Stoneware jug

The Remmey family began producing pottery in New York City in 1735, when John Remmey I emigrated from Germany. His grandson, John Remmey III, took over the family business in 1793, continuing to produce some of the finest stoneware made in the United States at the time. The somewhat lopsided incised leaf design on this jug reminds us that each piece was made and decorated by hand.
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Object Name
date made
Remmey III, John
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
overall: 29.8 cm x 12.2 cm; 11 23/32 in x 4 13/16 in
overall: 11 1/2 in x 7 5/8 in; 29.21 cm x 19.3675 cm
place made
United States: New York, Manhattan Island
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
New York Stoneware
Domestic Furnishings
Industry & Manufacturing
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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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