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Slave-Made “Colonoware” Vessel

1700–1800

Earthenware.

5 1/2 × 6 1/2 in. (14 × 16.5 cm)
Gift of Henry S. Hacker, B.A. 1965, by exchange; bequest of Olive Louise Dann, by exchange; and Friends of American Arts Acquisition Fund
2018.47.2
Geography: 
Made in Charleston County, South Carolina
Excavated in South Carolina, Copper River
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Old Slave Mart Museum, Charleston, South Carolina, before 1987; by purchase to Acacia Collection of African Americana, Savannah, Georgia, 1989–2017; Slotkin Folk Art Auction, Buford, GA, 11 November 2017, lot 86; by purchase to Robert Hunter, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2017–18; by purchase to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2018

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.