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Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection

TitleArt for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsScherer, JL
MagazineAntiques & Fine Art
Volume10
Issue NumberSpring
Pagination197-201
KeywordsAdam Weitsman, New York, Stoneware
Abstract

Stoneware was the everyday ware of the nineteenth century. Used for such practical purposes as storing and serving food and liquids, it was also used to make such items as flower pots, banks, match holders, and pipes for tobacco. Potters often decorated stoneware with designs painted with a cobalt blue pigment that would withstand a high firing temperature. Salt thrown into the furnace would vaporize and produce a salt glaze finish.

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