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Water jug

Water jug
Title
Water jug
Date 
1829-1838
Medium 
Stoneware
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 x 10 1/2 in. ( 27.9 x 26.7 cm )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Object Number 
1947.142
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."
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group