Stoneware jug

Stoneware jug

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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.
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Object Name
date made
Hart, Nahum
Hart, Charles
place made
United States: New York, Sherburne
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
overall: 33.5 cm x 16 cm; 13 3/16 in x 6 5/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
John Paul Remensnyder
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Industry & Manufacturing
Domestic Furnishings
New York Stoneware
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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