Storage Jar

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1739

GUSN

GUSN-2394

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

Descriptive Terms

jars
incising
glazing (coating)
lead glaze
redware
throwing (pottery technique)
Redware
Thrown
Incised
Lead Glazed
Jar

Inscription

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.""

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Day, John (Maker)

Location of Origin

Pownal, ME, USA

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

10 x 7 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.417

Places

Maine (United States)