Rare Stoneware Holland Gin Cooler impressed HOL. GIN attrib Poughkeepsie, NY

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 9

Price Realized: $2,415.00

($2,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Double-Handled Stoneware Gin Cooler with Cobalt Foliate Decoration, Impressed "HOL. GIN," attributed to William Nichols, Poughkeepsie, NY, circa 1820, approximately three or four gallon ovoid cooler with rounded spout, heavily-tooled shoulder, circular bung hole, and open handles applied at the shoulder; front decorated with a brushed cobalt flowering plant design with large blossom surrounding the impressed and cobalt-highlighted inscription "HOL, GIN," an abbreviation for "Holland Gin". Decoration and form indicate the maker as William Nichols of Poughkeepsie, NY. A fine and early form, and the first example of Nichols stoneware we have seen bearing this liquor slogan. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in New England. Approximately 4 1/2" curving crack extending from left side of cooler's spout. A spidering line to right side of shoulder extending from right side of cooler's spout. Iron ping to top of right handle. Small in-the-firing chip to reverse side of right handle. Some shallow chipping to base.


Rare Stoneware Holland Gin Cooler impressed HOL. GIN attrib Poughkeepsie, NYRare Stoneware Holland Gin Cooler impressed HOL. GIN attrib Poughkeepsie, NYRare Stoneware Holland Gin Cooler impressed HOL. GIN attrib Poughkeepsie, NY

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