Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Overall: 9 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. ( 23.5 x 17.1 cm )
impressed: beneath rim: "HOWE & CLARK / ATHENS"
Salt-glazed stoneware two-handled jar with impressed maker's mark surrounded by cobalt blue decorated garland.
This salt-glazed stoneware jar is decorated with hand applied cobalt, and is made at the Athens, New York pottery established in 1805 by Nathan Clark and his brother-in-law, Thomas Howe. Howe died in 1813 leaving Clark to run and expand the company. He established subsidiaries in Kingston, Lyons, Rochester and Mt. Morris, New York between 1813 and 1838. The firm prospered until the end of the 1800s. This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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