Objects - Ceramics and Glass

Vermont has a robust history of creating both ceramics and glass wares. The collection features both Vermont-made objects and pieces that have a history of being used in Vermont.

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Batter Pitcher
Name/Title
Batter Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1954.17.27
Description
Dark-brown dyed stoneware pitcher. The lip is molded outward into a spout, and there is an ear-shaped handle on the other side of the pitcher. There are parallel lines around the body of the pitcher at both the upper and lower attachment points of the handle. Above the lower line is the stamped label, "E. NORTON & CO.
Context
Made by E. Norton & Co. in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
E. Norton & Co.
1881-1885
Bennington
Materials
Stoneware
Beaker
Name/Title
Beaker
Entry/Object ID
1958.9.2
Description
Clear glass beaker with straight sides.
Context
Owned by Charles Dewey of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.9
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Montpelier
Bottle
Name/Title
Bottle
Entry/Object ID
1977.49
Description
Square green glass bottle with molded designs and a paper label. The sides are each molded with a different design: three stars and the dates 1776-1976, an adaptation of the Vermont state seal, and an outline of a maple leaf. The fourth side is molded with four stars and has a paper label explaining the bottle in green text.
Context
Made of recycled Heineken bottles by Vermont Glass House, Inc, in Cabot, VT, 1976.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1977.49
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Made or Created
Artist
Cole, Charles Henry (1938-2017)
Vermont Glass House, Inc.
1976
Cabot
Materials
Glass, Paper
Relationships
US Bicentennial Celebration
Bottle
Name/Title
Bottle
Entry/Object ID
1981.10.2
Description
Clear glass drink bottle with the molded inscription, "Wm. MILLER/ MONTPELIER/VT."
Context
William Miller bottled beer and "panther breath" during Prohibition.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1981.10
Made or Created
William Miller
Montpelier
Materials
Glass
Relationships
William Miller
Bottle
Name/Title
Bottle
Entry/Object ID
1996.16.24
Description
Clear glass drink bottle bearing the molded inscription, "Wm. Miller / Montpelier".
Context
William Miller bottled beer and "panther breath" during Prohibition.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1996.16
Source or Donor
Morey, Robert C.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
William Miller
20th Century
Montpelier
Materials
Glass
Bottle
Name/Title
Bottle
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.446
Description
Round, green glass bottle with short neck. The free blown body is asymmetrical, and the opening is soft and rounded.
Context
Used to hold elderberry wine by Sarah Hager, Proctorsville, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Hager, Sarah Augusta Goddard (1828-1910)
Proctorsville
Bottle
Name/Title
Bottle
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.440
Description
Green glass bottle. The bottle is oval shaped and flat on two sides. It has a deep pontil.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Salisbury
Materials
Glass
Bottle
Name/Title
Bottle
Entry/Object ID
1958.11
Description
Green glass bottle. The hand-blown bottle has a bulbous body that tapers into a long neck. There is a ride roll of glass at the opening, and the base of the bottle turns inward. The neck leans to one side. It is sealed with a cork, and the neck is tied with a string (both said to be original).
Context
This rum bottle is said to have hung above Captain Daniel Cady's bunk during the Revolutionary War.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.11
Source or Donor
Cady, Mrs. Ellsworth C.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Cady, Daniel
Bowl
Name/Title
Bowl
Entry/Object ID
2009.20
Description
Large, hand-blown green glass bowl with wide rim. The bowl has a heavy base and thick sides.
Context
Made at the Champlain Glass Company in Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2009.20
Source or Donor
Crouch, Milton H.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Estate of Milton H. Crouch
Made or Created
Attribution
Attributed to
Champlain Glass Company
1830
Burlington
Materials
Glass
Bowl
Name/Title
Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.11
Description
Large ceramic bowl with straight flaring sides and flared lip. The interior of the bowl is glazed, showing the light-brown color of the ceramic body. The exterior of the bowl is stained black from use over a fire.
