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circa 1932

Samuel A. Propst (American, 1882 - 1935)

Samuel Propst trained in the pottery shop of his father, Jacob, and then partnered with his brother-in-law, Jim Lynn. Samuel originated the swirlware technique, in which light and dark clays were turned together on the wheel, creating a swirled effect. The Reinhardts, Hiltons, and other Catawba potters produced swirlware as well.

Place object was created: Lincoln Co., NC

stoneware, swirlware

Measurements:    height: 4.75 inches    width: 7.875 inches

Daisy Wade Bridges Collection H1978.210.5A-B

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