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Two-Gallon Butter Crock

circa 1847-1895

Jacob D. Craven (American, 1824 - 1895)

The Craven family is one of the most notable North Carolina potting dynasties, beginning with Peter Craven (circa 1712–1791), who moved to North Carolina around 1745. Fifth-generation Craven potter Jacob Dorris Craven was one of the most prolific potters in North Carolina, producing as much as 6,000 gallons of jugs, crocks, and pitchers a year.

Place object was created: Moore Co., NC

stoneware, salt glaze

Measurements:    height: 11.50 inches    width: 10.25 inches

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.111.1

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