Herb Pot with Cover

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1840-1890

GUSN

GUSN-8488

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

Descriptive Terms

jars
covers (closures)
cookware
glazing (coating)
incising
redware
throwing (pottery technique)
lead glaze
Jar, Food-storage

Inscription

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

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.703A,B

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

New England

Object Type

Food Processing T&E

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 4 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.703AB

Reference Notes

image of dresser; object first shelf third from right

Places

Possibly New Hampshire (United States)
Probably