Stoneware jar

Description
John William Crolius immigrated to Manhattan from Germany in 1728 and established a successful pottery dynasty. This piece was probably made by Clarkson Crolius Jr., John William’s grandson. The last potter to work in the family business, Clarkson closed the pottery in 1849. This jar is glazed with Albany slip clay which was discovered in the Hudson Valley region about 1830 and soon became a preferred glaze for stoneware vessels.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
1835-1849
maker
Crolius, Jr., Clarkson
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19.5 cm x 17.2 cm; 7 11/16 in x 6 25/32 in
place made
United States: New York, Manhattan Island
ID Number
1977.0855.1
accession number
1977.0855
catalog number
1977.0855.01
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Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
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Domestic Furnishings
New York Stoneware
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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