Spider Pot


Skillet or spider on three semicircular legs with a slightly flared lip and an integral, tapered, cylindrical handle; nearly vertical sides and rounded bottom. Hollow cast with single gate mark on bottom exterior. No additional marks. Old paper label is affixed to inside bottom and inscribed in script: "Presented by / Miss Mary Harter, Bloomfield, N.J. / in memory of her sister / Mrs. Sarah Harter Starr / Shipped by O. G. Schaefer, Verona, N.J."

Date Purchased: 1818

Location: Currently not on view

Place Purchased: United States: Ohio, Somerset

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Credit Line: Gift of Miss Mary Harter

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.379163Catalog Number: 379163Accession Number: 147603

Object Name: spider

Physical Description: iron, cast (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 3/4 in x 14 1/2 in x 7 5/8 in; 14.605 cm x 36.83 cm x 19.3675 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-f888-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_304129

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