Stoneware flask

Description
Early in their partnership, Nathan Clark and Ethan S. Fox produced both earthenware and stoneware. They stopped making earthenware in the 1830s to focus on stoneware forms such as molasses jugs, beer bottles and spittoons, all considered innovative shapes. This elaborately decorated flask may have been designed to compete with glass flasks being made at the time.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flask
date made
1829-1838
maker
Clark, Nathan
Fox, Ethan
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.8 cm x 3.5 cm; 7 in x 1 3/8 in
overall: 7 in x 4 1/4 in x 2 in; 17.78 cm x 10.795 cm x 5.08 cm
place made
United States: New York, Athens
ID Number
1977.0803.90
accession number
1977.0803
catalog number
1977.0803.090
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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