4 Gal. F. B. NORTON SONS / WORCESTER, MASS. Stoneware "Ice Water" Cooler

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 26

Estimate: $400-$600.  A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $475. 
(With 20% buyer's premium: $570.)

Rare Four-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware "Ice Water" Cooler, Stamped "F.B. NORTON SONS. / WORCESTER MASS," circa 1875, wide, cylindrical form with heavily-tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and large, circular bunghole. Inscribed "Ice Water" across the front in slip-trailed cobalt. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and incised banding. Interior of rim with three chips and a minor nick. Chip to exterior of rim. A recessed in-the-firing contact mark to left side of cooler, including some small bits of clay residue. H 10 3/4".

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