New York State Stoneware GATE CITY WATER COOLER with Bird Decoration

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 306

Price Realized: $258.75

($225 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Five-Quart Stoneware Water Cooler with Cobalt Bird Decoration, Stamped "GATE CITY WATER COOLER / Patented May 25th, 1886.," New York State origin, late 19th century, cylindrical cooler with heavily-tooled base, rounded shoulder, tall flaring collar, and bunghole with metal spigot at base. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example from a Southeastern Virginia collection amassed decades ago. A 2 1/4" hairline from rim on revese. A short, faint surface line to collar on front. Some staining. A large chip on interior of rim and other chips to inner rim, where a lid would rest.

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