Maker Pottery Crock from Edgefield, SC

By John | Buying Pottery

We bought this Chandler crock from a teacher who is a “picker” on the side. She offered to help a friend with an estate. She knew by looking at the bottom this was an old piece of pottery. A quick search identified it as Edgefield, South Carolina pottery. The crock was in perfect condition. We were thrilled when she called us; we paid her four figures for it.

Crock stamped "Chandler Maker" from Edgefield, South Carolina

Crock stamped “Chandler Maker” from Edgefield, South Carolina

We’re avid buyers of Edgefield, South Carolina pottery. We also buy pottery from ALL southern states. Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina are the states we typically buy from, but we’re always happy to look. If you have antique pottery to sell send us photos using the form on our website.

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Various Examples of Southern Earthenware Pottery
Jun 21

Antique Pottery

By John | Actively Buying , Buying Pottery

We go everywhere for pottery or we pay for shipping.

We buy well-crafted pottery from ANY time period,  especially southern, antique, folk pottery from Georgia, Alabama, Edgefield, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi. We’re always buying pottery (especially old pottery), but we also buy well-designed handmade modern pottery. Florida can be a great hunting place for pottery. If you want to sell something today give us a call. Otherwise, subscribe and we’ll keep in touch and give you tips to find valuable items that you didn’t know have value that you can make money selling. Click to see all the categories we like to buy.

Remember:

  • We are not bargain hunters.
  • We pay fair prices.
  • We want to earn your business.

We BUY from YOU!

We pay fair prices for pottery

We buy all types of antiques; we are not just antique furniture buyers.

When you have pottery to sell, we want you to think of us every time. By paying fair prices, sellers return to sell to us and they recommend us to friends and family. We reward you every step of the way if you sell to us or if you refer to us.

We want to earn your business

We are avid pottery buyers.   We constantly do research to understand current market prices. This research gives us the confidence to offer you a fair price. Once we come to an agreement we are responsible for the safety, storage, and marketing. You have become a successful picker.

Some people enjoy the experience so much they go out and look for more antiques. If that sounds like you; we’re already looking forward to seeing your discoveries.

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