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1991.417 (RS35153)

Description

Large red earthenware jar, unglazed outside, brown glazed inside and rim; incised inscription around outside (large, somewhat crude penmanship); bulbous ovoid body; uncovered; very heavy.

Details

Maker
Day, John (Maker)
Date
1739
Inscriptions
1) Paper labels on bottom underside: a. typed deciphered version of inscription on jar; b. ""Loaned by/Mrs. B.K. Little/Brookline/ Mass."" 2) Incised around sides of jar: ""May ye 8 JD hur jug -1739/price 2s 6d [letters slightly above the numbers] give me to make/with your hand and I will/fill it if I can/Made by John Day, Pownal, Me.""
Location of origin
Pownal, ME, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
glazing (coating)
incising
lead glaze
redware
throwing (pottery technique)
Object type
Container
Places
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
glazing (coating)
Incised
incising
Jar
jars
lead glaze
Lead Glazed
Redware
redware
throwing (pottery technique)
Thrown
Dimensions
10 x 7 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.417
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2394

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