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Bottle

Date:
ca. 1790–1805
Geography:
Made in Salem, North Carolina, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
7 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (19.1 x 8.9 x 7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Dr. and Mrs. Burton P. Fabricand Gift, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.205
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 704
Figural bottles such as this one are relatively rare in Salem pottery. In its subject and mottled green and brown glazes, it is reminiscent of late-eighteenth-century products of the English manufacturers Whieldon and Wedgwood. It is among the earliest and finest of the known American squirrel bottles.
Private collection, North Carolina, until 1990–1991
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