DARK BLUE Stoneware Jar, Henry Remmey, Philadelphia

May 21, 2005 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 239

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Rare Blue-Decorated Stoneware Jar with Bold Cobalt Words "DARK BLUE," attributed to Henry Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1845, straight-sided jar w/ tapering shoulder and squared rim, decorated around the midsection w/ a group of connected cobalt flowers. Below decoration are the words "DARK BLUE" painted in large cobalt letters. Decoration and form are consistent with the work of the Remmey family in Philadelphia, probably Henry Harrison Remmey. This jar may have served as a test pot to determine how a certain "dark blue" glaze would look on stoneware. The term "dark blue" probably referred to a cobalt slip made of a particularly heavy concentration of cobalt oxide. Pieces with brushed cobalt words are unusual. Superior color. Mint condition. Height 8 1/2".

DARK BLUE Stoneware Jar, Henry Remmey, Philadelphia

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