Outstanding Ten-Gallon Ohio Stoneware Cooler w/ Profuse Cobalt Flowering Urn

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 194

Price Realized: $2,242.00

($1,900 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Ten-Gallon Stoneware Cooler with Profuse Cobalt Flowering Urn Decoration, Ohio origin, circa 1860-1870, ovoid keg with raised banding to body, small opening in top, and circular bunghole at base, the front exuberantly slip-trailed with a tapered urn featuring scrolled handles, brimming with a very large floral spray. Decoration includes three large flowers surrounded by stems with buds, underscored by fern-shaped leaves. Slip-trailed with an underscored "10" at shoulder. Slip-trailed spots to bunghole. The highly-artistic design on this cooler, difficult to find in Ohio stoneware, was likely executed by a potter previously employed at the John Burger Pottery in Rochester, NY. Provenance: Ex-David Good, Camden, OH. Large Y-shaped crack on front. A circular marking around the hole on the top of the cooler suggests that this opening probably had a raised bunghole, which was lost during the firing. A 4 3/4" X-shaped line to top edge of cooler, visible on reverse. Shallow chipping to rim and base. Drips of old white paint to reverse. H 21".

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