Salt-glazed stoneware; Albany slip-glazed interior
Overall: 13 x 9 1/2 in. (33 x 24.1 cm)
Ovoid jar with rolled "ear" handles, band of coggle decoration of diamonds and ovals below neck; stamped: "PAUL: CUSHMANs"
Gift of Dr. Paul Cushman
stamped "PAUL: CUSHMANs"
The enterprising potter Paul Cushman (1767-1833) was Albany's leading stoneware manufacturer during the early 19th century. Though his surviving pots are often minimally embellished and sometimes ungainly, he also left a body of creatively decorated and marked vessels. This jar is notable for its coggle decoration, a distinctive technique used by Cushman.
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