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Five-Gallon Jug

circa 1875

James F. Seagle (American, 1829 - 1892)

James Franklin Seagle learned to throw pots from his father, Daniel Seagle, who was one of the earliest potters in the Catawba Valley. When his father died, James Franklin took over the family pottery, eventually expanding it into a thriving business that at times employed as many as ten people.

Place object was created: Vale, NC

stoneware, alkaline glaze

Measurements:    height: 18.5 inches

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.12

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