Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Overall: 9 x 7 1/2 in. ( 22.9 x 19 cm )
impressed: on front: "R. CARSON & CO / 912 FULTON ST & 383 5TH AVE / BROOKLYN N.Y."
Salt-glazed stoneware jug with impressed and cobalt blue colored maker's mark.
Most utilitarian stoneware produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was finished with a salt glaze, creating by tossing common table salt into the kiln during firing. The volatized elements produced a clear, glasslike finish that enhanced both the appearance and durability of the vessels.
Gift of Mrs. Oscar T. Barck, Sr.
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