Nationality & Life Dates:
Salem, NC, 1750 – 1833
Slip-decorated glazed earthenware
6 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Purchase with funds given in honor of a friend and loyal benefactor of the Museum and Nancy Fraser Parker
Currently Not on View
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.