Stoneware jar

Description
While this jar is unmarked, it may be one of several in the Museum's collection made by Thomas Commeraw, a free black potter. Thomas Commeraw established his pottery in the Corlears Hook neighborhood of lower Manhattan in 1797, successfully competing with well known stoneware makers from the Crolious and Remmey families.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
1797-1819
maker
Commeraw, Thomas
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24.5 cm x 17.1 cm; 9 21/32 in x 6 23/32 in
place made
United States: New York, Manhattan Island
ID Number
1977.0803.115
accession number
1977.0803
catalog number
1977.0803.115
subject
New York Stoneware
Food
Industry & Manufacturing
Domestic Furnishings
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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