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Date: 1837-1839
Medium: Stoneware
Dimensions:
Overall: 16 × 13in. (40.6 × 33cm)
Markings: Impressed: "H. NASH. / UTICA"
Credit Line: Museum Purchase with funds from the Sarah T. Norris Fund
Object number: 85.33.9
Label Text
During the early years of the nineteenth century, distilling was a popular solution to the problem of agricultural surplus on the Midwestern frontier. Advances in the technology of portable stills coincided with an oversupply of grain and encouraged home distilleries.