Lot 509

Previous image preload Next image preload


New Orleans Art Pottery Jardiniere, c. 1886-91, potted by George Ohr, glazed by Joseph Meyer, in "Rockingham" glaze, decorated with diagonal bands of phlox flower heads and floral sprigs, signed on the base in sgraffito "The Pottery Club/249 Baronne St./N.O./La.", h. 16 1/2 in., w. 18 in. Provenance: Jean Bragg Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Jan. 27, 2012, $18000; Neal Auction Company, Oct. 7, 2000, lot 433. Ill.: Bragg, Jean and Dr. Susan Saward, The Newcomb Style, New Orleans: Jean Bragg Gallery, 2002, p. 81, no. 101. Bragg, Jean and Dr. Susan Saward, Painting the Town: The Woodward Brothers Come to New Orleans, New Orleans, 2004, p. 76. Note: The predecessor to Newcomb Pottery, New Orleans Art Pottery was founded in 1886 by Tulane professor and artist William Woodward and his brother artist Ellsworth Woodward, who hired potter Joseph Fortune Meyer initially to build the company’s kiln. Meyer later invited a young eccentric potter by the name of George Ohr from Biloxi, Mississippi to assist with teaching pottery classes held at the company’s studio located at 249 Baronne Street in New Orleans. Meyer would later join the Newcomb Art School pottery department, while Ohr went on to craft the innovative and stylistic pottery he became celebrated for long after his death. The rare and monumental jardinière in the present lot, featuring a rich tawny glaze, applied beadwork, and robust leaf handles, was molded by George Ohr and glazed by Joseph Meyer. The base of the vessel is marked “The Pottery Club, 249 Baronne St., N.O. La.” in Joseph Meyer’s handwriting. Ref.: Bragg, Jean Moore and Dr. Susan Saward. The Newcomb Style: Newcomb College Arts & Crafts and Art Pottery. New Orleans: Jean Bragg Gallery, 2002, pp. 76-81.

  • All lots are sold “As is” and “Where is”. Neal Auction provides condition reports on items with a low estimate over $500 as a courtesy to aid in your bidding decision. No statement regarding age, condition, kind, value, or quality of a lot, whether made orally at the auction or at any other time, or in writing in this catalogue or elsewhere, shall be construed to be an express or implied warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. Completed condition reports are posted as an additional image with the lot. Neal Auction does not give refunds.

Accepted Forms of Payment:

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer


IT IS THE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO ARRANGE AND PAY FOR PACKING & SHIPPING. ALL BUYERS MUST CONTACT A SHIPPING COMPANY TO MAKE ALL PACKING AND SHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS INCLUDING PICK UP, SHIPPING CHARGES, AND CLAIMS. Final arrangements and agreements are strictly between the buyer and the shipper. Neal Auction is not responsible for the buyers choice of a shipper or to any occurrences during shipping. Although we do not offer packing or shipping service, we do work closely with several shipping companies. The following are in alphabetical order: * CRATERS AND FREIGHTERS: 800-733-0310, [email protected] * THE WOODEN BOX: 800-568-2699 * NOLA PACKAGING & SHIPPING: 504-885-4544, [email protected] * ALL ITEMS ARE PURCHASED 'AS IS' AND 'WHERE IS' WITHOUT WARRANTY. ALL ITEMS MUST BE PAID IN FULL AND CHECKS CLEARED BEFORE THEY CAN BE RELEASED. Please notify us which company you have chosen, as we will not release your merchandise to anyone without your authorization.

November 17, 2018 10:00 AM CST
New Orleans, LA, US

Neal Auction Company

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 28% and any applicable taxes and shipping.

View full terms and conditions

Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $10
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,999 $100
$3,000 $9,999 $250
$10,000 $49,999 $500
$50,000 $999,999 $5,000
$1,000,000 $1,999,999 $10,000
$2,000,000 $2,999,999 $15,000
$3,000,000 + $20,000