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Maker(s):Corliss, John (attributed to)
Date Made:ca. 1820
Type:Food Service
Materials:ceramic: lead-glazed red earthenware; manganese decoration
Place Made:United States; Maine; Woolwich
Measurements:Overall: 8 1/4 in x 7 3/8 in x 6 7/16 in; 21 cm x 18.7 cm x 16.4 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2014.4.12
Credit Line:William T. Brandon Memorial Collection of American Redware and Ceramics
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Thrown, red earthenware jug with straight neck or collar, incised line follows edge of the mouth of jug, small pouring lip, ovoid belly, and tapers to a slightly rounded foot, applied double rib strap handle, surface of jug is very brown to reddish brown with a few areas of manganese black decoration streaks, old paper label attached to handle of jug inscribed in ink: "Mr. Burton N. Gates/ 24 Charlotte St./ over (Table cover) [crossed out]/ Cat. #137. col. 1913, Bath, Me./ attributed to have/ been made in/ Revere, Mass."; painted with red number "137" on the bottom of the jug, pencil inscription reads: "Col. 1913/ Bath, Ma./ (Fitzgerald)/ Revere, Mass." Condition: Very severely damaged, severe glaze losses on side of pot from soluable salts, evidence of white salts on the surface, large chip out of rim and neck, interior of jug is in good condition. Originally part of the Burton N. Gates Collection. Gates' note card on the object reads: "Pitcher/ Raw clay Very smooth glaze/ in high color, somewhat metalic. 8 1/2 in high. slight incised/ rings./ Col. Bath, Me of Fitzgerald Bros. Mr. F. said bought from/ a woman who attributed the piece to a pottery in Revere Mass. this/ is Doubtful. Glaze would indicate Maine." New England redware expert Justin Thomas attributed this jug to the John Corliss Pottery because of its fish tale shaped handle.

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