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Four-Handled Twelve-Gallon Jar

circa 1840

Daniel Seagle (American, 1805 - 1867)

Daniel Seagle was one of the earliest potters in the Catawba Valley. Seagle excelled at throwing thin-walled, stoneware pots. He coated his vessels with an ash glaze comprised of water, clay, and wood ashes. When fired, it created a smooth, glassy surface on the finished works. The ash glaze tradition is particularly associated with Catawba Valley potters.

Place object was created: Vale, NC

stoneware, alkaline glaze

Measurements:    height: 18.5 inches    diameter: 18 inches

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.2

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