Warren F. Hartmann Specializing in Early American Stoneware
Early American Stoneware
Fine 18th & 19th Century Examples
Stoneware Selections Pottery Billheads Books Stoneware Collecting Links
Welcome to my site.
This site will predominantly feature American Stoneware from the late 18th century to mid 19th century, primarily offering pieces from New York, New Jersey and New England. Specializing in New York State Capital District pieces.
The site will offer an array of different sizes and forms of pots, jugs and jars, and will occasionally include other smaller items such as inkwells and flasks. The selection will be updated as often as possible, in an effort to keep the current selection as diversified and interesting as possible. Please always check the site last updated field. If you don't see something you might be looking for in early pieces only. Email me I might be able to help you locate it for you.
The majority of stoneware was produced as a utilitarian ware to be used in the home and everyday life. As such, early pieces might show some wear or have minor damage due to everyday use. Due to firing techniques and kiln conditions, early pieces may have kiln imperfections and touch marks also. I also believe that restoration is acceptable to preserve some of these wonderful pieces so that people can enjoy them for years and pass them on to future generations.
All pieces offered will be described accurately and in detail, pointing out and thoroughly describing all damage or imperfections as they exist. In addition, any restoration will be described in detail. All my restorations are done by a highly professional restorer. Items will be fully guaranteed as described with a professional return policy applying to all purchased items. Meaning that when you receive the piece and its not for you, just contact me via phone let me know your returning it. All I ask is that it is returned in the same condition as it was shipped.
Stoneware Collecting: In this section I try and give the beginner and the advanced collector perspective and insight into collecting.
Stoneware Books: Listed are books that I recommend for everyone interested in early Stoneware. Some books are out-of-print, and some are more recent publications. When I do have copies of these publications. I will offer them for sale in this section.
Warren F. Hartmann has been actively involved with the researching, collecting and selling of American stoneware for more than 30 years, concentrating on early American stoneware dating from the late 18th century to 1840.Since 1971, he has studied thousands of pieces of stoneware from personal collections, museum collections and sales in the North East. He has spent time with many early collectors, gaining from their knowledge and experience, and has helped both collectors and museums develop and expand their collections. Warren is well-read, using books by Donald B. Webster, Harold F. Guilland, William C. Ketchum, Georgeanna H. Greer, M. Lelyn Branin and others as a basis for his work.
Warren is honored to have had his knowledge of early Albany stoneware acknowledged in Warren F. Broderick and William Bouck’s 1995 publication of “Pottery Works”, a study of the “Potteries of New York State’s Capital District and Upper Hudson Region”.
Because of his in-depth knowledge of stoneware form, decoration and clay and how they differ based on time period and locale, he is often consulted on the attribution, dating and pricing of early American stoneware by collectors, auction houses and dealers alike.
After having worked for IBM for 24 years, Warren worked for the Harmer Rooke Galleries in New York (1995-1997) as the Director of the American Stoneware Department, organizing and managing stoneware auctions.
Warren F. Hartmann Dealer American Stoneware since 1971
Wallkill New York
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