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George H. Lukacs
A Pot of Butter for the Victims

Ceramics in America 2005

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    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.

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    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.”

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    View of the reverse of the storage jar illustrated in fig. 2.

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Detail of the obverse of the storage jar illustrated in fig. 2.

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Detail of the reverse of the storage jar illustrated in fig. 2.