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Charles Fithian, Claudia Leister, James Stewart, and Chris Espenshade
Hare Pottery Research

Ceramics in America 2005

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Hare Pottery Shop, as illustrated on Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, 1884.

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Canning jars, Hare Pottery, Wilmington, Delaware, ca. 1860. Salt-glazed stoneware. H. 8 3/4", 7 1/2", and 8". (Right, left: Courtesy, private collection; center: Courtesy, Delaware State Museum; photo, Charles Fithian.) All are impressed: “WM HARE / WILMINGTON DEL.” Manufactured to preserve fruits and other foodstuVs, this vessel type is the predecessor of the glass Mason jar.

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Fruit jar advertisement, Delaware Gazette, September 3, 1869.

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Crock, Hare Pottery, Wilmington, Delaware, ca. 1860. Salt-glazed stoneware with cobalt decoration. H. 4 1/2". (Courtesy, Delaware State Museum; photo, Charles Fithian.) Impressed under rim: “WM HARE / WI ... DEL.”