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Cream Pot

Artist/Maker:
Heinrich Shaffner
Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1834
Medium:
lead glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
HOA 9″ ; DIA of mouth 8-3/4″; DIA of base 4-3/4″
Accession Number:
3355.1
Description:
This fully glazed creampot was signed and dated by Salem potter Henry Shafner (Heinrich Shaffner) shortly after he left the Salem shop of John Holland to establish his own pottery operation, also in Salem. It is inscribed: “Henry Shafner in Salem NC Stokes County June the 14 1834”.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Guthrie, Jr. in memory of Eleanor Shaffner Guthrie