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My Ten Favorite Ceramic Objects from the National Museum of American History

Ceramics in America 2014

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    “No Stamp Act” teapot, possibly Cockpit Hill Factory, Derby, England, 1766–1770. Creamware. H. 4 1/4". Marks, inscribed on sides: “No / Stamp Act”; “America; Liberty / Restored” (All objects courtesy, National Museum of American History. Purchase, Jackson Fund; 2006.0229.01.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Reverse of the teapot illustrated in fig. 1.

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Storage jar, Thomas Commeraw, New York, New York, 1793–1812. Salt-glazed stoneware. H. 7 3/4". Mark: “COMMERAWS [S in reverse] / STONEWARE [N in reverse]” (Gift of John Paul Remensnyder; 1977.0803.140.)

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Pickle stand, American China Manufactory (Bonnin & Morris), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1770–1772. Soft-paste porcelain. H. 5 1/2". (Purchase, Barra Foundation; 70.597.) 

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Detail of the pickle stand illustrated in fig. 4.

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    “AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER?” medallion, Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, Staffordshire, England, after 1787. Refined stoneware. H. 1 1/8", W. 1 1/4". (Gift of Lloyd E. Hawes; 68.150.)

  • Figure 7
    Figure 7

    Poem jar, David Drake, Lewis Miles Plantation, Edgefield area, South Carolina, 1862. Alkaline-glazed stoneware. H. 20 1/2". Mark, inscribed on shoulder: “May 3d 1862 / Dave”; “I made this jar all of cross, / If you dont repent, you will be lost” (Purchase; 1996.0344.01.)

  • Figure 8
    Figure 8

    Reverse of the jar illustrated in fig. 7.

  • Figure 9
    Figure 9

    Coffee cup used by Abraham Lincoln, made in France, decorated by E. V. Haughwout & Company, New York, New York, 1861. Porcelain. H. 3 1/4". (Gift from Lincoln Isham; 219098.09.)

  • Figure 10
    Figure 10

    Side view of the cup illustrated in fig. 9.

  • Figure 11
    Figure 11

    Figure group, Union Porcelain Works, Greenpoint, New York, 1880s. Porcelain. H. 11 1/8". (Gift of Mrs. Franklin Chace; 75.122.)

  • Figure 12
    Figure 12

    Jar, H. Wilson & Company, Gaudalupe County, Texas, 1869–1884. Stoneware. H. 9 1/2". Mark, inscribed on shoulder: “H. WILSON & C” (Purchase, Jackson Fund; 1993.0088.01.)

  • Figure 13
    Figure 13

    Detail showing the mark on the jar illustrated in fig. 12.

  • Figure 14
    Figure 14

    Umbrella stand, George E. Ohr, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1900. Earthenware. H. 14 11/16". (Purchase; 78.4.)

  • Figure 15
    Figure 15

    Detail of the umbrella stand illustrated in fig. 14.

  • Figure 16
    Figure 16

    Vase with lid, Adelaide Alsop Robineau, University City, Missouri, 1910. Porcelain. H. 9 1/4". (Gift of Priscilla R. Kelley; 1979.0104.01.)