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Robert Hunter and Hank D. Lutton
A Yankee Jug in Dixie

Ceramics in America 2006

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Jug, Old Bridge, New Jersey, 1805–1827. Salt-glazed stoneware. H. 12". (Courtesy, York County Historical Museum; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Overview of the excavated Civil War hut with excavators examining the recovered New Jersey stoneware jug. Note the firebox in the upper part of the feature. (Photo, James River Institute for Archaeology.)

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Detail of the hearth base and firebox of the hut illustrated in fig. 2. (Photo, James River Institute for Archaeology.)

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Detail of the impressed “GIN” mark and the coggle wheel decoration of fish and berries on the jug illustrated in fig. 1.

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Jug, Old Bridge, New Jersey, 1805–1827. Salt-glazed stoneware. H. 14". (Private collection; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    Detail of the impressed marks on the jug illustrated in fig. 5.

  • Figure 7
    Figure 7

    Stoneware jugs. Left: Baltimore, ca. 1860. H. 11 1/2". Right: Old Bridge, New Jersey, 1805–1827. H. 12". (Courtesy, York County Historical Museum; photo, Gavin Ashworth.) Both of these complete jugs were found in the excavation.