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Jug

Maker:
John Crolius (1733–1812)
Date:
1775
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Stoneware
Dimensions:
H. 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1934
Accession Number:
34.149
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 704
This jug was probably made by John Crolius, whose family worked in New York City in an area known as Pot Baker’s Hill, just north of what is now City Hall Park. He and his brother, William, were among the area’s first potters. Their father had emigrated from Germany and founded a pottery, which the family ran until the mid-nineteenth century. The jug is signed and dated, which is rare in eighteenth-century American stoneware.
Inscription: incised around body: JOHN HAVINS.1775, July 18, N.YORK; I..C
Arthur J. Sussel Antiques, Philadelphia, until 1934
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