Advertisement, Poughkeepsie Journal and Constitutional Republican, April 4, 1797. This advertisement for the James Egbert and Durell Williams pottery is the earliest known advertisement for a stoneware manufacturer in the Hudson River Valley. The shipment of stoneware clay from New Jersey up the Hudson River may have started from its introduction at Poughkeepsie by 1797.
Storage jar, James Egbert and Durrell Williams, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1798. Salt-glazed stoneware. H. 9 3/4". (Private collection.) Decorated with an incised ravenlike bird holding an olive branch on the obverse, and, on the reverse, “October 6, 1798 / Poughkeepsie.”
View of the reverse of the storage jar illustrated in fig. 2.
Detail of the obverse of the storage jar illustrated in fig. 2.
Detail of the reverse of the storage jar illustrated in fig. 2.