Monumental Stoneware Water Cooler w/ Incised Decoration Inscribed "R. Brown / 1826," probably NJ

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 61

Price Realized: $2,280.00

($1,900 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Monumental Stoneware Presentation Water Cooler with Incised Decoration, Inscribed "R. BROWN / 1826," probably NJ origin, 1826, large-sized, keg-form cooler with raised banding and circular bunghole, the shoulder featuring the incised and cobalt-highlighted inscription, "R. BROWN," flanked by incised and cobalt-highlighted floral motifs in the style of early Manhattan, New York pieces made by Thomas Commeraw. The large letters include saw-toothed embellishments to their interiors. Incised "1826" below. Cobalt highlights to banding and area surrounding bunghole. A spider crack extending from underside several inches up front of cooler. Large spider cracks to reverse and left side of cooler. Exfoliation to shoulder on front. Two tiny nicks to interior of bunghole. Some small in-the-firing flaws to surface. H 21 1/4".

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