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Peter Warwick and Leslie Warwick
A Sighting of the New Jersey Devil on a Stoneware Jug

Ceramics in America 2008

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Jug, probably Morgan, Van Wickle, and Green pottery, Old Bridge, New Jersey, ca. 1805–1822. Salt-glazed stoneware. H. 12". (Private collection; all photos by Gavin Ashworth unless otherwise noted.) Incised jug, highlighted with cobalt decoration depicting a devil. From the devil’s mouth is a balloon in which is inscribed “Money.”

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Side view of the jug illustrated in fig. 1.

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Jug, Morgan, Van Wickle, and Green pottery, Old Bridge, New Jersey, ca. 1805–1822. Salt-glazed stoneware. H. 12". (Private collection.) 

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Detail of the stamped four-hearts motif on the jug illustrated in fig. 3.

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Sherd, Morgan, Van Wickle, and Green pottery, Old Bridge, New Jersey, ca. 1805–1822. Salt-glazed stoneware. (Courtesy, Robert Sim Collection, Monmouth County Historical Association.)

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    Detail of the devil’s head and the inscription on the jug illustrated in fig. 1.

  • Figure 7
    Figure 7

    Sherd, Morgan, Van Wickle, and Green pottery, Old Bridge, New Jersey, ca. 1805–1822. Salt-glazed stoneware. (Courtesy, Robert Sim Collection, Monmouth County Historical Association.)

  • Figure 8
    Figure 8

    Jug, attributed to the Morgan, Van Wickle, and Green pottery, Old Bridge, New Jersey, ca. 1805–1822. Salt-glazed stoneware. H. 11 1/8". (Courtesy, Philadelphia Museum of Art; photo courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art.)

  • Figure 9
    Figure 9

    Sherd, Morgan, Van Wickle, and Green pottery, Old Bridge, New Jersey, ca. 1805–1822. Salt-glazed stoneware. (Courtesy, Robert Sim Collection, Monmouth County Historical Association.)