Stoneware jar

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.
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Object Name
date made
Crolius, Jr., Clarkson
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
overall: 19.5 cm x 17.2 cm; 7 11/16 in x 6 25/32 in
overall: 7 5/8 in x 6 3/4 in; 19.3675 cm x 17.145 cm
place made
United States: New York, Manhattan Island
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
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