Stoneware jug

Stoneware containers were useful for storing many goods into the 1900s. Before the development of canning and refrigeration, stoneware forms were staples in most homes, used to hold salted or pickled food as well as beverages and dairy products. This jug, probably meant to hold water, ale, whiskey or beer, features an incised design. By the time this piece was made, most potters had turned to glaze painting, which was faster and easier to produce.
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Object Name
date made
Hart, Nahum
Hart, Charles
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
overall: 33.5 cm x 16 cm; 13 3/16 in x 6 5/16 in
overall: 13 1/8 in x 9 5/16 in; 33.3375 cm x 23.6855 cm
place made
United States: New York, Sherburne
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Domestic Furnishings
New York Stoneware
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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
Credit Line
John Paul Remensnyder
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