Rare 2 Gal. COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA Stoneware Water Cooler

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 93

Price Realized: $660.00

($550 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Two-Gallon Lidded Stoneware Water Cooler with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG, PA", circa 1865, squat, cylindrical cooler with tooled shoulder, flattened rim, applied lug handles, and large circular bunghole, the front decorated with a graduated flower blossom or grape cluster. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, handle terminals, and area surrounding bunghole. A difficult-to-find Harrisburg form. An approximately 6" X-shaped hairline on reverse. A 1 1/8" horizontal line in one handle. An in-the-firing, glazed-over dent to rim. Some staining.

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