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circa 1880

William H. Crisco (American, 1857 - 1944)

William Henry Chrisco learned to throw pots from Dorris Craven when he was thirteen or fourteen years old. He later opened his own pottery, where he continued to work until he was nearly eighty years old. The cobalt decoration on this pitcher is unusual, for cobalt was expensive and scarce in North Carolina and seldom used by potters.

Place object was created: Randolph County, NC

stoneware, salt glaze

Measurements:    height: 8.5 inches    depth: 6 inches

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.161

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