Rare and Important H. REMMEY / BALTIMORE Stoneware Pitcher w/ Slip-Trailed Floral Decoration

October 29, 2011 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 24

Price Realized: $4,600.00

($4,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare and Important One-and-a-Half-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "H. REMMEY / BALTIMORE," Henry Remmey, Sr., Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1818, ovoid pitcher with finely-tooled foot, tooled rim, and heavily-ribbed handle. Decorated around the collar and below it with a finely slip-trailed vine bearing numerous daisy-shaped blossoms. Rim highlighted in a strong stripe of cobalt. Handle terminals decorated with cobalt circles. Impressed with the cobalt-highlighted maker's mark of Henry Remmey, Sr. on the collar, along with a one-and-a-half-gallon capacity mark. Exceptional color, form, and condition. This pitcher is one of less than twenty signed examples of Henry Remmey, Sr. stoneware from Baltimore known, and the finest to surface in decades. Only two signed examples rank above it in quality, one being a pitcher in a private collection and the other a widely-documented pitcher in the collection of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Certainly one of the most important examples of Baltimore stoneware to be offered anywhere recently. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example consigned from the Mid-Atlantic region. Excellent condition, particularly considering its age. Two short, minor lines at base, a small stone ping to front, and a tiny inverted U-shaped line in spout. Some additional light staining to lower half. H 12".

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