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
date made
1805-1813
maker
Clark, Nathan
Howe, Thomas
place made
United States: New York, Athens
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 42 cm x 45 cm; 16 17/32 in x 17 23/32 in
ID Number
1977.0803.66
accession number
1977.0803
catalog number
1977.0803.066
Credit Line
John Paul Remensnyder
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Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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