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Object Name Pan, Pie
Date 1830-1850
Description Red earthenware pie plate with lead glaze. Drape molded. Round with low curved sides and coggled rim. Inscribed in yellow slip with name: "Lucy". Probably made by George Wolfkiel (active ca. 1830-1867), New Barbadoes Township (now River Edge), Bergen County, New Jersey. Diameter is 10.250 inches.
(Keyword: Redware)
Acquisition Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Leonard in memory of Mrs. Cornelius Leonard
Ownership and History George Wolfkiel (1805-1867) was active in Bergen County, New Jersey, from approximately 1830 until his death in 1867. He manufactured earthenware and stoneware items, and is noted today for his slip decorated plates, some of which contain the distinctive "y" seen in this plate.

This plate descended in the Wood family of Travis, Staten Island. It came to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1948 from the estate of Mary (Wood) Leonard.
Earliest Date 1830
Latest Date 1850
Maker Wolfkiel, George (attributed)
Material Ceramic
Subjects Food
Names
Pottery
Food preparation
Lexicon Sub-category Food Processing T&E
Associated People Leonard, Mary (Wood)
Catalog Number F07.0686
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, May 2014.
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