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Title:harvest jug
Date Made:ca. 1870
Type:Food Service
Materials:ceramic: lead-glazed earthenware (redware)
Place Made:United States; probably Maryland
Measurements:Overall: 9 in x 6 1/4 in; 22.9 cm x 15.9 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2013.7.13
Credit Line:William T. Brandon Memorial Collection of American Redware and Ceramics
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

This form, with double spouts, is generally called a harvest jug. The extra spout allowed liquids to be poured out with greater ease than a single sout. The form is unusual for earthenware. Unusual thrown redware harvest jug, the form has a strap handle over top surface, a circular pouring spout and air hole, the body of the pot is dome-formed, ovoid in shape, with a flat base, the surface is covered in a dark brown speckled glaze, Condition: single chip to the base, small glaze loss to the handle, Origin: probably Maryland, c. 1870. A similar but not identical example made by the potter Anthony W. Bacher of Mechanicsville (now Thurmont), Maryland, and dated 1872 sold at Crocker Farm Auction House, Sparks, Maryland on July 20, 2013, lot 224. Another black-glazed harvest jug is also in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1954-62-64, and is attributed to Pennsylvania, c. 1800-1840.

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