Context
Owned by a family in Salisbury, Vermont, who purchased it from the Middlebury Pottery.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.36
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Middlebury
Bowl
Name/Title
Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.124
Description
Slightly faceted washbasin with flared rim and mottled glazed decoration. The glaze is spotted with green, orange dark blue. The very edges of the rim are molded in straight lines. The bottom is marked, "Lyman Fenton & Co. / Bennington, Vt. / Fenton's ENAMEL PATENTED 1849."
Context
Madey by Lyman, Fenton & Co. in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Lyman, Fenton & Company
1849-1852
Bennington
Materials
Earthenware
Bowl
Name/Title
Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.64
Description
Large earthenware mixing bowl with mottled brown glaze. The sides flare outward toward the top, and the lip curls downward to form a rim. The bottom is stamped with the mark, "Lyman Fenton and Co."
Context
Made by Lyman, Fenton & Co. in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Lyman, Fenton & Company
1849
Bennington
Materials
Earthenware
Bowl
Name/Title
Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.257
Description
Green glass bowl. The bowl has tall, straight sides and a flared lip. It sits on a round base.
Context
Made in Salisbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Lake Dunmore Glass Company
1832-1842
Salisbury
Materials
Glass
Butter Churn
Name/Title
Butter Churn
Entry/Object ID
1954.17.24
Description
Tall stoneware butter churn with a hand-painted decoration of a flower or flourish. There are U-shaped handles applied to both sides, and a line is inscribed around the piece at the attachment point of the handles. Above the line is the stamped label, "R. WOODWORTH / BURLINGOTN. VT. / 4".
Context
Made by F. Woodworth in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
F. Woodworth
19th Century
Burlington
Materials
Stoneware
Butter Churn
Name/Title
Butter Churn
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.14a-c
Description
Large, glazed earthenware churn. There are U-shaped handles applied to either side of the churn, and a line is incised around the body at their attachment point. Above the line is the stamped inscription, "F. WOODWORTH BURLINGTON, VT 6". The churn has a small, dark-brown glazed lid that sits inside the lip. The lid has a hole in the center with a small, cup-shaped surround. There is a wooden dasher through the center hole.
Context
Made by F. Woodworth in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.36
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
F. Woodworth
1874-1885
Burlington
Materials
Earthenware
Butter Churn
Name/Title
Butter Churn
Entry/Object ID
1952.40.1ab
Description
Stoneware butter churn with blue hand-painted design of a stem of wheat. There is a flat iron band around the bottom of the churn. Two U-shaped handles are applied on either side. At the center front is the stamped inscription, "F. WOODWORTH / BURLINGTON, VT / 4". The churn has a small lid with a hole in the center, through which a long wood rod with a paddle on the end is inserted.
Context
Made by F. Woodworth in Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1952.40
Source or Donor
Farrar, Beulah Bates
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
F. Woodworth
19th Century
Burlington
Materials
Stoneware
Relationships
Barre City
Butter Plate
Name/Title
Butter Plate
Entry/Object ID
1998.5.1.3
Description
White, round butter plate with a brown and tan Greek key patterned border. The reverse is marked with "England/W.H. GRINDLEY" and the pattern name, "The Corfu."
Context
Owned by the Poor Farm in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1998.5
Source or Donor
Somaini, Robert R.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
W. H. Grindley
England
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Montpelier
Candy Dish
Name/Title
Candy Dish
Entry/Object ID
1955.11.78ab
Description
Oval, milk glass candy dish. The body of the dish is molded into a brick pattern with a Greek key design around the upper edge. The lid is molded into the shape of a man's bust on two crossed flag. The man is shown with short hair and a large mustache.
Context
Souvenir candy dish showing Admiral George Dewey of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1955.11
Source or Donor
Horton, Ida B.
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
20th Century
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Spanish-American War
Card Receiver
Name/Title
Card Receiver
Entry/Object ID
1955.31b
Description
Mercury card receiver consisting of round platform on a central stem. The stem and bottom of the platform are silvered while the top of the platform is gold.
