Stoneware Water Cooler w/ Cobalt Floral Decoration, attrib. Henry H. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 539

Price Realized: $1,150.00

($1,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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October 17, 2015 Auction Catalog

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Cobalt Floral Decoration, probably Henry H. Remmey, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1860, small-sized, cylindrical cooler with footed base, tooled shoulder, squared rim, and ribbed lug handles, the base fitted with a circular bunghole. Surface decorated on the front and reverse with a large double-stemmed flowering plant design. Wavy cobalt stripe to shoulder on front and reverse. Brushed flower blossom motif under one handle. A series of vertical cobalt stripes under opposite handle. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals and surrounding bung hole. A fine example of a popular Remmey family form, this cooler is potted in a seldom-seen two-gallon size. Its absence of Albany slip on the interior indicates it was likely made at the pottery of Henry Harrison Remmey before he relinquished ownership of the business to his son, Richard Clinton Remmey. A hairline extending across underside and approximately 6" up reverse of cooler, where it forms a T. A few faint, minor lines to rim and shoulder on reverse, which appear to be in-the-firing. A tiny spout nick. H 13".


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