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Stamp

Object Number: 
1925.66
Date: 
1800-1838
Medium: 
Wood, lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 3 x 4 in. ( 5.1 x 7.6 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
molded: on lead plate, in reverse: "C. CROLIUS,/MANUFACTURER,/NEW-YORK."
Description: 
Stamp for marking pottery; bulbous wooden handle fitted into rectangular head with lead plate with raised lettering; stamp reads "C. CROLIUS,/MANUFACTURER,/NEW-YORK."
Gallery Label: 
Sometimes a maker's mark is the only decoration on utilitarian stoneware. Clarkson Crolius, Jr. impressed his name with this stamp on thousands of vessels made in his pottery. A Crolius bottle in the collections (1937.805) has the same mark as the lettering on this stamp.
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