Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Overall: 10 x 8 1/2 in. ( 25.4 x 21.6 cm )
impressed: on front: "CLARK & FOX / ATHENS NY" "3056" and "17" in graphite on bottom
Salt-glazed stoneware two-handled pot with impressed maker's mark and dated "1837" in cobalt blue.
The interior of this crock is glazed with Albany slip, a naturally occurring clay found near Albany. The clay was mixed with water until liquid and then poured and swirled around the interior of the vessel. A coating of Albany slip prevented a reaction with highly acidic or alkaline foods stored in the vessels, gave a pleasing appearance, and provided a smooth finish that was easier to clean.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.