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Storage jar

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Large bulbous food storage jar with open neck, handles on each side, brown alkaline glaze with irregular greenish streaks.

Signed

Signed "Lm Aug. 22, 1857 / Dave"; on other side: "I made this Jar for Cash- / though its called lucre trash / Dave" along with other identifying marks.

Provenance

Acquired by the collector Tony L. Shank, Marion, South Carolina, in 1991; purchased by MFA, 1997, from Tony L. Shank.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund and Otis Norcross Fund

1857

Object Place

Edgefield County, South Carolina, United States

Dimensions

Height: 48.3 cm (19 in.) Diam.: 45.1 cm (17 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1997.10

Medium or Technique

Stoneware with alkaline glaze

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Stoneware