Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
11 1/8 x 8 5/8 x 8 3/4 in. (28.3 x 21.9 x 22.2 cm)
Diameter of base: 5 in. (12.7 cm) (show scale)
Below handle, incised: "Made by Henry Stockwell"
Above bird decoration, incised in script: "S. Stiles." (name of man jug was made for)
Below bird decoration, incised in script: "This is the first jug made in / the Columbian Factory / Perth Amboy Sept. 1st / 1831 / William E. Warner / Manufacturer"
Purchased with funds given by Christine V. Ness, H. Randolph Lever Fund, Alfred T. and Caroline S. Zoebisch Fund, and other funds
Jug, ovoid, light brown glazed stoneware jug with single applied handle. Narrow mouth with lip; neck slopes to bulging shoulder then tapers to base. On front of body opposite handle, incised decoration of bird perching on a branch with four leaves stained blue. Inscriptions above and below bird decoration and below handle.
CONDITION: Chipped on lip, chips on side near base
Henry Stockwell for William E. Warner at the Columbia Pottery. Jug, ca. 1831. Stoneware, 11 1/8 x 8 5/8 x 8 3/4 in. (28.3 x 21.9 x 22.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Christine V. Ness, H. Randolph Lever Fund, Alfred T. and Caroline S. Zoebisch Fund, and other funds, 77.191.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 77.191.9_view1_PS2.jpg)
overall, 77.191.9_view1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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