Stoneware Pot

Paul Cushman (1767-1833), Albany, NY
Date: 1805-1833
Maker: Paul Cushman (1767-1833), Albany, NY
Dimensions: 8 3/4 H x 8 1/8 Dia. (at waist)
Materials: Salt-glazed stoneware with cobalt glaze
Marks: Impressed: P. CUSHMAN
Provenance: Purchased from Warren F. Hartmann
Credit: Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase, Rockwell Fund
Accession Number: 1998.55.3
Comments: Paul Cushman was one of the founders of a regional stoneware industry that spanned the Upper Hudson Valley. When he moved to Albany around 1800, there were few local potters, but his pottery works became a long-lived and successful business that also initiated a century of tremendous growth and expansion in regional stoneware manufacturing.