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Wine keg

Object Number: 
1937.910
Date: 
1821
Medium: 
Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 11 1/2 in. ( 45.7 x 29.2 cm )
Marks: 
incised: by hand on keg top: "Oliver Dubois / Zanesville Ohio / Sept. 11 1821 / Price $200"
Description: 
Salt-glazed stoneware keg or cooler (for water or liquor) with incised mark on top; elaborately decorated with incised and cobalt blue painted fish, bird, and leaves.
Gallery Label: 
Potter Oliver Dubois was born in New York and likely trained there before moving west to Ohio. By 1819, he was in partnership with George Kinsey in Zanesville, manufacturing "Stone & Queens-Ware." Dubois did not remain long in Zanesville and was living in New Orleans by 1850.
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