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John Bennett Teapot and Sugar Bowl

Congratulations to the winning bidder of the teapot and sugar bowl on ebay.com!

After 30 bids the bidding concluded at at $1,950.00! Considering they won 2 John Bennett pieces, that was a bargain! They also now own something no other Bennett collector has (that I know of), a teapot and sugar bowl!

When I scour the net for John Bennett pottery, The term I use most is “John Bennett vase”. I have an order of search terms: John Bennett: vase; pottery; charger; plaque; chalice; jardiniere; lamp; tile; art tile; watercolor; bowl; pitcher; ewer and sketch.

Now I will add the terms teapot and sugar bowl! Again, congratulations!

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John Bennett Teapot and Sugar Bowl

 

JB_ebayTeapotCreamerI was very excited to come across this on ebay as it is the only teapot and sugar bowl I’ve ever seen from John Bennett! They are extraordinary and would certainly start a conversation when serving guest in your home or gallery! One lump or two?

I’m sure a John Bennett collector, family member or museum will be thrilled to have it in their collection. They are stunning!

This lot will conclude tomorrow, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 9:22 pm.  I apologize for the late notice. I just came across it last night. On the site the lot is referred to sometimes as  a “teapot and creamer”.  This is an easy-to-make mistake. It’s clearly a teapot and sugar bowl and there isn’t a creamer. The description has it correct but some of the titles have the mistake. It would be great to get a picture of the teapot and sugar bowl in its new home! Good luck with the bidding!

DESCRIPTION

NO RESERVE! Fresh from an estate on Bangor, Maine. The sugar bowl measures 6″ tall and 5″ at its widest diameter. The teapot also measures 8.25″ at its widest overall point (spout to outside edge of its handle) while the sugar bowl measures 5″ tall and 4.5″ at its widest diameter.

The set is being sold on ebay.com by seller “ryanjordan71”. “ryanjordan71” is the ebay.com arm of Gould Auctions, from Smithfield, Maine. The owner, Tim Gould was kind to share his images with us.

ryanjordan71 shows zoomed-in pictures of the pieces and describes the condition as:
“The teapot has a hairline crack at an area of its main body directly atop where its spout enters the pot (see photos)… otherwise the teapot is SUPERB and without damage throughout. The top finial of the sugar bowl has been at one time detached and “glued back” into place… otherwise the sugar bowl is SUPERB and without damage throughout.”

I don’t believe these areas should effect the price much.

All of the large images are linked to this sale and the links will probably quit working soon after the bidding concludes. I inserted a gallery near the bottom which isn’t.

 

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I do not have the rights to any of the images used in this article. The images of the pottery were shared for this article.

Special thanks to Tim Gould for sharing the images, ebay and Gould Auctions in Smithfield, Maine.

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This evening a charming John Bennett vase sold on ebay.com. Flying under the radar the bidding was quiet until just before closing when it it rose to when it rose from $99 to $1,475! I’m sure the lucky buyer will be happy with this beautiful vase. I believe the price to be modest in comparison to other Bennett pieces that have sold that were similar. The body of the vase is classical but simple. Congratulations to the new owner!

 

 

 

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2 John Bennett vases are on the auction
block Saturday, June 14, 2014, the day before Father’s Day!

The vases are to be auctioned by Rago Arts Auction Center in Lambertville, NJ.

Click on the Early 20th image below to link to this particular auction at Rago Arts Auction Center. The vase images are each linked to their respective page at www.ragoarts.com. The Live Auctioneers graphic that follows each picture is linked to the individual lot’s bidding page at www.liveauctioneers.com.

Good luck! I’m sure someone is going to be happy with their John Bennett vase.

 

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Lot 25:  JOHN BENNETT (1840 – 1907)
Small vase painted with wild roses, New York, 1882
Signed BENNETT NEW YORK R/82
7″ x 4″ $1500-$1500
Two small chips to rim.

Auction Date: Sat, June 14, 11:00AM
Estimate: $1,000 – $1,500

to bid on Lot 25 click on liveauctioneers below

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The next Lot, 26 is beautiful and I can’t help thinking that it reminds me of a botanical print.

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Lot 26:  JOHN BENNETT (1840 – 1907)
Tall bulbous vase painted with milkweed on white ground, New York, 1879
Signed BENNETT 412E24 NY 1879
15 1/4″ x 7″

Auction Date: Sat, June 14, 11:00AM
Estimate: $3,500 – $4,500

to bid on Lot 26 click on liveauctioneers below

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 Though I’ve never seen this vase before, I have seen examples of this bulbous body used by John Bennett. This vase is similar and has the same body as the the one in the collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum.

That vase sold in a Rago Arts Auction in October 2010 (Sale Price: $13,420). The vase was purchased by the American Decorative Arts 1900 Foundation. ADA1900, focuses on the American Arts & Crafts and Prairie School movements and American art pottery. They acquire museum-quality furniture, lighting, ceramics, metalwork and glass by American makers during the period of 1876-1940, with the goal of placing them within museum collections. Now this vase can be enjoyed by the public at the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM).

