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Inscription

verso: center in ink: -Jar for Salt Meat or Lard- / Charleston Museum, Charleston, S.C. / Made in 1859 at Stoney Bluff or /Miles Mill (Louis Miles Pottery) in / in Aiken County, S.C. by by Dave & Badd- / ler, negro slave. The inscription / in boxes sccompanying the painting / are the copied handwriting of one of / the slaves who scrawled the words / with a pencil into the surface of the / jar between handles before glazing. / Height - 27 1/2" / Widest Cir. (just below / handles) - 78 1/2" / Bottom Cir. - 41" / Diam. inside mouth of jar) - 18 3/4"