Stoneware Water Cooler, M. A. Hadley, Louisville, KY, circa 1940s

March 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 387

Price Realized: $287.50

($250 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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"Old Louisville" Stoneware Water Cooler with Lid, Signed "M.A. Hadley," Louisville, KY origin, circa 1940, keg-form cooler with semi-squared bunghole, elaborately-decorated with a cobalt river scene including houses, ships, a cart crossing a bridge, human figures, and a second horse-drawn cart in foreground. Base inscribed "Old Louisville / M.A. Hadley". Includes dot-decorated lid, embossed "3" and signed on its underside. Cooler in excellent condition. Large chips to lid. H (including lid) 12 3/4".

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