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2006.44.2865 (RS101196)

Description

Earthenware cylindrical crock. Cream colored base with black glaze writing.

Details

Maker
James Keiller & Son Ltd. (Retailer)
Inscriptions
"GRAND MEDAL OF MERIT VIENNA 1873 / JAMES KEILLER & SON'S / DUNDEE MARMALADE / ONLY PRIZE MEDAL FOR MARMALADE / LONDON, 1862 / CONTENTS, 1 lb. NET." (Black glaze, with a wreath)
"POT MADE / IN / ENGLAND" (Black glaze mark on underside, "England" is not clear)
"FMF" (Incised into underside, first "F" is reversed, verticle portions of "F"s share verticle portion of either end of the "M")
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
earthenware
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Places
Dundee (Dundee City, Scotland, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
cookware
Crock
crocks
earthenware
Dimensions
4 1/2 (H), 3 1/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.2865
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
181095

Comments

pot #

AvatarPosted by karla on January 18, 2015
How much is this pot worth?

Value of an object in the collection #

AvatarPosted by Nicole Chalfant - Collection Manager on January 20, 2015
Thank you for your comment, Karla.
As a collecting institution, Historic New England does not put a dollar value on our objects. The value of this object to us is its relation to the Phillips family, whose home we interpret in Salem, Massachusetts and as a document of domestic life in New England.
If you have a similar object that you are researching, I would recommend contacting an antiques dealer or auction house in your area. They would best be able to provide a market value for a historic object.
Thank you again, for your comment.
Sincerely,
Nicole Chalfant
Collection Manager