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Batter pitcher

Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Batter pitcher
Batter pitcher
Batter pitcher
Title
Batter pitcher
Date 
1798
Medium 
Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 x 8 1/2 in. ( 27.9 x 21.6 cm )
Description 
Salt-glazed stoneware batter pitcher with stamped flowers, incised leaves decorated with cobalt blue, and maker's name and date hand inscribed across belly.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.587
Marks 
inscribed: by hand around belly: "New York Feby 17th. 1798/Flowered by Clarkson Crolius/Blue"
Gallery Label 
Batter pitchers were generally used by women for keeping and pouring pancake batter. This elaborate piece may have been a store sample, displaying a variety of decorative techniques that customers could choose from; or, more likely, it was a lovingly designed gift made by Clarkson Crolius for his wife.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group