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Pitcher

Artist/Maker:
Morgan, William H. __Attributed to
Place Made:
Baltimore Maryland United States of America
Date Made:
1818-1827
Medium:
salt glazed –stoneware
Dimensions:
HOA: 8 3/4″; WOA: 7 1/2″
Accession Number:
5813.37
Description:
This salt-glazed stoneware pitcher is attributed to William H. Morgan, who worked in Baltimore, Maryland, between 1818 and 1827. Incised swags and flowers filled in with cobalt blue slip decorate the shoulder and neck of the pitcher. The Morgan attribution is based on an almost identical pitcher in the Winterthur collection that is signed “Morgan Maker Pitt Street Balto 1823.”

MAKER: Between 1818 and 1823 William H. Morgan worked with his uncle, Thomas Amoss. After the dissolution of their partnership in 1823, Morgan made pottery between 1823-1827 at the site of his father Thomas Morgan’s shop at the corner of Pitt and Green Streets. The last year that Morgan was listed as a potter in the Baltimore Directory was 1827.

Kille, John E. “Distinguishing Marks and Flowering Designs: Baltimore’s Utilitarian Stoneware Industry.” CERAMICS IN AMERICA (2005) 93-132.

Credit Line:
The William C. and Susan S. Mariner Collection