• Stoneware/Redware
Lot 176


Estimate: $500 - $800
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STAMPED "C. CROLIUS", MANHATTAN, NEW YORK STONEWARE INKWELL, salt-glazed, cylindrical form with central ink reservoir having three quill holes to one side, incised ring below rim and above base. Stamped "C. CROLIUS / STONE WARE / MANUFACTURER / Manhattan-Wells, / NEW-YORK." with incised ovoid frame. Clarkson Crolius Sr. (1773-1843), Manhattan-Wells, NY. First quarter 19th century. 1 1/2" H, 3 1/8" D.
Catalogue Note: Clarkson Crolius Sr. was born to a successful family of potters in New York City in 1773. His grandfather, John William, emigrated from Germany to New York and founded a pottery on Reade Street in lower Manhattan circa 1728. By 1794, Clarkson was working in the family business, however, he would also venture into numerous other vocations throughout his lifetime. He was very active in New York politics serving as Grand Sachem of the Tammany Society, alderman for the city, and was a member of the state assembly for multiple years, even appointed to the position of speaker in 1825. In 1830, Clarkson became one of the incorporators of the Canajoharie and Catskill Railroad, a new and exciting form of American travel in the first half of the 19th century. Clarkson Crolius Sr. passed away in 1843.


Having scattered chipping to rim edge and two minor shallow chips to base edge. 

Collection of the late Al and Billy Steidel, Alexandria, VA.