Stoneware jug


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).

Date Made: 1805-1813

Maker: Clark, NathanHowe, Thomas

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Athens

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Credit Line: John Paul Remensnyder

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1977.0803.66Accession Number: 1977.0803Catalog Number: 1977.0803.066

Object Name: jug

Physical Description: ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)Measurements: overall: 42 cm x 45 cm; 16 17/32 in x 17 23/32 in


Record Id: nmah_574339

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