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Herb Pot with Cover

1991.703AB (RS21469)

Description

Small, barrel-shaped with outflared collar and fitted lid with large knop. Shoulder-to-body handle and two incised bands near top. Covered with mottled green, yellow and orange/brown glaze. Lid more brown.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1890
Inscriptions
Handwritten paper label on bottom underside: My/Grandmother/Libby Kept Cloves/in this Antique Jug/for over 50 years/It is very old Incised in clay at underside of lid: 23
Location of origin
New England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
glazing (coating)
incising
lead glaze
redware
throwing (pottery technique)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Places
Possibly New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
cookware
covers (closures)
glazing (coating)
incising
Jar, Food-storage
jars
lead glaze
redware
throwing (pottery technique)
Dimensions
4 1/2 x 4 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.703AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8488
Reference Notes
image of dresser; object first shelf third from right

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