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Arthur R. Cole (American, 1892 - 1974)

Arthur Ray Cole had a great enthusiasm for form and color, and his kiln openings were famous for selling out quickly. His brother was Charles C. Cole, a potter who also ran the C.C. Cole Pottery in Moore County. As the need for utilitarian vessels such as milk crocks, churns, and jugs waned, North Carolina potters adapted these forms for new uses and a new aesthetic. Brightly colored decorative wares were made that appealed to a more affluent public.

Place object was created: Sanford, NC


Measurements:    height: 6 inches    width: 3.75 inches

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.1727

Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH