WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA OVERSIZED STENCILED STONEWARE COOLER, salt-glazed, brushed "20" gallon capacity, semi-ovoid form, arched handles, rounded flat-top rim, and Albany-slip glazed interior. Stenciled cobalt "T. F. REPPERT. / MANUFACTURER / GREENSBORO. / PA." surrounding scroll and feather ornaments, flanked by flower heads above and below, brushed cobalt vine, stripes and leaves, additional cobalt at bung hole and handle terminals. Circa 1870-1880. 25 3/8" H, 14 3/8" D rim. Literature: Schaltenbrand - Old Pots, Salt-Glazed Stoneware of the Greensboro-New Geneva Region, p. 14. Provenance: The collection of Ronnie and Neal Kite of Esmont, VA.
Excellent condition overall, base with an old repair/patch to a small hole, spider hairline running off patch across base.