Jar

  • Category:

    Ceramics

  • Creator (Role):

    Clarkson Crolius I (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    New York, Manhattan, New York, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1800-1814

  • Materials:

    Stoneware (salt-glazed); Salt glaze

  • Techniques:

    Thrown, Pulled, Incised, Stamped (impressed), Painted

  • Museum Object Number:

    1962.0029


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1962.0029

Object Name

Jar

Category

Ceramics

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Clarkson Crolius I (Maker)
10/5/1773-10/3/1843
[Book] Ketchum, William C. 1987 Potters & Potteries of New York State, 1650-1900. sugests that Clarkson Crolius (1773-1843), the son of John? Crolius (also a potter) purchased four lots next to the family's factory in June 1800. The pottery moved to 67 Bayard St. in 1814 (perhaps due to increasing insurance premiums of having kiln in an urban area) and he retired in 1838. Ketchum illustrates a 1809 price list (possibly earliest in existence) - (49-50) and marks (1800-1814) of the maker which include variants of "C CROLIUS/MANUFACTURER/MANHATTAN WELLS, NY."(1814-1835) variants of "CROLIUS/67 BAYARD STREET/NEW YORK" or "C.CROLIUS/MANUFACTURER/NEW YORK" (482). Based on information from Ketchum's book, the inkwell (1959.1749) was made by Clarkson Crolius (1800-1814), not Clarkson Crolius Jr. (1835/8-1849). There is no reason for Clarkson Crolius Jr. to continue stamping his wares with "MANHATTAN-WELLS" if pottery had moved from there almost 20 years earlier. Four of Winterthur's Crolius pieces, in fact, are Clarkson Crolius (1800-1814) based on mark.

Place of Origin

New York, Manhattan, New York, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1800-1814

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Shoulder; Impressed "C. CROLIUS/MANUFACTURER/MANHATTAN-WELLS/NEW-YORK."

Materials

Stoneware (salt-glazed); Salt glaze

Techniques

Thrown, Pulled, Incised, Stamped (impressed), Painted

Dimensions (inches)

13.661 (H) , 11.476 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

34.7 (H) , 29.15 (Diam)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Webster, Donald Blake. 1971 Decorated Stoneware Pottery of North America.
Cast lead printing block for marking Crolius pots: p. 48, no. 27, "C. CROLIUS/MANUFACTURER/NEW-YORK" for Clarkson Crolius, Jr., c. 1838-50
[Article] Janowitz, Meta F. 2008 "New York City Stonewares from the African Burial Ground". Ceramics in America. 41-66.
Whole article: discussion of Crolius and Remmey family salt-glazed stoneware from burial ground.
[Book] Skerry, Janine E. & Hood, Suzanne Findlen. 2009 Salt-Glazed Stoneware in Early America.
Crolius inkwell with incised script "New York July 12th 1773/ William Crolius" mark: p. 196, fig. 14