Remmey, Philadelphia Stoneware Cooler with Floral Decoration

April 10, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 69

Price Realized: $1,840.00

($1,600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Four-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to the Remmey Pottery, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1865, cylindrical cooler with rounded foot, heavily-ribbed handles, and circular bung hole at base. The front decorated with an unusual two-stemmed flowering plant design flanking a fan-shaped flower. Reverse decorated with a similar two-stemmed flowering plant motif. Dashed brushwork under each handle and wavy lines at the shoulder on the front and back. Bunghole decorated with cobalt dashes, which is somewhat unusual for Remmey coolers. Desirable form with strong decoration and color. Very faint, approximately 4" x 5", spidering surface line on front, which does not extend through to interior. 2" and 1 1/2" pre-firing base chips, which were brushed over with cobalt by the potter. Additional glazed-over base chip. Wear to edge of one handle. Two chips to opposite handle. Chips on interior of rim. 1� salt drip under one handle. Faint 4" surface line on underside, extending 4" up base of cooler, which does not extend through to interior. H 16 1/2".

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