Overall: 12 1/2 x 8 in. ( 31.8 x 20.3 cm )
Salt-glazed double-handled jug with incised name "MOSES THOMPSON" and black post-firing painted location and date "Columbia/Herkimer/Co. NY."; "1818"
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
incised: on front: "MOSES THOMPSON" painted: on front: "Columbia/Herkimer/Co. NY."; "1818"
Farmer Moses Thompson (1775-1841) lived in Herkimer County between 1810 and 1830. The double handles allowed two people to carry the jug, which would be extremely heavy when filled with liquid.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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