Unusual A. O. WHITTEMORE / HAVANA, NY Stoneware Dome-Topped Water Cooler

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 29

Price Realized: $316.25

($275 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Five-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "A.O. WHITTEMORE / HAVANA, N.Y.," circa 1870, beehive-form cooler with large knob-shaped finial, octagonal bung hole, and applied lug handles, the front decorated with an abstract slip-trailed floral design featuring a spiraling circular blossom surrounded by vines. Highly unusual form. Significant flaked area on side of cooler, measuring approximately 6 3/4" x 6", which has been stabilized with a clear liquid substance. Some additional flakes on reverse and underside. A tiny chip to bottom edge of bunghole. Salt drip at base on reverse.

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