Shaving mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1790-1820

GUSN

GUSN-8483

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

Descriptive Terms

shaving mugs
glazing (coating)
redware
turning (shaping process)
lead glaze
shaving mugs
Redware
Turned
Lead Glazed
Mug, Shaving

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.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3 1/2 x 6 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.698

Places

Probably New Hampshire (United States)
Possibly Maine (United States)
Possibly Maine (United States)
Possibly