Stoneware Water Cooler

Description
Eleazer Orcutt was trained as a potter by his father in Whately, Massachusetts and operated potteries at various times around New York State and in New England. He partnered with Horace Humiston in Troy, New York in 1832. This ice water cooler was probably made for an individual or firm named A. Drown in Canaan, New York and is decorated with a classical figure holding a lute.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cooler
date made
about 1832
maker
Orcutt, Eleazer
Humiston, Horace
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 1/2 in; 44.45 cm
place made
United States: New York, Troy
ID Number
CE*300894.017
catalog number
300894.17
accession number
300894
subject
Food
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
New York Stoneware
event
Expansion and Reform
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
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