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Three-Gallon Storage Jar


Chester Webster (American, 1799 - 1882)

The wares of Chester Webster represent the only extensive tradition of pictorial incising in southern pottery. While this method was practiced extensively in the north, with cobalt used as a highlight, southern potters, with the exception of Webster, seldom used it. The scallops around the numbers are typical of Webster's work and are also found around the handles on his jugs.

Place object was created: Randolph County, NC

stoneware, salt glaze

Measurements:    height: 10 inches    depth: 10 inches

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.3

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