Highly-Decorated Baltimore Stoneware Water Cooler with Basket of Flowers, David Parr, circa 1825

March 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 390

Price Realized: $776.25

($675 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Exuberant Two-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Profuse Flowering Basket Decoration, attributed to David Parr, Sr., Baltimore, MD, circa 1830, ovoid water cooler with tall collar, squared bung hole, and open strap handles. Front decorate with a top-to-bottom cobalt tulip plant emanating from the bunghole. Reverse with similar flowering plant design extending from a scroll-handled basket at base. Heavy cobalt highlights to handle terminals and bung hole. Bold form, excellent color, and outstanding decoration including approximately thirty-five tulip blossoms. The addition of the basket on the reverse is a touch rarely found on Baltimore stoneware. Provenance: Recently found in Virginia. One handle restored. Heavy chipping to base on side of cooler. 1 1/4" base chip on right side of front and a few other smaller base chips. A rim chip and minor rim nick.

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