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Stoneware jug

Stoneware jug

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Description
Stoneware containers were useful for storing many goods into the 1900s. Before the development of canning and refrigeration, stoneware forms were staples in most homes, used to hold salted or pickled food as well as beverages and dairy products. This jug, probably meant to hold water, ale, whiskey or beer, features an incised design. By the time this piece was made, most potters had turned to glaze painting, which was faster and easier to produce.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jug
date made
1866-1885
maker
Hart, Nahum
Hart, Charles
place made
United States: New York, Sherburne
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 33.5 cm x 16 cm; 13 3/16 in x 6 5/16 in
ID Number
1977.0803.77
accession number
1977.0803
catalog number
1977.0803.077
Credit Line
John Paul Remensnyder
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Industry & Manufacturing
Domestic Furnishings
New York Stoneware
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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