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Marked "T. Crafts and Co. Whately 3," this large storage vessel with cover was made of clay brought to Massachusetts by boat from New Jersey. Earthenware objects could be made from local clay and glazed with lead, but for stoneware, which was fired at a higher temperature and glazed with salt, the clay had to come from New York or New Jersey. The stonewares were non-porous and durable, and the salt glaze was more suitable for foodstuffs, especially acid foods, than the lead-glazed earthenware.


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Stoneware Storage Jug with lid

creator   Thomas Crafts and Company
date   1822-1830
location   Whately, Massachusetts
height   14.25"
process/materials   stoneware
item type   Art/Decorative Arts - Pottery
accession #   #2000.20.510

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