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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: 7 1/2 × 7 7/8 in. (19 × 20.1 cm)
Diameter: 7 15/16 in. (20.1 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 lip that is tall and slighly tapered outwards. The neck is slightly narrowed towards the center. The body is whitish gray with areas of dark discoloration around the lip and near the base. The vessel is broken into several pieces and has been cross mended. The exterior body of the vessel is moderately decorated with dark, irregular circular marks of varying sizes. A few are outlined in white, textured paint. The bottom of the vessel has white paint marks and a piece of museum putty on the bottom. The lip has ten (10) small areas of loss and the body has four (4) areas of loss along the base. One large area has been replaced with dark painted plaster. On the bottom of the vessel is a green piece of museum putty matted with fibrous material.
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
Object number:
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
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture