Stoneware jug

The conclusion of the War of 1812 devastated many American potteries as the importation of less expensive, foreign-made wares resumed, mostly from Great Britain and Holland. While a number of potteries went out of business, the Clark and Howe pottery in Athens, New York employed more men than any other pottery in the state, and even expanded into northwestern New York. The firm was in part responsible for sustaining the local economy, paying $1,750 in wages in 1812 (equal to over $22,000 today).
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Object Name
date made
Clark, Nathan
Howe, Thomas
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
overall: 42 cm x 45 cm; 16 17/32 in x 17 23/32 in
overall: 14 3/4 in x 10 in; 37.465 cm x 25.4 cm
place made
United States: New York, Athens
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
New York Stoneware
Industry & Manufacturing
Domestic Furnishings
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New York Stoneware
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
John Paul Remensnyder
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