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The Newcomb College Art Pottery flourished in New Orleans in the late 19th and early to mid 20th century. Neal Auction Company’s intimate knowledge of the history of Newcomb Pottery and our local proximity with the college today provide an unparalleled level of expertise and involvement with the marketplace. Our sales results exemplify the consistent achievement of record prices for Newcomb pottery at Neal Auction Company.

A Fine Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, 1904, decorated by Marie de Hoa LeBlanc, with an incised design of Jackmanii Climbing Clematis in blue, green, and yellow underglaze, the base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, "Q" for buff clay body and reg. no. "VV19", height 13 in., diameter 6 1/2 in. WORLD RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION FOR NEWCOMB POTTERY.  Sold for $169,200.00 on June 27th, 2009.

A Monumental Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, c. 1907, finely modeled with morning glories and holly hocks, decorated by Leona Nicholson, registration number "BX62," retaining partial original paper label, height 16 in., diameter 9 in.  RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION FOR NEWCOMB POTTERY. Sold on April 8, 2000 for $82,500.
An Important Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, 1908, decorated by Leona Nicholson with a landscape of tall pine trees, blue and blue-green underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator’s mark, reg. no. CO-31, and W for white clay body, retains partial original paper label which is obscuring the potter’s mark, height 12 3/4 in.
Sold on June 9, 2007 for $67,000.00
A Rare Monumental Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, c. 1902, incised with large stylized leaves, decorated by Roberta Beverly Kennon, registration number "J78t," height 12 in., diameter 8 ½ in.
Sold on June 5, 1999 for $49,500.
A Tall and Rare Newcomb College High Glaze Art Pottery Vase, 1904, incised with blossoms and foliage, blue and green underglaze, the cream body revealed between blossoms, by Harriet Coulter Joor, registration number XX81, height 12 3/8 in.
Sold on October 13, 2001 for $42,550.
A Newcomb College High Glaze Art Pottery Vase, c. 1903, incised with wisteria, decorated by Harriet Coulter Joor, registration mark AA 55, height 8 ¾ in.
Sold on February 3, 2001 for $40,250.
A Monumental Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, c. 1907, tapered form with trees modeled in high relief, blue and green underglaze, by Leona Nicholson, registration mark BQ 72, height 17 ¼ in., diameter 9 in.
Sold on February 5, 2000 for $38,500.

Fine Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, 1907, decorated by Marie de Hoa LeBlanc with relief‑carved landscape design of cedar trees, blue, green and mustard yellow underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, reg. no. BN26 and "Q" for buff clay body, h. 14 1/4 in., dia. 5 1/4 in. Sold for $37,820.00 on December 2, 2016

An Important Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, 1902, decorated by Mary Williams Butler with a pattern of calla lilies in underglaze blue and blue-green, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, reg. no. U13, and Q for buff clay body, height 11 in., diameter 9 in. Sold for $35,850.00 on November 23rd, 2013.

Monumental Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, 1902, decorated by Harriet Coulter Joor with incised and modeled irises, dark blue, green and white underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, reg. no. S7 and "U" for buff clay body, h. 12 1/4 in., dia. 8 1/2 in. Sold on November 21, 2015 for $33,687.00

A Rare and Important Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, c. 1901, finely painted with stylized iris blossoms and vines, possibly decorated by Henrietta Bailey, registration mark "C 14" and triangular registration mark for 1901, height 7 ¼ in., diameter 8 in.
Sold on February 6, 1999 for $33,000.

