Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Overall: 10 x 6 in. ( 25.4 x 15.2 cm )
Salt-glazed stoneware jar with cobalt blue painted ribbon motif under the incised and painted word "PLUMBS" and marked with incised and painted initials and date on the back.
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
inscriptions: Inscription: incised "E * C/1799/N.2," opp. side incised "PLUMBS"
The initials "E C" inscribed on this elaborate plum jar suggest that Crolius may have made it for his wife, Elizabeth (Meyer) Crolius, whom he married in 1793.
Denker, Ellen Paul. "Collector' legacies." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 176-180.
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