Use
Used to hold calling cards. Calling cards could be sent in lieu of formal social calls.
Context
Given as a wedding present to Fannie C. Rixford and Dr. Leander Cushman of East Highgate, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1955.31
Source or Donor
White, Mrs. B.F.
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Cushman, Fannie C. Rixford (1826-1919), Cushman, Leander Lockwood (1818-1892)
East Highgate
Commemorative Plate
Name/Title
Commemorative Plate
Entry/Object ID
1938.3.1
Description
Large plate printed in the center well with a scene of several tall-masted ships at battle in a lake. The back is printed with a wreath formed up a vine, rope, chains, cannons, anchors, and cannon balls. Inside the wreath is the inscription, "MacDONOUGH'S VICTORY ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN", followed by a long description of the event.
Context
Made to commemorate the Battle of Lake Champlain (also called the Battle of Plattsburgh)
Acquisition
Accession Number
1938.3
Source or Donor
American Legion Auxiliary, Vermont Department
Made or Created
Shenango Pottery Company
20th Century
New Castle
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Macdonough, Thomas, Jr. (1783-1825)
Burlington, Lake Champlain
War of 1812
Commemorative Plate
Name/Title
Commemorative Plate
Entry/Object ID
1938.3.2
Description
Large plate printed in the center well with a scene of several tall-masted ships at battle. The back is printed with a wreath formed up a vine, rope, chains, cannons, anchors, and cannon balls. Inside the wreath is the inscription, "THE BON HOMME RICHARD AND THE SERAPIS", followed by a long description of the event.
Context
Made to commemorate a naval battle during the American Revolutionary War
Acquisition
Accession Number
1938.3
Source or Donor
American Legion Auxiliary, Vermont Department
Made or Created
Shenango Pottery Company
20th Century
New Castle
Relationships
American Revolutionary War
Commemorative Plate
Name/Title
Commemorative Plate
Entry/Object ID
1953.7.2
Description
Blue-and-white transfer printed plate showing the Bennington Monument at the center. The monument is shown as part of a landscape scene, with the surrounding park at the bottom. Flanking the monument are portrait busts of John Stark and Ethan Allen. The border has large cabbage roses interspersed with oval-framed Bennington scenes. The back is labeled with the inscription, "Bennington Battle Monument Erected 1867-1881 "There are the redcoats; they are ours, or Molly Stark sleeps a widow to night." Gen: John Stark. At Battle of Bennington, Aug: 16th 1777." It also bears a Wedgwood maker's mark and the label, "Made in England for C. F. Atkins, Bennington, Vermont."
Context
Sold by C. F. Atkins in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.7
Source or Donor
Fay, James M. G.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Wedgewood
20th Century
England
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Atkins, Clifford Frank (1893-1962), C. F. Atkins
Bennington
Battle of Bennington
Commemorative Plate
Name/Title
Commemorative Plate
Entry/Object ID
1953.7.4
Description
Red-and-white transfer printed plate showing the Bennington Monument at the center. The monument is shown as part of a landscape scene, with the surrounding park at the bottom. Flanking the monument are portrait busts of John Stark and Ethan Allen. The border has large cabbage roses interspersed with oval-framed Bennington scenes. The back is labeled with the inscription, "Bennington Battle Monument Erected 1867-1881 "There are the redcoats; they are ours, or Molly Stark sleeps a widow to night." Gen: John Stark. At Battle of Bennington, Aug: 16th 1777." It also bears a Wedgwood maker's mark and the label, "Made in England for C. F. Atkins, Bennington, Vermont."
