Extremely Rare H. MYERS Baltimore Stoneware Churn with Floral Decoration, c1825

March 1, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 60

Price Realized: $2,070.00

($1,800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare One-and-a-Half-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "H. MYERS," Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1825, cylindrical churn with rounded shoulder, tall rounded collar, and applied tab handles, decorated on both sides with a handle-to-handle stem bearing boldly-brushed leaves and a flower blossom. Heavy cobalt highlights covering tops and sides of handles. Stamped below rim "H. MYERS". Made at the Baltimore Stoneware Manufactory of merchant, Henry Myers, a pottery operated by the New York trained Henry Remmey and his son, Henry Harrison Remmey. Includes a small cobalt-decorated stoneware churn lid, Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1825, which has been professionally enlarged around the edge to fit this churn. Churns from this period in Baltimore stoneware production are extremely rare. This example is one of a very few known bearing an "H. MYERS" mark. Churn with a few shallow rim chips and two shallow, minor base chips. Lid with short hairline to top and professionally-enlarged diameter.

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