Ohio Valley stoneware headlining sale

DELAWARE, Ohio – More than 500 lots, including a variety of early Americana,

Westhafer and Lambright stoneware jug, $300-600. (All photos courtesy Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers)

Westhafer and Lambright stoneware jug, $300-600. (All photos courtesy Garth’s Auctioneers and Appraisers)

furniture and decorative arts, and Ohio Valley material will be offered Friday, May 15 at Garth’s Auctioneers and Appraisers.

A feature of the sale is stoneware from the collection the late Jim Murphy, a noted expert of Ohio pottery. Leading the offering is a Westhafer and Lambright stoneware jug from Tuscarawas County, Ohio. The ovoid jug has a wide mouth, two strap handles, cobalt decoration and has a presale estimate of $300-$600. Also from this collection is an Avon Faience “Spring” jardinière on a pedestal by either Frederick Hurten Rhead or William P. Jervis obtained from Tiltonsville, Ohio. The jardinière, circa 1902, features an art nouveau squeeze-bag decoration ($2,500-$5,000). Also from Murphy’s collection, a Nathaniel Clark stoneware crock dated 1852 which has an estimate of $500-$1,000 and a stoneware jar incised Summit County, Ohio, dated 1848. ($400-$800.)

Historic and militaria highlights of this collection include a Certificate of Organization and muster roll for the cadet attachment to the 60th Illinois militia, dated Chicago, April 29, 1859. ($1,500-$3,000.) A document relating to the raising of a cadet attachment to the 60th Illinois militia regimentshould bring $800-$1,200; a William Fadens’ 1796 map of the United States which has a presale estimate of $1,500-$3,000; silhouettes of Lawrence Lewis and Elizabeth “Nelly” Parke Custis Lewis, Woodlawn Plantation, Fairfax County, Virginia, ca. 1805 feature George Washington’s nephew and step-granddaughter, with inked details to Nelly. The silhouettes are expected to sell for $1,500-$2,500.

Additional items expected to draw much interest from bidders include an oil-on-canvas painting of the Hudson River Valley ($1,500-$2,500); an oil-on-wood panel still life, early-to-mid 19th century ($4,000-$6,000); mid-19th century Benjamin Willard Boston banjo clock ($4,000-$8,000); and a Maine sampler, 1830-1835, featuring a two-story house, floral baskets and tiered trees ($500-$1,000).

For more information, visit www.garths.com, email sell@garths.com or call 740-362-4771.

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