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Pitcher

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Pitcher

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Rudolph Christ

Date

ca. 1790–1800

Medium

Slip-decorated glazed earthenware

Accession #

1998.1

Dimensions

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Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Rudolph Christ was the second master potter at the Moravian settlement in Salem, North Carolina. During his tenure there, Christ is credited with introducing a distinctive black glaze to Moravian pottery. A beautiful form characteristic of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this pitcher, with its extraordinary slip decoration, is in remarkably good condition; it is one of three known pitchers made while Christ was master. A primary example of Moravian pottery, it also represents the second generation of slip-decorated pottery from that unique colony.

Credit

Purchase with funds given in honor of a friend and loyal benefactor of the Museum and Nancy Fraser Parker