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Object Name: Jar
Date: 1800-1838
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Medium: Salt-glazed stoneware, cobalt and manganese oxides
Dimensions: Overall: 15 x 11 1/2 in. ( 38.1 x 29.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Salt-glazed stoneware two-handled jar decorated with incised and cobalt blue painted bird and flower, a stamped flower with seventeen petals beneath each handle and manganese rings at each handle juncture.
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 1927.54
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This jar incorporates a variety of decorating techniques used by early stoneware potters: incising images into the clay, stamping designs with a pre-cut stamp, and painting free-hand or filling in designs with cobalt (blue) and manganese (brown) oxides.