Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this monumental 6 Gallon Stoneware Ice Water Cooler made by the Whites Pottery of Utica, New York.
This an example of the fabulous blue and gray molded stoneware made by the Whites Pottery of Utica, N.Y between 1890 and 1907. You can see the 5 gallon size in Christopher Bensch, The Blue and the Gray: Oneida County Stoneware, p. 29.
This beauty features an Surface that Looks like Ice, an Embossed Placard with "Ice Water" on the Front, an Entire Floral Bouquet on the Back, Little Florals All Over. The lid repeats the ice andfloral motif. Retains the original, metal spigot, and riser so that there is room to put a glass under the spigot. The entire cooler is 23" tall.
Excellent Condition. The base has a minor 1 1/2" hairline at the rim, and three small chips around the spigot opening (1/4" or less). No rim or base chips, cracks, stains, or restoration. The lid has a minor 3/16" chip on the underside of the edge and a 1 1/4" chip on the bottom of the inner seating ring (4 PM in the closeup). Otherwise as made. The rise has tight 2" hairline from the rim that runs in the seam outside (closeup of the inside), and a 1/2" chip on the bottom border. Otherwise as made.
A complete 6 gallon water cooler by Whites of Utica in excellenet condition.
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