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Jar

Place Made:
England
Date Made:
1730-1760
Medium:
stoneware
Dimensions:
HOA: 9 7/8
Accession Number:
2647.1
Description:
Salt-glazed open-mouth stoneware jar, the rim shaped to receive a top (missing), of balustrade shape, larger at the top and decorated with a brown slip in which the jar was dipped half-way from top to midsection, the whole with a mottled salt-glazed surface.

A typical utilitarian stoneware form, its brown slip decoration inspired some of the earliest stoneware potters working in the South, including William Rogers of Yorktown and John Swann of Alexandria, Virginia.

History:
This piece was acquired from a dealer in Colonial Heights, Virginia.
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank L. Horton