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Created by:
Thomas Commeraw, American, active 1797-1819  Search this
Medium:
ceramic and glaze
Dimensions:
15 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 31 5/8 in. (38.7 x 24.8 x 24.8 x 80.3 cm)
Diameter (Base): 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Type:
jugs
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1797 - 1819
Description:
An ovoid saltglaze stoneware jug with incised blue clamshell and bell flower decoration around the front shoulder over inscription. A loop handle extends from neck and is attached on side opposite from inscription, with blue glaze surrounding the attachment location. The jug is marked on side with maker’s name and location: COMMERAW.S / STONEWARE / N.YORK.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Labor  Search this
Ornamentation  Search this
U.S. History, 1783-1815  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.61
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53a08830f-aa72-4c7d-9ddf-4effa4808f73
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.61