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Rib for shaping vessel

Object Number: 
1925.72
Date: 
1800-1838
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 5 1/8 x 1/8 in. ( 8.3 x 13 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular wooden rib with central finger hole.
Gallery Label: 
Potters used ribs to smooth the outside surface of lines created by throwing. This rib was made from the wood of a cigar box.
Bibliography: 
Denker, Ellen Paul. "Collector' legacies." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 176-180.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group