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  • Item 9524


    Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this Rare 6 Gallon Double-Handled Water Cooler made and stamped by "Moore & Colvin."


    This is the mark of a potter with the last name Moore (possibly Alvin) and a more famous pottery named Seymour Colvin who made pottery in Northeast Ohio in Talmidge and later in Jane Lew, West Virginia after buying the pottery there from J. P. Parker.  


    For a history, see F. Robert Treichler, A History of Northeastern Ohio Stoneware, pp. 75-77.  This cooler is pictured on p. 60 as shown above.  At the time this book was written, it was the only example of a Moore and Colvin piece known to the author to be decorated. This cooler is considered to be the finest example of Seymour's potting enterprise.


    Circa 1850, this beauty features a Squared Spout, Double Applied Handles with Cobalt Accent at the Terminals, Impressed Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash (lightly repeated on the back), an Incised Federal Eagle, a Brushed Cobalt Tree, and Cobalt Accent at the Spigot Hole.   Getting back to the eagle, he has a heart-shaped breast shield with vertical and diagonal stripes, raised wings with individual feathers, and four arrows clutched in his left talon and three in his right. Cobalt accents too.  Stands 17 1/2" tall.  


    Excellent Condition. A 1/2" chip on the back of the right handle, a minor faint 1" line on the bottom in the back that wraps under 2", and a some staining on the center back.  Truly all pretty minor for a piece of this magnitude. 


    Ships double-boxed, insured, and FREE


    Previously sold as Lot 8,  Crockerfarm on October 26, 2019. 

    Moore & Colvin, Talmadge, Ohio Stoneware Water Cooler with Incised Eagle #9524