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Object Name: Jar
Date: 1799
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Medium: Salt-glazed stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions: Overall: 10 × 6 in. (25.4 × 15.2 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: 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.
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Object Number: 1925.99
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Marks: Incised: "E * C / 1799 / N.2"; opp. side incised: "PLUMBS"

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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.

Bibliography:

Denker, Ellen Paul. "Collector' legacies." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 176-180.