Dave Drake (or Dave the Potter) (American, about 1800–about 1870)
Object Place: Edgefield District, South Carolina
Overall: 35.6 x 38.1 cm (14 x 15 in.)
Medium or Technique
Stoneware with alkaline glaze
Bernard and Barbara Stern Shapiro Gallery (Gallery 231)
Large splotches of glaze with many areas of stoneware left unglazed. Glaze did not adhere to the jar. Rim repair: 2 inches long, 1 inch deep.
"Lm / September • 22 • 1857 / Dave"
Two slashes and four punctates (dots)
Early history unknown. 1987, sold by Jim Williams, Savannah, GA, to Tony L. Shank, Marion, S.C.; 1997, sold by Shank to John Axelrod, Boston; 2011, sold by Axelrod to the MFA. (Accession date: June 22, 2011)
Note: For more on Jim Williams, see John Berendt, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
The John Axelrod Collection—Frank B. Bemis Fund, Charles H. Bayley Fund, and The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection