Monumental Stoneware Double-Handled Jug Cooler with Elaborate Incised Floral Decoration, New York, c1820

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 29

Price Realized: $3,220.00

($2,800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Large-Sized Stoneware Water Cooler with Elaborate Incised Floral Decoration, New York State origin, probably Calvin or Jonah Boynton, Albany, circa 1820, approximately six-gallon, ovoid jug-form cooler with applied ribbed handles and circular bunghole, the front decorated with an intricately-incised and cobalt-highlighted floral design. Decoration features two daisies with alternating hollow and cobalt-highlighted layers, embellished with incised dashes. These flowers emanate from two small hearts and include heavily-incised leaves above and below as well as a smaller flower at the center. Cobalt highlights to bunghole, spout, and handle terminals. Excellent form and decoration. The color, form, and aspects of the decoration of this stately piece suggest it was made in Albany, NY by one of the Boynton brothers, Calvin or Jonah. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in Nevada. Lamp wire hole drilled in underside. In-the-firing separation to surface of underside. Base chip on side of cooler. H 21".

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