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Archival Material and Objects: O.L. & A.K. Ballard Two Gallon Stoneware Butter Jar

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Identifier: 2010.1.837
Collection: Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History
Date: 1850 - 1860 Type: Circa Date
Object Type: Decorative Arts Objects
Description: Dun-colored, wide-mouthed cylindrical stoneware jar, two-gallon capacity, with crescent-shaped lug handles and a flattened roll rim. Cobalt blue slip-decorated stylized tulip on belly, and cobalt slip decoration over stamped markings. No lid.  Stamped "O.L. & A.K. BALLARD / BURLINGTON, VT. / 2" in upper center of one side, below rim.
Dimensions: Width: 10.5 in Height: 8.75 in Depth: 9.75 in
Material: Ceramics
Entities: O.L. & A.K. Ballard (is maker of)
List item names (from related list items): Burlington (Vt.)--Industries
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Stoneware--United States [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85128347]
Library of Congress Name Authority: Ballard Brothers [info:lc/authorities/names/no2006085260]
Georeference: [44.4803988,-73.2137209]
Notes: According to company invoices in the Ballard Pottery Company Collection at the University of Vermont Special Collections, this type of jar was sold by Ballard as a lidded "butter jar" and it was produced in 1/2 to 8 gallon sizes. This jar presumably was sold with a lid, no longer present.

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