Stoneware Brandy Keg

Moses Tyler (1794-1846) and Charles Dillon, Albany, NY
Date: 1826-1834
Maker: Moses Tyler (1794-1846) and Charles Dillon, Albany, NY
Dimensions: 13 H x 10 7/8 Dia. (at waist)
Materials: Salt-glazed stoneware with incised and cobalt-glazed decorations
Marks: Impressed at waist: TYLER & DILLON / ALBANY
Provenance: Purchased from Elliott and Grace Snyder Antiques, Egremont, MA
Credit: Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase, Rockwell Fund
Accession Number: 1996.5
Comments: Moses Tyler and Charles Dillon made carefully crafted products of very high quality. Even the incised and cobalt-glazed decorations demonstrate meticulous detail work and careful application of cobalt glaze. A wooden spigot was inserted into the hole near the base; that controlled the flow of liquid into a waiting glass.