Historically important New York stoneware presentation jug, ca. 1825
, attributed to Moses Tyler, Albany New York, with well executed incised cobalt bird perched on branch, inscribed B. Wright
, purportedly Benjamin Wright (1770-1842) who was the Father of American Civil Engineering, and chief architect of the Erie Canal as well as the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, of note is the name inscription without a middle initial which Benjamin Wright did not have a middle name, the original Erie Canal was constructed from 1817- 1825 and went from Buffalo to Albany, New York, and with the its completion in 1825, stoneware production extended its range to meet the increased flow of perishable goods from the Great Lakes region, adding credence to the attribution, Wright was the Chief Engineer of New York State Canals from 1817-28, Moses Tyler (1794-1846) is listed as a potter in Albany in 1822-1826, eventually taking over the Calvin Boynton & Co. in 1826 and operating as Moses Tyler and Charles Dillon, 10 1/2" h. Provenance: A Maryland collection.
Very good condition. No apparent damages or repairs.
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