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Inkwell

Object Number: 
1937.719
Date: 
ca. 1800-1814
Medium: 
Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 5.1 x 9.5 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on front of inkwell: "C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK"
Description: 
Cylindrical salt-glazed stoneware inkwell with pattern of holes, slash decoration in cobalt around top, and maker's mark stamped on front.
Gallery Label: 
Clarkson Crolius sold his stoneware locally but also shipped wares on boats to southern ports such as Charleston and Savannah. A Crolius inkwell like this one was recently excavated in New Orleans.
Bibliography: 
Denker, Ellen Paul. "Collector' legacies." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 176-180.
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