Overall: 11 x 8 x 6 in. ( 27.9 x 20.3 x 15.2 cm )
Red earthenware covered pitcher with inscribed maker's mark; decorated with sprigged flowers, leaves, acorns; domed lid has finial in the form of a squirrel eating an acorn.
Gift of John E. Stillwell
incised: on side: "Crolius/67 Bayard/New York"
Unlike any known pottery from the Crolius family, this pitcher stands apart in its form and decoration. There are several possible explanations: Crolius may have been imitating the folk pottery produced near the home of his ancestors in northern Germany; a potter newly arrived from Germany may have produced it in the Crolius pottery; or a customer may have ordered a piece with these specifications.
Denker, Ellen Paul. "Collector' legacies." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 176-180.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.