Six-Gallon Crock

Type: Food storage
Manufacturer
New York Stoneware Co.
Material
stoneware
Dimensions
13" x 13 5/8" (33.0 cm. x 34.6 cm.)
Creation Date
1861 – 1891
Description
Large crock with molded handles on each side. Blue underglaze decoration of eagle with banner. Stamped above eagle with maker's name and symbol. Stoneware, salt-glazed, gray with blue and Albany slip interior. Moralizing stoneware decorators often combined a sort of "kitchen philosophy" with a record of current affairs. The American eagle and pendant banner continued to be popular throughout the nineteenth century. A more common eagle and banner inscription used by the New York Stoneware Company was "Union Forever."
Marks/Inscription
Impressed "NEW YORK/STONEWARE CO./FORT EDWARD, N.Y./6". Inscription in banner: "Today / We Live / Tomorrow / We May / be ded'
Provenance
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Museum Purchase. Maze Pottinger Antiques, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Kitchen Artifact ID
Acc. No. 1975.900.3
Institutional Collection
Colonial Williamsburg