Americana week at Sothebys

On
January 21st, over 200 pieces of English salt-glazed stoneware
will be offered from The Collection of Bernard and Judith Newman,
the most important group of this type to appear at auction in
New York, during Sotheby’s annual Americana Week. Collected
mainly in the 1980s, the Newmans of Philadelphia began their
world-class collection with one simple white plate. The collection
of stoneware, a type of pottery made in the United Kingdom,
mainly in Staffordshire, circa 1740-70, reflects a great range
of shapes, including teapots, coffee pots, other tea and coffee
wares, plates, dishes, bowls, jugs, baskets, sauceboats, wall
pockets, a cache pot, spoons, knives and fork handles. The white
and brightly enameled pieces are decorated with different subjects,
including birds, figures, oriental subjects and flowers, and
there are a number of pieces in unusual forms, including a puzzle
jug, two cutlery handles, a scent bottle and a flask.

Highlighting
the sale is a Staffordshire enamelled salt-glazed stoneware
punch pot and cover, circa 1765, pictured below, 8 ½
inches high, depicting Bacchus and topers (est. $40/60,000).
Also on offer is a Staffordshire enamelled salt-glazed stoneware
"King of Prussia" teapot and cover, circa 1757-60,
4 ¾ inches high, with a bust length portrait of the King
molded in relief (est. $8/12,000). The collection is expected
to bring in excess of $400,000.

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