E. Suter stoneware pot, $86,250, Jeffrey S. Evans
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auctions from Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A rare stoneware honey or sugar pot made circa 1851 by Emanuel Suter (Rockingham Cty., Shenandoah Valley, Virginia), signed, sold for $86,250 (a new record price for a Virginia pottery) at an auction of Americana & Fine Antiques held June 22 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. Also, a Wythe Cty. (Virginia) paint-decorated poplar blanket chest dated 1802 coasted to $34,500; and a Richmond (Virginia) retailed coin silver fruit bowl with cover, stamped by the maker, circa 1845, 11 inches tall, hit $31,050. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.