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Rare Southern stoneware water cooler, Chandler Maker Edgefield South Carolina, circa 1850
heavy celadon glaze, well-tooled rim flanked by thick pulled and applied strap handles centered by stamp, "CHANDLER MAKER" with kaolin slip decoration occuring around upper body, on ovoid form with spout at lower body.
H20" W13 1/2"

Provenance: North Carolina private collection.

Literature: Horn, Catherine. CROSSROADS OF CLAY: THE SOUTHERN ALKALINE GLAZED TRADITION. Columbia: SC, Univ. of South Carolina Press, 1990. p.28.

Other Notes: Inventory number at base: SCE-C-10

Former collection of Georgiana Greer

The water coolers produced by Thomas Chandler have been regarded by many collectors as some of the most prestigious and handsome stoneware created in the Edgefield District. This cooler is one of only two known to exist having this shape, eaght gallon capacity and style of decoration. A rare and handsome example of Chandler's skillful craftsmanship created in the Pre-Civil War South.

  • Very tight four inch hairline stretching from rim to body, glaze skips at base near lower spout as a result of potters hand while being glazed,otherwise good overall condition wear consistent with age .

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September 12, 2010 1:00 PM EDT
West Columbia, SC, US

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