Water jug

Object Number: 
1947.142
Date: 
1829-1838
Medium: 
Stoneware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 10 1/2 in. ( 27.9 x 26.7 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on both sides of jug: "CLARK & FOX / ATHENS, NY"; "GEORGE EDWIN SEYMOUR / COMMANDER OF STEAM-BOATS / TELEGRAPH, CALEDONIA, QUEBEC, THISTLE, / COMMERCE, & SAFETY-BARGE LADY-CLINTON, & / STEAM-BOATS NEW-PHILADELPHIA, & DE-WITT CLINTON."
Description: 
Salt-glazed stoneware water jug with impressed commemorative inscription and maker's mark, and decorated with bands of stamped flowers and dots as well as an applied molded eagle and two shields. Handle missing.
Gallery Label: 
This jug was presented to George Edwin Seymour, a commander of steamboats on the Hudson River Day Line, perhaps to commemorate his retirement. The jug originally had a looped carrying handle over the top. This is extremely unusual in its form, inscription, and elaborate decor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group