10-Gallon Ohio Stoneware Water Cooler

November 4, 2006 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 20

Price Realized: $3,850.00

($3,500 hammer, plus 10% buyer's premium)

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Monumental Ten-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Cobalt Floral Decoration and Braided "Rope" Handles, Ohio origin, circa 1850, ovoid cooler decorated with a large brushed cobalt flowering plant bearing four blossoms. Flower heads accented with cobalt spots and dashed strokes. Area below rim decorated with vertical cobalt dashes and the number "10" in cobalt. Oversized handles each composed of three rope-like pieces of clay braided together and decorated with cobalt spots. Seven-sided bung hole at base decorated with cobalt dashes. An oustanding example of Ohio stoneware with a scarce, large size and ornately-fashioned handles. Rim chips. 4 1/2" crack from rim on reverse. H 19 1/2".

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