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Four Gallon Syrup Jug

circa 1845

Chester Webster (American, 1799 - 1882)

The Webster family had its roots in New England. When Chester Webster moved to North Carolina in 1828, he probably first worked as a potter for his brother Edward in Fayetteville before moving to Randolph County. Webster’s pots are often distinguished by their precisely executed incised decoration, as manifested by the fish and other ornamentation on this jug.

Place object was created: Randolph County, NC

stoneware, salt glaze

Measurements:    height: 18 inches    diameter: 11 inches

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.34

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