Important "Morgan Maker / Balt" (William Morgan, Baltimore) Stoneware Water Cooler



While Baltimore potters had been producing crude stoneware for many years prior, the move of Henry Remmey, Sr. from New York to Baltimore in 1812 completely transformed the local stoneware craft. Remmey was quickly producing high-quality stoneware with vibrant blue decorations, and this rubbed off on contemporaries like the Parr brothers. (One of Remmey's masterpieces, a water cooler with incised bird made while he was working at merchant Henry Myers' manufactory, set the World Auction Record for Baltimore stoneware at our July 2004 sale.) Thanks to Remmey's influence, Baltimore would become one of the chief centers of stoneware production in the entire country.

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