HENRY / PHILA Chicken Waterer, made at the Remmey Pottery, Philadelphia

November 3, 2007 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 309

Price Realized: $8,050.00

($7,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Stoneware Chicken Waterer with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "HENRY / PHILA," circa 1870, dome-shaped vessel with ribbed handles, hooded watering trough, and graduated finial, decorated with heavy brushed cobalt leaf and floral decorations on and flanking the watering trough area and extending underneath each handle. Reverse decorated with a large cobalt flower and additional leaf-shaped brushwork. Impressed on front "HENRY / PHILA" underscored by an impressed asterisk or cross. Hood of watering trough impressed "1" within a border. Chicken waterers with the impressed mark "HENRY / PHILA" were made by the prolific Richard C. Remmey pottery for a Philadelphia merchant. 3" horizontal line on shoulder. Handle chips. Y-shaped hairline on underside, continuing 3 1/2" up reverse of waterer. H 11 1/4".

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