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Two-Gallon Jug

circa 1860

Enoch S. Craven (American, 1810 - 1893)

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. Enoch Spinks Craven was part of the fourth generation of Craven potters. He and at least four of his seven brothers threw pots, and they undoubtedly learned the craft from their father, the Reverend John Craven (circa 1770–1832). Enoch’s vessels are often decorated with one or more bands made from a coggle wheel, as illustrated on this two-gallon jug.

Place object was created: Randolph County, NC

stoneware, salt glaze

Measurements:    height: 11.5 inches    depth: 8 inches

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.76

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