Very Rare H. REMMEY / BALTIMORE Stoneware Crock with Floral Design and Loop Handles

March 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 391

Price Realized: $517.50

($450 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare and Important Four-Gallon Open-Handled Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "H. REMMEY / BALTIMORE," Henry Remmey, Sr., Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1815, ovoid jar with heavily-tooled shoulder, flared rim, and open loop handles, the shoulder decorated with brushed cobalt daisies extending from wavy, multi-leafed stems. Reverse with similar decoration, including a hanging garland or stylized grape cluster. Heavy cobalt circles around handle terminals, along with stylized floral motifs underneath. Impressed with cobalt-highlighted maker's mark, "H. REMMEY / BALTIMORE" below rim. This mark is believed to have been used by Henry Remmey, Sr., shortly after arriving in Baltimore from New York in 1812. Less than twenty examples bearing this highly important maker's mark have surface. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a prominent Mid-Atlantic collection. Professional restoration to underside. Cobalt with professional painted touch-up. Rim chips, one of which is restored. Heavy chipping to base. Long tight, horizontal crack to shoulder. Tight cracks extending up from base. Crack in one handle.

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