Context
Sold by C. F. Atkins in Bennington, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.7
Source or Donor
Fay, James M. G.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Wedgewood
20th Century
England
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Atkins, Clifford Frank (1893-1962), C. F. Atkins
Bennington
Battle of Bennington
Commemorative Plate
Name/Title
Commemorative Plate
Entry/Object ID
1955.11.22
Description
Blue-and-white transfer printed plate showing the Bennington Monument at the center. The monument is shown as part of a landscape scene, with the surrounding park at the bottom. Flanking the monument are portrait busts of John Stark and Ethan Allen. The border has large cabbage roses interspersed with oval-framed Bennington scenes. The back is labeled with the inscription, "Bennington Battle Monument Erected 1867-1881 "There are the redcoats; they are ours, or Molly Stark sleeps a widow to night." Gen: John Stark. At Battle of Bennington, Aug: 16th 1777." It also bears a Wedgwood maker's mark and the label, "Made in England for C. F. Atkins, Bennington, Vermont."
Context
Sold by Oatman and Wood in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1955.11
Source or Donor
Horton, Ida B.
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Wedgewood
20th Century
England
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Oatman & Wood
Bennington
Battle of Bennington
Communion Cup
Name/Title
Communion Cup
Entry/Object ID
1958.27
Description
Clear glass tumbler with a heavy base and flared sides.
Context
Used to serve communion at Plymouth Kingdom Church in Plymouth, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.27
Source or Donor
Colton, Ruth Pollard
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Plymouth
Materials
Glass
Compote
Name/Title
Compote
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.254
Description
Clear molded glass compote. The compote consists of a rounded bowl on a stem. The bowl is shaped from several round facets.
Context
Owned by Rachel Dodge Rugg in Londonderry, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Rugg, Rachel Dodge (1814-1871)
Londonderry
Covered Dish
Name/Title
Covered Dish
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.577ab
Description
Shell-edged covered dish with rose handle. The dish is square with shallow, incised lines around the edges, painted blue. The lid echoes the edges of the dish around the rim and around the center. At the very center is a molded rose sitting atop a bed of leaves, all painted blue.
Context
Owned by Sarah Allen Evarts of Poultney, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
18th Century
England
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Allen, Hemen (1743-1782), Evarts, Sarah Allen (1771-1840)
Poultney, Georgia
Cream Pitcher
Name/Title
Cream Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1954.31.1c
Description
White-bodied ceramic cream pitcher with an ear-shaped handle. The rim and handle are gilded, and a leaf is drawn in gilding at the attachment of the handle.
Context
Owned by Carrie Wheelock in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.31
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
19th Century
Relationships
Wheelock, Carrie M.
Barre City
Cream Pitcher
Name/Title
Cream Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1931.24.1
Description
Small black luster cream pitcher. The pitcher has a bulbous body with three legs, and flares outward dramatically at the top. The top edge is scalloped and forms into a spout on one side. An ear-shaped handle spans from the top to one of the feet on the side opposite the spout.
Context
Owned by Alexander and Sally Bowles of Marshfield, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1931.24
Source or Donor
Hobart, Lynn L.
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Boyles, Alexander (1799-1877), Boyles, Sally (1799-1886)
Marshfield
Cream Pitcher
Name/Title
Cream Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1959.17.85
Description
White porcelain cream pitcher with plain bands of gilding around the rim, neck, and shoulder. The pitcher sits on a low base, and has a high spout and handle.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Haviland
19th Century
France
Materials
Porcelain
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1945.38.2
Description
Stoneware crock with blue one-sided fern leaves or feathers. Marked "L.W. Fenton/St. Johnsbury/2". The crock is straight-sided with a flared lip. There is a U-shaped handle on either side.
Context
Made by L. W. Fenton in St. Johnsbury.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.38
Source or Donor
Spargo, John
Made or Created
L. W. Fenton
19th Century
St. Johnsbury
Materials
Stoneware
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1945.38.3
Description
Stoneware crock with white body and dark glazed interior. The form flares slightly in the middle, comes back in, then flares again at the lip. U-shaped handles are applied onto either side near the top, and a line is scored around the piece at the midpoint of the handles. The inscription, "NORTON & FENTON/East Bennington, Vt." is impressed into the center front on the scoring line, and colored blue (underglaze).
