Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Overall: 12 x 9 in. ( 30.5 x 22.9 cm )
Salt-glazed stoneware jug with impressed maker's mark and decorated with a cobalt-blue flower.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
inscriptions: Stamped "N. CLARK 'JR ATHENS, N.Y."
The Hudson River town of Athens exerted tremendous influence over stoneware production in New York. Nathan Clark and his family, in business for nearly a century, trained numerous apprentices, who subsequently opened new potteries throughout the state.
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