Very Rare Richard Remmey, Philadelphia, PA Stoneware Presentation Cream Pitcher

March 1, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 355

Price Realized: $3,335.00

($2,900 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Small-Sized Stoneware Presentation Pitcher, attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1885, squat-shaped, ovoid form with footed base, tooled body, and short collar, the front decorated with two brushed tulips flanking the incised and cobalt-highlighted name, "Katherine Salzer". Additional swag decoration to collar and cobalt highlights to handle terminals. This fresh-to-the-market pitcher is the first Richard Remmey example we have seen potted in this highly unusual and appealing form, reminiscent of fine English ceramics of the 18th and 19th centuries. The size is also exceptional, measuring slightly over 5 1/2". Katherine (Kate) Salzer was born in 1874 in Philadelphia, and was the daughter of a house carpenter named Henry Salzer. This small pitcher was probably made for Salzer when she was a girl, dating to the 1880s. One of the finest Remmey presentation pitchers to come to market in recent years. Spout chips and a few small rim chips. One very minor base chip. H 5 5/8".

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