 

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John Bennett vase, 1878

painted and glazed earthenware
15 1/4 x 7 1/8 in. (38.7 x 18.1 cm)

Funds given by Victor Porter Smith and the American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation, funds given in honor of Joyce and Jules Pass; and gift of Gregory D. Flotron and Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Burkart, by exchange

(On View, Gallery 127)

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Telephone: 314.721.0072 • www.slam.org

 

Another example in which John Bennett used the same body is a vase in the collection of
Robert Tuggle and Paul Jeromack, New York, New York.

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How to Bid

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There is Five Ways to Bid
1. Bidding online – Rago’s partnership with Live Auctioneers (www.LiveAuction.com) allows you to bid online in real time  from your computer.

2. Live on your smart phone or mobile device. Now there is a free mobile app at iTunes and the AppStore and can be downloaded from iTunes by clicking on the linked picture below:

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3. Bidding by regular phone – If you want to bid live with them by phone, they can arrange for an agent from their staff to call you.

4. Bidding in the room at the venue. The vases are to be auctioned by Rago Arts & Auction Center, located at 333 North Main Street in Lambertville, NJ. For maps and directions click on the image below:

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5. Bidding by left bid – Left bids (also known as absentee bids) give the auctioneer permission to bid for you as if you were in the room, starting on your behalf at the lowest possible selling price and, as long as there is competition, bidding for you – if necessary, up to the maximum amount you have designated. We accept absentee bids by phone or fax. We will even do our best to enter bids during a live auction if the call is received sufficiently in advance and from a registered bidder. That said, absentee bids are time stamped, so the earlier an absentee bid is submitted, the better. The earlier of two identical absentee bids will win the day.

Download and Print Rago’s Absentee/Phone Bid form here.

For more details on bidding visit here.

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About Rago Arts Auction Center

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333 North Main Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5:30 pm

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Phone: (609) 397-9374
Toll Free: (866)-724-6278
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Rights to all of the images in this article are linked to their respective owners.

Please patronize and support the businesses, organizations and museums mentioned.

As a follow up to the 2 previous auction articles:

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The John Bennett art tile sold in the ebay.com auction on May 29, 2014 after 2 bids for a modest $382.77.

I’m sure the buyer was very happy about that!

During the Rago Arts Early 20th c. Auction in March, 2014, 2 John Bennett pieces sold

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Lot 139:  JOHN BENNETT (1840 – 1907)
Tall vase painted with clematis on yellow ground, New York, 1881
Bottom signed Bennett New York 1881, body signed JB 1881
15 1/2″ x 7″
Estimate: $10,000 – $15,000

Sale Price: $23,750

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Lot 140:  JOHN BENNETT (1840 – 1907)
Vase painted with hydrangeas on yellow ground, New York, 1881
Signed Bennett New York 1881
9 1/2″ x 7″
Estimate: $3,500 – $4,500

Sale Price: $4,688

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A John Bennett art tile is currently listed on ebay. It is listed on ebay here.

The tile is connected to a published set I wrote about a couple of years ago.

That set appeared in the book American Art Tile 1876-1941 by Norman Karlson (Sep 15, 1998)

That article is archived here.

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Below are pictures the seller has posted on ebay. I have linked all the pictures to the page on ebay. When the auctions ends the links may not still work.

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It’s very rare to find John Bennett art tiles. I was happy to see this one!

The tile is a large 7 7/8″ square, unlike the tiles in my collection which are 6″. It also uses letters in the background, just like the tiles in the book. As the the Delftware like blue sketch is on a white background, it does show some browning, crazing and minor chips. Perhaps we don’t see this often in his other works because of his intense use of color and decoration. The tiles from this series, a departure from his typical style are simple sketches and are mysterious with the letters in the background. Of the series of Quixote tiles, I really like this one because the two main characters, Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza appear on the same tile.

The auction ends in a couple of days (May 29, 2014 ). Good luck!

True to their word, Rago Arts Auction Center published their catalogue on February 14, Valentines Day.

Their upcoming Early 20th C. Auction on Saturday, March 1 at 11am, will feature 2 John Bennett vases! These two are going to generate some excitement! Lots 139 and 140 are the ones to keep your eye on. Rago Art’s Auction Center has the most successful Arts and Crafts auctions in the field.

Clicking on their logo below will take you to their home page at www.ragoarts.com

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Click on the image below and you will link to their Early 20th C. Auction preview:

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Here is the 1st John Bennett vase,

Lot 139

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JOHN BENNETT (1840 – 1907)
Tall vase painted with clematis on yellow ground, New York, 1881
Bottom signed Bennett New York 1881, body signed JB 1881
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Size: 15 1/2″ x 7″

Auction Date: Sat, March 01, 11:00AM
Estimate: $10,000 – $15,000

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Here is the 2nd John Bennett vase,

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JOHN BENNETT (1840 – 1907)
Vase painted with hydrangeas on yellow ground, New York,
Signed Bennett New York 1881
Size: 
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Auction Date: Sat, March 01, 11:00AM
Estimate: $3,500 – $4,500

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The first vase, Lot 139 made its debut here back in December. You can see the pictures and read about here. I haven’t seen the second vase before (Lot 140). Both vases are exceptional! The first vase is the larger of the two at 15 1/2″. The second vase is 9 1/2″. Both are reminiscent of the Newport vases that were exhibited at the 59th Annual Winter Antiques Show in New York.

