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
date made
1829-1838
maker
Clark, Nathan
Fox, Ethan
place made
United States: New York, Athens
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.8 cm x 3.5 cm; 7 in x 1 3/8 in
ID Number
1977.0803.90
accession number
1977.0803
catalog number
1977.0803.090
Credit Line
John Paul Remensnyder
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Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Industry & Manufacturing
Domestic Furnishings
New York Stoneware
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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