This jar is one of the finest examples of the work of Paul Cushman, one of Albany's earliest potters. Typically, such utilitarian storage vessels were completely unadorned. This example, however, features exuberant incised decoration, a bird and a fish, each highlighted with cobalt blue.
Signature: Marked (stamped on one side): PAUL : CUSHMAN'S / STONE [Pellet] WARE [Pellet] FACTORY
Purhased by current owner (great grandson of the stoneware potter) in Albany?, New York.