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Jar

Object Number: 
1937.818
Date: 
1863-1879
Medium: 
Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. ( 26 x 19.7 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: beneath rim on front and reverse: "1 1/2 / POTTERY WORKS / * * * / LITT [LE WST 12TH ST] N. Y."
Description: 
Salt-glazed stoneware two-handled jar with impressed maker's mark and decorated with a cobalt blue angel.
Gallery Label: 
In order to succeed in the stoneware business, Manhattan potters William MacQuoid and Louis Lehman adopted niche manufacturing. The bulk of their production consisted of jars such as this, which served the merchant trade rather than home consumers.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group