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Vessel-Clay

Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1770-1820
Medium:
earthenware
Dimensions:
HOA 5; DIA 2
Accession Number:
V-101
Description:
DESCRIPTION: A slip trailing cup made of clay, having a quill spout, three flat sides, with an opening on one side.

The liquid clay used for slip decorating would be poured through the quill onto the vessel. The potter controlled the flow of the liquid clay by placing his thumb over the large hole of the cup and adjusting it to adjust air flow causing the clay for come out more quickly or more slowly depending on the design and the effect he was trying to achieve.

History:
LABEL NOTES: This vessel is used by potters for pouring colored slip in designs on pottery.