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Shaving mug

1991.698 (RS35146)

Description

Low round shape and straight sides with plain rounded handle covered inside and out with olive green glaze and yellow spots. Attached inner cup by handle, incised line by base and rim.

Details

Label
In Cherished Possessions 2003-2005: The Littles amassed an important collection of American and New England-made redwares, much of it displayed in their dining room at Cogswell's Grant. Most redware is the product of anonymous potters, so collectors especially prize documented examples. The selection seen here, purchased between 1944 and 1967, includes a signed bowl and a related mug by Jesse Hazen, a potter working in Orange, New Hampshire.
Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1820
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
glazing (coating)
lead glaze
redware
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Toilet Article
Places
Possibly Maine (United States)
Probably New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
glazing (coating)
lead glaze
Lead Glazed
Mug, Shaving
Redware
redware
shaving mugs
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 6 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.698
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8483

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