Henry Stockwellca. 1831

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Ovoid, light brown glazed stoneware jug with single applied handle. Narrow mouth with lip; neck slopes to bulging shoulder then tapers to base. On front of body opposite handle, incised decoration of bird perching on a branch with four leaves stained blue. Inscriptions above and below bird decoration and below handle.CONDITION: Chipped on lip, chips on side near base

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  • Title: Jug
  • Date Created: ca. 1831
  • Location Created: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA
  • Type: Ceramic
  • Rights: Purchased with funds given by Christine V. Ness, H. Randolph Lever Fund, Alfred T. and Caroline S. Zoebisch Fund, and other funds
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/1581/Jug
  • Medium: Stoneware
  • Signed: no signature
  • Markings: Below handle, incised: "Made by Henry Stockwell"Above bird decoration, incised in script: "S. Stiles." (name of man jug was made for)Below bird decoration, incised in script: "This is the first jug made in /the Columbian Factory /Perth Amboy Sept. 1st /1831 /William E. Warner /Manufacturer"
  • Inscribed: no inscriptions
  • Dimensions: 11 1/8 x 8 5/8 x 8 3/4 in. (28.3 x 21.9 x 22.2 cm)Diameter of base: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
  • Designer and maker: Henry Stockwell for William E. Warner at the Columbia Pottery
  • Collection: Decorative Arts
  • Accession number: 77.191.9


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