Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Overall: 10 1/2 x 11 in. ( 26.7 x 27.9 cm )
impressed: beneath opening rim: "A. O. WHITTEMORE. / HAVANA. N.Y."
Salt-glazed stoneware two-handled crock with impressed maker's mark and cobalt blue painted house with water.
Albert Whittemore, an eccentric businessman from Queens, purchased a small pottery in Havana (now Montour Falls) in 1863 and developed a large enterprise known as the Schuyler Stoneware Works. Whittemore's prosperous business ventures enabled him to build a mock Italian villa overlooking the village of Havana.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
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