Chollar, Cortland, NY Stoneware Pedestal Water Cooler

October 31, 2009 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 24

Price Realized: $805.00

($700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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October 31, 2009 Auction Catalog

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Outstanding Stoneware Pedestal Cooler with Incised Floral Decoration, attributed to Thomas D. Chollar, Cortland, NY, circa 1844, highly decorative form with flared pedestal, ovoid body, arching lug handles, and octagonal bung hole. Decorated with a finely incised floral design embellished with numerous veins on the interior of the leaves and blossom. Handle terminals accented with faux screwheads and brushed over in cobalt. Bung hole brushed heavily with cobalt. Rim incised with three dots. Bold form and decoration. Professional restoration to cracks on front of cooler and around base of cooler itself where it connects to the pedestal. This restoration includes some coloring and possible restoration to the left side of the bung hole. 2 1/2" in-the-firing contact mark on reverse. 1" filled and colored spot on reverse, which does not extend through to the interior. A few minor flakes to front and reverse. A few small rim chips. In-the-firing cracks on recessed underside, one of which is visible as a thin vertical line on the front of the pedestal. H 16 1/2".

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