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circa 1900

William H. Crisco (American, 1857 - 1944)

At age thirteen, William Henry Crisco apprenticed with Jacob Dorris Craven, a fifth generation potter from the Craven family, one of the most notable North Carolina potting dynasties. Crisco eventually built his own pottery and continued to produce pots until he was in his eighties. In 1969, his log cabin pottery was dismantled and moved to the Smithsonian Institution.

Place object was created: Randolph County, NC

stoneware, salt glaze

Measurements:    height: 12.25 inches    width: 9.625 inches

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.78

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