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Object Name Jug
Date 1800-1815
Description Salt-glazed stoneware jug, wheel thrown. Ovoid shape with sloping shoulders and strap handle. Multiple incised lines at neck (horizontal reeding); decorated with a flower that is incised and filled with blue color. There is also blue color at the handle terminals. Height 14.5 inches; diameter is 5.375 inches. Possibly made in New York City.
Acquisition Gift of Frederick and Mary Decker
Ownership and History This jug descended in the Corson, Jones, Hillyer and Prall families of New Springville, Staten Island. It was donated to the Staten Island Historical Society by Frederick C. and Mary (Prall) Decker in 1967.

Stoneware ceramics have a vitrified (glasslike) body that is non-porous and non-absorbent, making it very suitable for storage of food and drink. To give the ceramic body a finished appearance, salt was thrown into the kiln during the firing process; the salt would vaporize and combine with compounds in the clay to impart a shiny surface with a pebbled texture.
Earliest Date 1800
Latest Date 1815
Maker Crolius Pottery (possibly)
Material Ceramic
Subjects Food
Lexicon Sub-category Food Processing T&E
Associated People Decker, Mary Frances (Prall)
Catalog Number DF07.0003
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, May 2014.
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