Stoneware jar

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Commeraw, Thomas
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
overall: 24.5 cm x 17.1 cm; 9 21/32 in x 6 23/32 in
overall: 9 5/8 in x 9 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in; 24.4475 cm x 24.13 cm x 19.685 cm
place made
United States: New York, Manhattan Island
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
New York Stoneware
Industry & Manufacturing
Domestic Furnishings
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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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