THOMPSON & CO. / GARDINER Stoneware Water Cooler w/ Applied Decoration

July 21, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 239

Price Realized: $747.50

($650 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Applied Double Cornucopia Decoration, Stamped "THOMPSON & CO. / GARDINER," Maine origin, circa 1840, small-sized ovoid cooler with heavily-tooled shoulder, flared rim, ribbed lug handles, and octagonal bung hole. Front decorated with a very unusual molded and applied design of two flowering cornucopias within an oval cartouche. Cobalt highlights to applied decoration, bung hole, and handle terminals. Excellent condition with a minor, in-the-firing chip to underside of bung hole. H 11".

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