Very Rare H. REMMEY / BALTIMORE Stoneware Jar, circa 1815-1820

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 300

Price Realized: $570.00

($475 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "H. REMMEY / BALTIMORE," Henry Remmey, Sr., Baltimore, MD origin, circa 1815-1820, ovoid jar with footed base, tooled shoulder, and arched tab handles, decorated on the front and reverse with a horizontal design of conjoined slip-trailed flowers, executed in heavy, enamel-like cobalt slip. Additional cobalt slip decoration to handle terminals and along the tops of the handles. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark. One of a relatively small number of pieces known bearing the stamp of Manhattan-trained potter, Henry Remmey, Sr., regarded as one of the most influential American potters of the 19th century. Jar broken into two large sections and reglued. Included with this damage is a surface chip to front with a 4 1/2" hairline extending through it. A chip to each end of one handle. A stone ping to interior of rim. Chips around base. A 2" diagonal hairline from rim on reverse. H 13".

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