Context
Made by Norton & Fenton in Bennington, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.38
Source or Donor
Spargo, John
Made or Created
Norton and Fenton
1845-1847
Bennington
Materials
Stoneware
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.200
Description
Stoneware crock with hand-painted design of three flowers. There are U-shaped handles on either side. At the center top is the stamped label, "NORTON & FENTON, East Bennington, Vt. 2".
Context
Made by Norton & Fenton in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Norton and Fenton
19th Century
Vermont
Materials
Stoneware
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.6
Description
Stoneware crock with hand-painted decorate of a bird on a branch. U-shaped handles are applied on either side. At the center top is the stamped label, "J. NORTON 7 CO. / BENNINGTON, VT. / 3".
Context
Made by J. Norton & Co. in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.36
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
J. Norton & Co.
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Stoneware
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1951.10
Description
Stoneware crock with hand-painted blue design of stylized bellflowers within a V of dogs. The body of the piece flares very slightly toward the center, and the lip is turned outward to for a distinct rim. U-shaped handles are applied on either side, and line is incised around the piece as the attachment point of the handles. Above the incised line at the center front is the stamped inscription, "FARRARS POTTERY / FAIRFAX, Vt / 2". The inscription is painted over with blue.
Context
Made by Farrars Pottery in Fairfax, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.10
Source or Donor
Shepardson, Mrs. F.H.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Farras Pottery
19th Century
Fairfax
Materials
Stoneware
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1954.17.19
Description
Unglazed redware crock or pot. The top is slightly wider than the base, and the interior is glazed.
Context
Likely made by Bradford Pottery in Bradford, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Bradford Pottery
Bradford
Materials
Ceramic
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1945.38.1
Description
Hand thrown stoneware crock with blue decoration of bird wings and the stamped mark, "R. & R. FENTON./EAST DORSET." The body of the crock flares outward at the center, then slightly back inward toward the top. There is a U-shaped handle on either side, and an incised line that goes around the top about three inches below the lip.
Context
Made by R. & C. Fenton of East Dorset, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.38
Source or Donor
Spargo, John
Made or Created
R & C Fenton
19th Century
Dorset
Materials
Stoneware
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1954.17.14
Description
Stoneware crock featuring a painted design of a spotted deer. The large crock flare toward the top, with hand-formed handles and a round, flaring opening. Beneath the rim is the stamped inscription, "J. & F. NORTON/BENNINGTON VT." as well as a partial imprint of a stylized flower. The underglaze painted design shows a stylized, spotted stag between a house and picket fence.
Use
Used for food storage
Context
Made by J. & E. Norton in Bennington, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
J. & E. Norton
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Stoneware
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1954.17.28
Description
Stoneware crock decorated with a hand painted design of a bell flower. There are U-shaped handles applied to either side of the piece, and an incised lines runs around the piece at their attachment points. Above the line is the stamped inscription, "LEWIS & CADY / FAIRFAX. V.T / 4".
Context
Made by Lewis & Cady in Fairfax, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Lewis & Cady
19th Century
Fairfax
Materials
Stoneware
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1954.17.29
Description
Straight-sided stoneware crock with a hand-painted decoration of a flower. There are two U-shaped handles applied to either side. At the top center is the stamped label, "Simons & Osgood / Brandon Vt / 3".
Context
Made by Siomons & Osgood in Brandon, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Simons and Osgood
19th Century
Brandon
Materials
Ceramic
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.26
Description
Large, straight-sided crock with hand-painted slip design of a four-petaled flower. There are U-shaped handles on either side of the crock. Above the flower is the stamped label, "L.W.FENTON ST. JOHNSBURY, VT 5". The interior is glazed dark brown.
Context
Made by L. W. Fenton in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.36
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
L. W. Fenton
19th Century
St. Johnsbury
Materials
Stoneware
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1954.17.22
Description
Stoneware crock with hand-painted design of a stylized bellflower at the center front. U-shaped handles are applied to either side, and a line is incised around the piece at the center point of the handles. Above the line is the stamped inscription, "J. E. NORTON BENNINGTON, VT 2".
