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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Acacia Historical Arts International, Inc., American, founded 1989  Search this
clay , glue , plaster of Paris and paint
H x W: 9 1/16 × 10 1/2 in. (23 × 26.7 cm)
Diameter: 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Place made:
Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
18th century
A Colonoware ceramic pot from Cooper River, Charleston County, SC (c. 1700-1800). The unglazed vessel has a rounded body with a rounded base. The vessel has a slightly flared lip and a narrowed neck. The top half of the vessel is discolored with dark stains and the bottom is sandy brown. There are orange brown discolorations also along the bottom. Two (2) sides of the vessel are discolored with dark gray to black stains. The vessel is broken into several large pieces and has been cross mended. The base has been repaired with dark painted plaster. The exterior body of the vessel is decorated with a single band of stippling around the neck and a repeating pattern of two (2) or three (3) irregular, vertical stippled lines running down the body. There are also three (3) geometric shapes outlined in stippling. The body is also decorated with circular marks of varying sizes. The interior lip of the vessel is decorated with a band of stippling and a pattern of two (2) and three (3) vertical stippled lines running from the top of the interior lip down to the neck as well as dark, irregular circular marks. The bottom of the vessel has white paint marks. The lip has several cracks and four (4) small and one (1) medium areas of loss.
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Folklife  Search this
Foodways  Search this
Skilled labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture