Incised Stoneware Cooler with Initials "J.R.," Northeastern U.S.

July 11, 2009 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 10

Price Realized: $1,200.00

($1,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Open-Handled Water Cooler with Incised Floral Decoration and the Cobalt Initials "J.R," possibly John Remmey III, Manhattan, NY, early 19th century, highly ovoid six-gallon jug with open handles and circular bung hole, decorated with an incised and cobalt-highlighted floral design with unusual hollow petals. Decorated in cobalt to the right of the decoration with the initials "J.R," possibly for John Remmey III of Manhattan, NY. Outstanding size and form with strong decoration. Restored base chip with restored 10" crack extending up from base on reverse. Large restored spout chip on reverse. 2" base flake, which may have occurred in the firing. Other small base chips. A few in-the-firing lines and an in-the-firing separation line to underside. H 17 1/2".

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