Stone

  • Category:

    Architectural Elements

  • Creator (Role):

    Peter Derr (Possible maker or owner)

  • Place of Origin:

    Tulpehocken, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1840

  • Materials:

    Stone

  • Museum Object Number:

    2011.0033


  • Complete Details



Object Number

2011.0033

Object Name

Stone

Category

Architectural Elements

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Donald L. Fennimore

Creator (Role)

Peter Derr (Possible maker or owner)
06/21/1793-01/31/1868
Married Elizabeth (b. July 9, 1793 - d. Nov. 21, 1861). Both are buried at Host Church, Berks County, Pennsylvania. His father Johannes Derr (d. 1831) was a pewterer. Some family history is noted in James F. Spears, A Picture Story of the House of Derr: Pennsylvania's Contribution to a World of Primitive Art, Myerstown, PA: The Church Center Press, 1949. A blanket or dower chest with ownership attributed to Johannes Derr and Peter Derr sold at Neal Auction Company, New Orleans, LA on December 2-3, 2006, lot 445, p. 113. Variations on his life dates (06/21/1793-01/03/1868) can be found in Jeannette Lasansky's To Draw, Upset, & Weld: The Work of the Pennsylvania Rural Blacksmith 1742-1935, pp. 46-47. For more on Peter Derr's mark, see Montgomery, History of American Pewter (1973), p.221.

Place of Origin

Tulpehocken, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1840

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Surface (exterior side); "PETER / DERR / 1840" chiseled in Roman capitals

Materials

Stone

Dimensions (inches)

16 (H) , 20 (W) , 2.75 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

40.64 (H) , 50.8 (W) , 6.985 (D)

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Spears, James F. 1949 A Picture Story of the House of Derr: Pennsylvania's Contribution To a World of Primitive Art. 188.
Published: Plate 52, p. 115.