Rare Diminutive CHOLLAR, DARBY & CO. (Cortland, NY) Stoneware Open-Handled Water Cooler

March 1, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 124

Price Realized: $4,887.50

($4,250 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Water Cooler with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "CHOLLAR, DARBY & CO. / CORTLAND," New York State origin, circa 1835-1839, highly-ovoid cooler with ribbed open handles, squared bung hole, and unusual tooled spout, decorated with three brushed hanging tulips extending across the front. Bunghole decorated with unusual brushed X design surrounded by dots. Shoulder with highly unusual triple impression of Chollar, Darby & Co. maker's mark in an hourglass pattern. Cobalt highlights to maker's marks and handle terminals. Cooler measures approximately two to three gallons. Excellent form with visually-appealing maker's mark impressions. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a tight 3 1/2" spider line emanating from a stone ping on reverse. H 14 1/2".

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