Stoneware jug

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jug
date made
1791-1831
maker
Remmey III, John
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 29.8 cm x 12.2 cm; 11 23/32 in x 4 13/16 in
place made
United States: New York, Manhattan Island
ID Number
1977.0803.105
accession number
1977.0803
catalog number
1977.0803.105
subject
New York Stoneware
Food
Domestic Furnishings
Industry & Manufacturing
See more items in
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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