Incised Stoneware Water Cooler Signed "J. R.," probably John Remmey, Manhattan

March 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 28

Price Realized: $920.00

($800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Open-Handled Water Cooler with Incised Floral Decoration and the Cobalt Initials "J.R," probably John Remmey III, Manhattan, NY, early 19th century, highly ovoid six-gallon jug with open handles and circular bung hole, decorated with an incised and cobalt-highlighted floral design with unusual hollow petals. The style of incised design, as well as manner of signature, are both consistent with Manhattan Remmey wares, so the initials do seem to refer to the well-known Manhattan potter of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, John Remmey III. Outstanding size and form with strong decoration. Restored base chip with restored 10" crack extending up from base on reverse. Large restored spout chip on reverse. 2" base flake, which may have occurred in the firing. Other small base chips. A few in-the-firing lines and an in-the-firing separation line to underside. H 17 1/2".

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