Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Overall: 13 x 8 1/4 in. ( 33 x 21 cm )
impressed: on front: "LYONS"
Salt-glazed stoneware jug with impressed maker's mark and decorated with cobalt blue.
Accession records attribute this jug to Nathan Clark & Co. because of the Lyons mark. It should be noted that there were several stoneware potters working in Lyons who may have produced this piece. Nathan Clark established a Lyons, New York pottery in 1822. The local manager at the Lyons site was George Williams, who had been trained at Clark's Athens pottery. Williams continued until 1835, when he was assigned to open the Mount Morris site, and his replacement was Thompson Harrington, who ultimately purchased the Lyons site from the Clark family in 1852.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.