It’s easy to imagine how the 2 vases in this auction could have been a prelude to the beautiful yellow vase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art  which was done the following year. Lot 140 uses the same decoration style of the neck, giving it the appearance of semi-precious stone. I also compared it to the covered jar at the Newark Museum from Collection of the American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation. Even though the flowers are different on all of the compared pieces they share a similar quality, style and color palette.

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Early 20th century decorative arts and furnishings, featuring work from the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements. Lighting by Tiffany, Handel, and Pairpoint. Furniture by Gustav Stickley and the Roycrofters. Ceramics by George Ohr, Grueby, Rookwood, Newcomb College, Saturday Evening Girls, Rhead, Zsolnay. Glass from Tiffany, Loetz, Durand, Galle, Steuben, Argy Rousseau, Lalique, wrought metal, woodblock prints, textiles and accessories and more. The first specialty at Rago’s and the most successful Arts and Crafts auctions in the field.

To view and/or download the complete Early 20th C. Decorative Arts auction catalogue, click on the image of the catalogue cover below:

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Lots 139 and 140 are on pages 23 and 24.

How to Bid

There is Five Ways to Bid
1. Bidding online – Rago’s partnership with Live Auctioneers (www.LiveAuction.com) allows you to bid online in real time  from your computer.

2. Live on your smart phone or mobile device. Now there is a free mobile app at iTunes and the AppStore and can be downloaded from iTunes by clicking on the linked picture below:

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3. Bidding by regular phone – If you want to bid live with them by phone, they can arrange for an agent from their staff to call you.

4. Bidding in the room at the venue. The vases are to be auctioned by Rago Arts & Auction Center, located at 333 North Main Street in Lambertville, NJ. For maps and directions click on the image below:

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5. Bidding by left bid – Left bids (also known as absentee bids) give the auctioneer permission to bid for you as if you were in the room, starting on your behalf at the lowest possible selling price and, as long as there is competition, bidding for you – if necessary, up to the maximum amount you have designated. We accept absentee bids by phone or fax. We will even do our best to enter bids during a live auction if the call is received sufficiently in advance and from a registered bidder. That said, absentee bids are time stamped, so the earlier an absentee bid is submitted, the better. The earlier of two identical absentee bids will win the day.

Download and Print Rago’s Absentee/Phone Bid form here.

For more details on bidding visit here.

Previews:
Feb. 22-27, noon-5pm
Feb. 28, noon-7pm
Open Mar. 1/2 @ 9am

About Rago Arts Auction Center

The Rago Arts and Auction Center is a leading U.S. auction house with an international clientele. With sales of over $20 million annually, Rago’s outdistances all other New Jersey auction houses in size and scope. More…

Rago Arts Auction Center
333 North Main Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5:30 pm

General Inquiries
Phone: (609) 397-9374
Toll Free: (866)-724-6278
E-mail: info@ragoarts.com
Fax: (609) 397-9377
www.ragoarts.com

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Special thanks to the following:

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Mr. Wismar of Toms River, New Jersey for sharing pictures of his vase (Lot 139).
Good luck at the sale!

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New York collector Robert Tuggle, for his photograph of the 3 John Bennett vases at the 59th Annual Winter Antiques Show in New York.

I do not have rights for any of the images used in this article.
Rights to all of the images in this article are linked to their respective owners.

Please patronize and support the businesses, organizations and museums mentioned.
Without them John Bennett pottery would be lost to the public at large.

Follow-up

Sold for: $2,760

On January 11, 2014 at 10:00am in the city of
Boston, a John Bennett vase will be on the block!

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John Bennett Earthenware Vase, New York, 1878, bottle shape polychrome enamel decorated with flowering plants and insects, artist monogram and inscribed mark, ht. 10 5/8 in.

European Furniture & Decorative Arts – 2698B

Lot: 244
Estimate: $400 – $600

Skinner’s description says “In very good condition throughout with no evidence of any cracks, chips or restorations”.

This estimate will have collectors
climbing over each other to win the bid!

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Skinner Gallery

63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA, 02116
(617) 350-5400

With galleries in Boston and Marlborough, Mass., Skinner is a leading full-service auctioneer and appraiser of antiques and fine art. Skinner conducts auctions year-round in both locations. Skinner’s specialty departments include American Furniture & Decorative Arts, American & European Paintings & Prints, European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Ceramics, Silver, Fine Jewelry, Couture, Fine Wines, 20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Works of Art, Fine Judaica, Toys, Dolls & Collectibles, Science, Technology & Clocks, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic Art, and Discovery.

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Just 2 miles away at the Museum of Fine Arts
there is another John Bennett vase.

AGENDA for Pat meeting June 16:

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Lilac vase

about 1873–83
John Bennett, 1840–1907

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
General Information: 617-267-9300

Visit and support museums that have John Bennett in their collection.
Visit the MFA Boston.

Good luck with the bidding!

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