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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.
throwing (pottery technique)
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.""
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Day, John (Maker)
Pownal, ME, USA
10 x 7 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Maine (United States)