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•May 4, 2013. Three-Session Sale: Textiles, The Maryland Sale, Americana
•July 20, 2013. Stoneware & Redware Pottery.
Price Realized: $690.00 ($600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).
Scarce Five-Gallon Stoneware Keg Cooler, Stamped "A.J. BUTTLER / MANUFACTERUR / NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ," circa 1870, ovoid keg-form cooler with cobalt-highlighted bands and screw-head-accented bunghole, the front decorated with brushed cobalt flowers emanating from a stump, surrounding the number "5". Maker's mark flanked by cobalt leaves. Unusual form for this maker. Rim chips. Two 7" hairlines extending up reverse. In-the-firing 3" crack on side on cooler. Some tight lines on underside. Tight line near base on reverse. H 15".
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