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image of Pennsylvania German Covered Jar Pennsylvania German Covered Jar
Rendered by Henry Moran (artist), c. 1939
watercolor and gouache on paperboard
overall: 38.1 x 26.6 cm (15 x 10 1/2 in.) Original IAD Object: om(?) 128Dia om(?) 195High
Index of American Design
1943.8.8006
Not on View
From the Tour: Pennsylvania German Folk Art from the Index of American Design
Object 4 of 23

This sgrafitto jar is dated 1830. As Pennsylvania German potters became more experienced, techniques and styles became bold and assured. The design of curved tulip leaves and petals, scallops, dots, and borders is highlighted by touches of green in the glaze.

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