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Double-handled jug

Object Number: 
1937.837
Date: 
ca. 1818
Medium: 
Stoneware, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 8 in. ( 31.8 x 20.3 cm )
Marks: 
incised: on front: "MOSES THOMPSON" painted: on front: "Columbia / Herkimer / Co. NY."; "1818"
Description: 
Salt-glazed double-handled jug with incised name "MOSES THOMPSON" and black post-firing painted location and date "Columbia / Herkimer / Co. NY."; "1818"
Gallery Label: 
Farmer Moses Thompson (1775-1841) lived in Herkimer County between 1810 and 1830. The double handles allowed two people to carry the jug, which would be extremely heavy when filled with liquid.
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