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Jar

Maker:
Paul Cushman (1767–1833)
Date:
1805–33
Geography:
Made in Albany, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Stoneware
Dimensions:
14 1/8 x 11 1/4 in. (35.9 x 28.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Cushman Jr., 2002
Accession Number:
2002.475
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 704
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.
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