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16-Gallon Storage Jar

ca. 1840
Origin: America, North Carolina, Vale
Overall: 19in.
Stoneware, Ash-glazed (alkaline-glazed)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2013.900.1
Four handled, 16 gallon storage jar.
Label:Daniel Seagle was an important potter in the Catawba Valley of North Carolina in the nineteenth century. His work was utilitarian, but very thinly potted for its size and impressive in its overall aesthetic. Along with Thomas Chandler, he is known today as having been a master of the four-handled storage jar. This form is also closely associated with Catawba Valley stoneware generally. This type of vessel was made into the twentieth century, so this Seagle storage jar helps to illustrate the longevity of this North Carolina potting tradition.
Provenance:Purchased from: Luke Beckerdite LLC
Mark(s):Seagle's mark is on one handle, and another handle has "16", indicating the capacity.