Salt-glazed stoneware; Albany slip-glazed interior
Overall: 14 x 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (35.6 x 24.1 x 16.5 cm)
Ovoid jar with rolled "ear" handles, undecorated body; maker's mark "CUSHMANs" stamped across the front.
The enterprising potter Paul Cushman (1767-1833) was Albany's leading stoneware manufacturer during the early nineteenth century. Though his surviving pots are often minimally embellished and sometimes ungainly, he also left a body of creatively decorated and marked vessels.
Gift of Paul Cushman
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