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Churn

Object Number: 
1942.585
Date: 
1873-1902
Medium: 
Stoneware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 x 11 in. ( 66 x 27.9 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on front: "J. FISHER / LYONS, N.Y."; "4"
Description: 
Salt-glazed stoneware two-handled churn with wooden dasher and lid and impressed maker's mark.
Gallery Label: 
In the 1890s, the pottery of German immigrant Jacob Fisher was the largest stoneware business in the state. Fisher took advantage of his location on the canal by loading stoneware onto his two canal boats and transporting it throughout the state's interior. Butter churns came with a wooden dasher that fit through a hole in the churn's lid.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from John M. Connor
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group