Stoneware inkwell

Description
Stoneware maker Nathan Clark partnered with Ethan S. Fox, a relative by marriage, in 1829. In response to increasing competition they began selling more elaborately decorated “Fancy Ware made to order.” The names on this inkwell, LYON & ASHLEY, may refer to the people or firm that placed the order.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
inkwell
date made
1829-1838
maker
Clark, Nathan
Fox, Ethan
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 cm x 15.6 cm; 2 3/8 in x 6 5/32 in
overall: 2 3/8 in x 6 1/4 in; 6.0325 cm x 15.875 cm
place made
United States: New York, Athens
ID Number
CE*300894.029
accession number
300894
catalog number
300894.029
subject
New York Stoneware
Food
Industry & Manufacturing
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
New York Stoneware
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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