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How to Collect Antique Stoneware Crocks : Collecting Local Antique Crocks

How to Collect Antique Stoneware Crocks : Collecting Local Antique Crocks

One of the things that I wanted to talk to
you about today is buying crocks in your local area, there, in most of the country you will
find that there were potters who made their own wares during the nineteenth century and
its kind of fun to collect locally, and you’ll find that collecting locally is going to cost
you more money because its more, everyone in your area, or people who want to collect
crocks will be seeking out the same local crocks that you are and so that can drive
the price up when you’re trying to collect. And you’ll find that the resale for those
crocks in the local area is much higher than if you took a crock, from Ashfield, and tried
to sell it, in Ashfield Massachusetts and tried to sell it in California, it wouldn’t
bring as much money as it would bring, right here in New England. So, that’s something
to keep in mind when you’re buying crocks. If you’re buying a crock from across the
country, you might pay a lot less, than if you’re going to buy a crock right in your
local area. One of the ones we wanted to talk about today, is this Ash, this Whately crock
right here, that’s a pretty special crock, it was produced between 1851 and 1853 and
the potter, the potters that initiated this large group of potters, started with Krafts
family and the it went down into the daughter who, actually owned the company for a couple
of years with her husband, Silas Dwight Kellogg and Silas unfortunately did not, was not a
potter, so his wife was doing most of the drawing of the pots and from all, from all
accounts we believe that it was actually his wife, Silas’s wife, Maria, who was originally
a Kraft, was the one producing all this decoration.

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