Stoneware jug

Description
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).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jug
date made
1805-1813
maker
Clark, Nathan
Howe, Thomas
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 42 cm x 45 cm; 16 17/32 in x 17 23/32 in
place made
United States: New York, Athens
ID Number
1977.0803.66
accession number
1977.0803
catalog number
1977.0803.66
subject
New York Stoneware
Food
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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