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One-Gallon Jug

circa 1825

Edward Webster (American, 1801 - circa 1883)

The family dynasties of North Carolina potters not only helped to keep the craft alive, but to ensure continuity in techniques and craftsmanship as well as introduce artistic innovations in succeeding generations. This jug manifests the New England roots of the Webster family. Its high shoulder, high belly, and narrow base are typical of eighteenth-century Connecticut jugs. Edward moved to North Carolina in 1819, and his brother Chester followed nine years later.

Place object was created: Fayetteville, NC

stoneware, salt glaze

Measurements:    height: 12.5 inches

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.17

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