The Craven family is one of the most notable North Carolina potting dynasties, beginning with Peter Craven (circa 1712–1791), who moved to North Carolina around 1745. Fifth-generation Craven potter Jacob Dorris Craven was one of the most prolific potters in North Carolina, producing as much as 6,000 gallons of jugs, crocks, and pitchers a year.
Jacob Dorris and his brothers often decorated their wares with cobalt blue in order to compete with similarly decorated wares that were being imported into North Carolina from the north in the mid-1800s.
Place object was created: Randolph County, NC
stoneware, salt glaze
Measurements: height: 4 inches width: 5.25 inchesGift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.445
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