Rare Remmey, Philadelphia Stoneware Presentation Pitcher inscribed "Wiese"

November 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 356

Price Realized: $805.00

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

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Half-Gallon Stoneware Presentation Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Inscribed "Wiese," attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1875, ovoid pitcher with rounded footed and rim and incised line accents to rim and body. Decorated with two large cobalt tulips flanking the incised and cobalt-highlighted name "Wiese". Additional swag decoration below the rim on each side as well as flanking the spout. A rare example of Philadelphia stoneware. Rim chip on reverse. Chip on interior of spout, where spout meets rim of pitcher. Base chip. Thin spidering crack at base on right side of pitcher. In-the-firing semi-circular wrinkle in clay on underside, which does not extend through to interior. Some fry to far edge of floral decoration on left. H 9".

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