Stoneware Jug

Calvin Boynton, Troy, NY Maker
1825-1837 Date:
Salt-glazed stoneware with incised and cobalt-glazed decorations Materials
11 3/8 H x 8 Dia. (at waist) Dimensions
Impressed: C. BOYNTON & CO. / TROY Marks
Purchased from Warren F. Hartmann Provenance
Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase, Rockwell Fund Credit
2006.37 Accession number
Calvin Boynton's pottery establishment was located directly opposite Paul Cushman's pottery for several years, although he later relocated to Troy, NY. The superb craftsmanship of this jug, its detailed, incised, and cobalt-glazed fish, and the fine gray clay characterize stoneware from his later years of production. By the late 1820s and 1830s, the growing number of potters in Albany and Troy probably encouraged Boynton to make high-quality products to remain competitive. Additional comments

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