Stoneware pottery has been used by many cultures over many centuries. Some cultures make no real distinction between stoneware and porcelain.
In this video, we focus on antique American stoneware pottery, utilitarian ware that has often suffered the ravages of time. Condition is always an issue, but how much does a crack or crazing impact the value of a crock? What about glazes, salt glazes?
Designs in cobalt blue can dramatically impact the value of an otherwise ordinary stoneware jug. But how do you determine whether the design adds tens of thousands of dollars to the value? Sometimes it does.
Stoneware was made in many towns and cities by countless companies and individuals. Which are valued highest in the marketplace? We attempt to answer these and other questions in this video.