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Jug

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MAKER Edward Hall
MANUFACTURER W. P. Harris Pottery
MEDIUM Stoneware
  • Place Made: Ohio, United States
  • DATES ca. 1828-1856
    DIMENSIONS 11 1/8 x 9 3/8 x 8 3/4 in. (28.3 x 23.8 x 22.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS In ring around shoulder, impressed letters filled in with blue glaze: "MADE. BY. E. HALL. OHIO. TO. JOHN. DOLL / .INGS"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 50.160
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION American. Jug, ca. 1828-1856. Stoneware, 11 1/8 x 9 3/8 x 8 3/4 in. (28.3 x 23.8 x 22.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 50.160. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.160_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 50.160_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Salt-glazed stoneware jug, gray ground. Ringed spherical body rises to elongated, cylindrical neck with narrow, lipped mouth. Looped handle attached to collar. Center of body opposite handle decorated with molded forms of two hands shaking (cut off above wrist) above branches with leaves and flowers (tulip?), accented in blue glaze. Small round blue-glazed disks applied in bands around base, around collar, and down handle. In ring around shoulder, impressed and painted in blue: "MADE. BY. E. HALL. OHIO. TO. JOHN. DOLL / .INGS". Flat, coiled form with blue-glazed disk in center applied to body at sides of central hands motif and around lower part of handle. Cylindrical stopper fits into mouth; finial broken off / lost. CONDITION: Good; broken finial; hairline crack (firing imperfection?) along top edge of hands.
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