An Exceptionally Rare Newcomb College Art Pottery Matte Glaze Mantel Clock, 1916, especially commissioned by Lenna Gertrude Clarke Judd, decorated by Sadie Irvine, beautifully modeled with Louisiana irises and conjoined monogram "LCJ", blue, green and yellow underglaze, verso marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, and reg. no. HV63, 11 jewel clock movement by Duverdrey & Bloquel, France, height 8 1/2 in., width 7 5/8 in., depth 2 1/2 in. Sold for $30,550.00 on October 11th, 2008

An Early and Rare Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, c. 1895-1898, decorated by Mary Givens Sheerer in a stylized incised slip design of variegated arrowhead in green, white, yellow and black slip decoration, two handles extending upward from shoulder of vase, the base marked with rare "Newcomb College" stamp, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's early potter's mark and "Q" for buff clay body, height 9 in., diameter 7 in.
Sold on February 23, 2008 for $29,375.00
A Tall and Rare Newcomb College High Glaze Art Pottery Vase, 1909, skillfully modeled with iris blossoms and foliage, decorated by Marie de Hoa Le Blanc, registration number CX 62, height 12 ¾ in.
Sold on December 8, 2001 for $28,750.
A Large Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, 1906, the shoulder decorated with a bold frieze of waterlilies in cream and blue set in a green rectilinear framework above a blue body, by Leona Nicholson, registration mark BK9, height 8 ½ in., diameter 9 in.
Sold on August 4, 2001 for $23,000.
A Large and Rare Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, 1903, decorated by Marie De Hoa LeBlanc (active Newcomb 1898-1914), thrown by Joseph Meyer, h. 16 1/2 in..
Sold for $22,325.00 on December 3, 2005
A Rare Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Tyg, c. 1900-1901, decorated by Amelie Roman, (active Newcomb 1896-1939), thrown by Joseph Meyer, h. 6 1/4 in.,.
Sold for $22,325.00 on December 4, 2005
A Rare and Early Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, c. 1900, boldly decorated with an abstract design, moss green and dark blue underglaze, by Mary Sheerer, height 6 in., diameter 11 ½ in.
Sold on October 12, 2001 for $21,850.
A Newcomb College Art Pottery Vase, c. 1900, decorated by Harriet Joor Sold for $21,850.00 on October 4, 2003

A Fine Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, 1902, decorated by Marie de Hoa LeBlanc with a pattern of stylized foliage in underglaze blue, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, reg. no. O95 and U for buff clay body, height 11 in. Sold for $21,510.00 on November 23rd, 2013.

A Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Jardinière, 1907, decorated by Marie de Hoa LeBlanc, with an incised design of crepe myrtle trees in blue, blue-green and yellow underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, reg. no. B421 and "Q" for buff clay body, height 7 1/4 in., diameter 9 1/4 in. Sold for $21,150.00 on February 23, 2008

A Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, 1904, decorated by Mary Givens Sheerer with a band of incised alamanda blossoms, dark blue, green and mustard yellow underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, reg. no. VV35, and Q for buff clay body, height 9 1/2 in., diameter 6 3/4 in. Sold for $20,740.00 on November 21, 2014.

A Newcomb College Art Pottery Matte Glaze Lamp, 1922, decorated by Anna Frances Simpson, with moon and moss-laden cypress trees, blue and green underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark and reg. no. MK 17, with the original lamp fitting, vase and base height 13 1/4 in. Sold for $20,315.00 on June 25th, 2011

A Newcomb College Art Pottery Transitional Glaze Plaque, 1912, decorated by Anna Frances Simpson with landscape of moss-laden live oak trees, dark blue and green underglaze, marked with Newcomb cipher and decorator's mark, reg. no. FJ15 en verso, height 6 in., width 9 3/8 in.
Sold on December 1, 2007 for $19,975.00
A Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, c. 1905, decorated by Henrietta Davidson Bailey, with an incised design of stylized oak trees in blue, green and yellow underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark and "Q" for buff clay body, height 5 in., width 6 1/4 in.
Sold on February 23, 2008 for $18,213.00 A RECORD PRICE FOR A PIECE DECORATED BY BAILEY AT ITS TIME OF AUCTION
A Rare Newcomb College Art Pottery Seedpod Vase, 1898, decorated by Elizabeth Goelet Rogers,
Sold for $19,550.00 on October 4, 2003

A Newcomb College Art Pottery Vase, 1915, decorated by Alma Mason with Louisiana irises modeled in low relief, matte glaze with blue, green, pink and white underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, reg. no. HN13, and shape no. 180, height 11 3/4 in. Sold for $19,120.00 on November 21, 2014.

