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    Artist Name:

    Rudolph Christ

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    Salem, NC, 1750 – 1833




    ca. 1790–1800


    Slip-decorated glazed earthenware


    6 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

    Credit Line:

    Purchase with funds given in honor of a friend and loyal benefactor of the Museum and Nancy Fraser Parker

    Accession Number:


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    Rudolph Christ was the second master potter at the Moravian settlement in Salem, North Carolina. During his tenure there, Christ is credited with introducing a distinctive black glaze to Moravian pottery. A beautiful form characteristic of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this pitcher, with its extraordinary slip decoration, is in remarkably good condition; it is one of three known pitchers made while Christ was master. A primary example of Moravian pottery, it also represents the second generation of slip-decorated pottery from that unique colony.

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