Stoneware Pitcher with Shaker-made Wooden Cover, Mount Lebanon, New York, mid-19th century, mid-19th century, baluster-form pitcher with a Shaker-made carved maple cover, carved to conform to the rim of the pitcher, with turned hardwood knob; a note in the interior, inscribed in Faith Andrews's hand reads "Sadie Neale/Herb Shop/New Lebanon...," overall ht. 8 7/8 in.
Literature: The Magazine Antiques, 1936; The Magazine Antiques, 1979; Gather Up the Fragments, p. 340.
The ceramic pitcher was made by a non-Shaker potter, but the carefully crafted lid was made by the Shakers. It is carved from a single piece of hardwood, and carefully rounded on the top edges. The bottom has been relieved to fit the pitcher, and a turned hardwood knob is threaded into the top.
The pitcher has a few ships on the spout tip.
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