Stoneware Crock

Description
John Burger managed Nathan Clark’s Rochester, New York pottery beginning in 1841, before Clark sold his share of the business to Burger and Thompson Harrington in the early 1850s. Burger’s salt-glazed stoneware is similar to Clark’s work; both are known for their cobalt flower designs with strongly accentuated leaf patterns and generous use of color. The shape of this jar reflects the shift around the 1860’s towards straight-sided rather than ovoid pots.
Object Name
jar
crock
date made
1854-1867
maker
Burger, John
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 15.875 cm x 8.5725 cm
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
ID Number
CE*319884.161
catalog number
319884.161
accession number
319884
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Food
Work
New York Stoneware
event
Expansion and Reform
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Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
New York Stoneware
Exhibition
Exhibit:
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Dr. Cornelius and Sui-ling Soo Osgood

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