BALTIMORE, MARYLAND DECORATED STONEWARE COOLER, salt-glazed, "3" gallon capacity mark, cylindrical form with an incised ring below the sharp shoulder, rounded rim, grooved arched handles, and octagonal-edge bung hole. Brushed cobalt floral and feathered leaf horizontal decoration both sides, additional cobalt at bung hole and handle terminals. Attributed to David Parr's Maryland Pottery. Circa 1840. 15 1/4" H, 7 1/2" D rim. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Undamaged except for two very faint and short exterior hairlines.