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Christopher H. Pickerell
An Early Long Island Pot

Ceramics in America 2008

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Jar, probably Greenport Pottery, New York, ca. 1819. Lead-glazed earthenware daubed with manganese oxide. H. 9". (All photos, Gavin Ashworth.) This jar was found in a home within one mile of the former Greenport Pottery, located on Sterling Street in Greenport, New York, on Long Island’s North Fork.

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Detail of the handle attachment for the jar illustrated in fig. 1. Note how the pulled handle comes in contact with the neck of the jar.

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Jar fragments, probably originating from a jar identical to the one illustrated in fig. 1. These sherds were found among large amounts of redware fragments located under an eighteenth-century home located directly adjacent to the Greenport Pottery site.