Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Overall: 12 x 12 1/2 in. ( 30.5 x 31.8 cm )
Salt-glazed stoneware two-handled pot decorated with an image of a cobalt blue chicken feeding on front, with impressed maker's mark beneath front rim.
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
impressed: beneath rim: "ADAM CAIRE/POKEEPSIE, N. Y."
Potter Adam Caire served a six-year apprenticeship before entering the business. After a twenty-year partnership with Philip Riedinger, Adam Caire ran his own substantial manufactory for nearly twenty years.
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