Winning bid:$16,000 New York stoneware crock, 19th c., impressed Haxton, Ottoman & Co., Fort Edward NY, having a large branching tree with two ducks on the ground under an overhanging limb, 12'' h. Illustrated in Webster, Decorated Stoneware of North America, fig. 181, page 144. Provenance: Formerly in the Weeks Collection. Price Estimate: $12000 - $16000
Charles W. Pfaltzgraff [1873-1929] was a son of Cornelius Pfaltzgraff who was a son of Johann George Pfaltzgraff, one of the original founders of the world renowned Pfaltzgraff Pottery of Manchester Township, York Co. PA. Charles, however, was a cousin to other Pfaltzgraff sons who made the Company what it is today. He did, though, work for the family business.