Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Overall: 14 x 12 in. ( 35.6 x 30.5 cm )
Salt-glazed stoneware two-handled jar with elaborately hand-incised flowers on either side and decorated with cobalt blue.
Pots were often stacked in the kiln with one inverted on top of another. The unglazed portions of this jar's top rim demonstrate the placement of kiln props to keep the pot on top from adhering. Overfiring is evident in the sagging rim and the large bubbles in the clay. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a crock attributed to Clarkson Crolius, Sr. that has almost identical floral decoration.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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