A Newcomb College Art Pottery Matte Glaze Lamp, 1922, decorated by Sadie Irvine, with palm trees and moon design, blue and green underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark and reg. no. MI 7?, with the original lamp fitting, vase and base height 13 1/2 in. Sold for $19,120.00 on June 25th, 2011

A Newcomb College Art Pottery Vase, 1913, decorated by Sadie Irvine with sable palm trees in low relief, semi-matte glaze with blue and green underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, reg. no. GC70 and shape no. 243, height 13 3/4 in., diameter 7 in. Sold for $17,327.50 on November 21, 2014.

A Newcomb College Silk on Linen Crash Embroidered Wall Hanging, early 20th c., depicting a full moon behind moss-draped branches, length 35 in. width 16 in.
Sold on April 7, 2001 for $17,250.

A Monumental Newcomb College Art Pottery Matte Glaze Vase, 1913, decorated by Sadie Irvine with tall pines, blue and green underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, reg. no. FU44 and "B" for buff clay body, height 12 1/2 in. Sold for $16,730.00 on September14th, 2013.

A Newcomb College Art Pottery Vase, 1909, decorated by Marie de Hoa LeBlanc with tulips modeled in low relief, high glaze with blue and green underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, reg. no. CX28, and Q for buff clay body, height 10 5/8 in. Sold for $15,535.00 on November 21, 2014.

A Newcomb College Art Pottery Matte Glaze Vase, 1930, decorated by Anna Frances Simpson with a well modeled landscape of moss-laden live oak, the base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Jonathan Hunt's potter's mark, reg. no. SN32, and shape no. 157, height 9 1/2 in. Sold for $15,535.00 on November 19th, 2011

A Newcomb College Art Pottery High- Glaze Vase, c. 1908, incised and painted with long-stemmed dianthus, decorated by Leona Nicholson, fully marked, height 12 ¼ in., diameter 4 ¼ in.
Sold on October 7, 2000 for $15,400.
A Fine Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, 1908, decorated by Henrietta Davidson Bailey, with a landscape of tall cypress trees, blue and blue-green underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, reg. no. CP-93, and W for white clay body, height 12 in.
Sold on October 6, 2007 for $14,687.00
A Newcomb College Art Pottery Matte Glaze Vase, 1919, decorated by Anna Frances Simpson in the Moon and Tall Pine design, beautifully modeled, blue, green and yellow underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, reg. no. KL42 and shape no. 150, height 9 1/8 in.
Sold on October 6, 2007 for $14,100.00
A Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, 1909, decorated by Henrietta Davidson Bailey, with daisies, blue, green and yellow underglaze, the base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, reg. no. DA30 and stamped Q for buff clay body, height 13 in.
Sold on December 1, 2007 for $12,925.00
A Newcomb College Art Pottery Vase, 1921, in the "Moon and Moss" pattern, matte glaze with blue, green and yellow underglaze, decorated by Anna Frances Simpson, registration number MC48, height 10 ¾ in.
Sold on April 13, 2002 for $12,075.

A Newcomb College High Glaze Art Pottery Vase, 1901, decorated by Harriet Coulter Joor with stylized thistle in underglaze blue and blue-green, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, reg. no. A77 and U for white clay body, height 12 in. Sold for $11,950.00 on September 13, 2014.

A Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Humidor, 1903, decorated by Sabina Elliot Wells with stylized blossoms, sage green underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator’s mark, Joseph Meyer’s potter’s mark, reg. no. FF59, and W for white clay body, height 7 in., diameter 5 1/8 in
Sold on June 9, 2007 for $11,750.00
A Newcomb College Art Pottery Matte Glaze Covered Jar, 1918, decorated by Anna Frances Simpson with a landscape of moss-laden live oak trees, the lid modeled with acorns and oak leaves, blue, green and pink underglaze, retaining the original paper label, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, reg. no. JL66, and shape no. 254, height 6 1/2 in.
Sold on October 6, 2007 for $11,456.00

A Newcomb College Art Pottery Lidded Jar, 1919, decorated by Anna Frances Simpson with Cherokee roses modeled in relief, matte glaze with blue, green, pink and yellow underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, and shape no. 100, both lid and base marked with reg. no. KL73, height 6 7/8 in. Sold for $11,325.50 on June 30th, 2012.

A Rare Pair of Newcomb College Art Pottery Matte Glaze Candlesticks, 1925, decorated by Sadie Irvine with dogwood blossoms, blue, green, pink and yellow underglaze, base of each marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator’s mark, Joseph Meyer’s potter’s mark, reg. no. OR43 and shape no. 311, one retains original paper label, height 9 3/4 in., diameter 5 1/8 in.
Sold on February 3, 2007 for $10,900.00

A Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Vase, 1908, decorated by Marie de Hoa LeBlanc with freesia modeled in relief, blue, dark green, yellow and white underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, reg. no. CG63, and W for white clay body, height 8 7/8 in. Sold for $10,755.00 on November 21, 2014.

A Newcomb College Art Pottery Matte Glaze Plaque, 1930, decorated by Anna Frances Simpson with a relief-carved motif of moss covered cypress trees in blue and green underglaze, verso marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark and reg. no. SG15, in an Arts and Crafts oak frame, plaque 7 7/8 in. x 6 in., framed 15 3/4 in. x 13 5/8 in. Sold for $10,281.25 on April 18th, 2009.

A Newcomb College Art Pottery Vase, 1913, decorated by Henrietta Bailey, h. 11 in.
Sold on December 6th, 2003 for $9,200.00
A Newcomb College Art Pottery Semi-Matte Glaze Vase, 1911, incised with narcissus blossoms and foliage, glue, green and yellow underglaze, by Anna Frances Simpson, registration number EW 76, height 11 in.
Sold on December 8, 2001 for $9,200.
 

A Rare and Early Newcomb College High Glaze Art Pottery Vase, 1898, decorated by Mazie T. Ryan with yucca in underglaze blue and white, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark and date, and Joseph Meyer's potter's mark, height 9 3/4 in.Sold for $8,962.50 on September 13, 2014.

A Newcomb College Art Pottery Matte Glaze Vase, 1916, in the classic tapering shape with blue matte glaze over a raised wisteria blossom and leaf design, by Henrietta Bailey, registration number HZ 84, height 8 in.
Sold on August 4, 2001 for $6,612.
A Newcomb College Art Pottery High Glaze Inkwell, 1910, painted with a band of children with outstretched arms in blue and green underglaze, decorated by Louise Ayars, registration number EB41, height 2 3/8 in., diameter 2 7/8 in.
Sold on April 13, 2002 for $6,612.
A Newcomb College Art Pottery Vase, 1919, decorated by Anna Frances Simpson h. 8 1/4 in.
Sold for $6,325.00 on June 7, 2003.
A Newcomb College Art Pottery Tile, 1933, sculpted with the Newcomb fountain and Louisiana irises, by Sadie Irvine, registration number UO53, height 6 ¼ in., width 4 3/8 in., depth ½ in.
Sold on June 2, 2001 for $4,830.00

A Rare Newcomb College Brass Bound and Inlaid Rosewood Desk Box, c. 1886-1887.
Sold on December 6th, 2003 for $3,737.50
A Diminutive Newcomb College Art Pottery Matte Glaze Vase, 1917, decorated by Sadie Irvine, with relief-carved band of daises in green, blue and pink underglaze, the base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark, Joseph Meyer's potter's mark and reg. no. JE 77, height 2 1/4 in., diameter 3 in.
Sold on February 23, 2008 for $2,350.00

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