Jar

1857
Dave Drake (or Dave the Potter) (American, about 1800–about 1870)


Object Place: Edgefield District, South Carolina

Dimensions

Overall: 35.6 x 38.1 cm (14 x 15 in.)

Accession Number

2011.1806

Medium or Technique

Stoneware with alkaline glaze

On View

Bernard and Barbara Stern Shapiro Gallery (Gallery 231)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Stoneware

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.

Signed

"Lm / September • 22 • 1857 / Dave"

Markings

Two slashes and four punctates (dots)

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection—Frank B. Bemis Fund, Charles H. Bayley Fund, and The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection