John M. Safford American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 704

Trained as a potter in Exeter, New Hampshire, Safford came to Monmouth in 1830. This is one of the more highly decorated known examples of Maine redware. The rather unusual form may indicate that it was a stew pot, possibly intended to be set into the hole of an iron stove.

Jar, John M. Safford (1811–1880), Earthenware; Redware with stamped decoration, American

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