Jug (Pitcher)

  • Category:

    Ceramics

  • Creator (Role):

    Thomas H Commereau (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

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

  • Date:

    1797-1798

  • Materials:

    Stoneware (salt-glazed); Salt glaze

  • Techniques:

    Thrown, Incised, Stamped

  • Museum Object Number:

    1963.0008


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1963.0008

Object Name

Jug (Pitcher)

Category

Ceramics

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Thomas H Commereau (Maker)

Place of Origin

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

Date

1797-1798

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Upper body; Stamped (impressed) "COMMERAW.2 / STONEWARE"

Subjects

African American maker

Materials

Stoneware (salt-glazed); Salt glaze

Techniques

Thrown, Incised, Stamped

Dimensions (inches)

11.693 (H) , 9.213 (L) , 8.465 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

29.7 (H) , 23.4 (L) , 21.5 (Diam)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Ketchum, William C. 1987 Potters & Potteries of New York State, 1650-1900.
Mark identified as that used 1802-1819: p.483
[Book] Webster, Donald Blake. 1971 Decorated Stoneware Pottery of North America.
Other Commeraw jars: p. 63, no. 39, stamped "COERLEARS HOOK"; no. 40, stamped N. YORK"; p. 64, no. 41, unmarked.
[Book] Skerry, Janine E. & Hood, Suzanne Findlen. 2009 Salt-Glazed Stoneware in Early America.
Storage jar with swags marked "COMMERAW[S]/ STONEWARE": pp. 194-5, fig. 11 and detail, Thomas Commeraw, Manhattan, NY, 1797-98
[Article] Kahn, Eve M. 08/13/2011 From Manhattan to Sierra Leone. New York Times.
Announcement of Zipp's work on Commeraw as an African-american potter.
[Web Site] The Thomas Commeraw Project. 2014 www.commeraw.com
Brandt Zipp's website for his research and book on Commeraw