Context
Made by J. E. Norton in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
J. E. Norton
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Stoneware
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.16
Description
Stoneware crock with overglaze hand-painted design of a leafless tree. The body of the crock flares outward toward the midpoint, then stays straight to the top. There are U-shaped handles applied to either side, and two parallel lines are incised around the piece at the center point of the handles. Below the lines is the stamped label, "E. W. FARRAR & CO. BURLINGTON, VT 2".
Context
Made by E. W. Farrar & Co. in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.36
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
E. W. Farrar & Co.
19th Century
Burlington
Materials
Stoneware
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.22
Description
Stoneware crock with hand-painted decoration of a stem of flowers. There are U-shaped handles on either side, and two parallel lines are incised around the body at the attachment point of the handles. Above the lines is in the blue stamped label, "LEWIS & CADY FAIRFAX, VT 2". The lip of the piece is flared outward and rounded.
Context
Mady by Lewis & Cady in Fairfax, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.36
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Lewis & Cady
19th Century
Fairfax
Materials
Stoneware
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.15
Description
Stoneware crock with large, hand-painted design of flourishes (possibly feathers). There are U-shaped handles on either side of the crock, and a line is incised around the body at the attachment point of the handles. Above the line is the stamped label "LEWS & CADY FAIRFAX VT". A round lip has been applied to the top rim.
Context
Made by Lewis & Cady in Fairfax, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.36
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Lewis & Cady
19th Century
Fairfax
Materials
Stoneware
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.10
Description
Large stoneware crock with hand-painted design of flourishes. There are two U-shaped handles on either side of the crock, and two parallel lines run around the crock at the handles' center point. Above the lines is the stamped makers label.
Context
Made by George & Bascomb in Bradford, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.36
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
George & Bascom
19th Century
Bradford
Materials
Stoneware
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1954.17.4ab
Description
Vase-shaped stoneware crock with hand-painted decoration of two leaves. There are U-shaped handles on either side. The lip appears to have been molded separately and flares outward dramatically. At the top center is the stamped inscription, "NORTON & FENTON / BENNINGTON VT" in a circle around the number 3.
Context
Made by Norton & Fenton in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Norton and Fenton
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Stoneware
Crock
Name/Title
Crock
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.301ab
Description
Straight-sided crock with hand-painted design of three clovers or flowers. There are two U-shaped handles on either side. The rim is rolled outward to create a lip. At the top center is the stamped label, "JULIUS FENTON BENNINGTON VT 1 1/2". There is a round lid with dark brown glaze in the center that nestles into the rim of the crock.
Context
Made by Julius Fenton in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Fenton, Julius
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Stoneware
Cup Plate
Name/Title
Cup Plate
Entry/Object ID
1954.27.26
Description
White-bodied ceramic cup plate with molded and lustered design. The rim of the plate is molded with swashes and floral sprigs. The floral sprigs are painted with purple with copper luster.
Context
Owned by G. Nelson Brigham in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.27
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Chelsea
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Brigham, G. Nelson
Montpelier
Cup Plate
Name/Title
Cup Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1255
Description
Small, black-and-white transfer-printed cup plate. The center well of the plate has a design of pagoda-style buildings, a bridge, and trees. The border is printed with flowers.
Context
Owned by Lucretia Farr Rugg in Londonderry, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Staffordshire
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rugg, Lucretia Farr (1775-1848)
Londonderry
Decanter
Name/Title
Decanter
Entry/Object ID
1958.13
Description
Clear glass decanter, etched with tassel and rope design. The neck is cut into facets.

Condition of decanter and stopper was good upon receipt except for a chip about 5/8" long on the outer edge of the rim.
Context
Owned by Nathaniel Morse in Plainfield or Royalton, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.13
Source or Donor
Miles, Waldo G.
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
1780
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Morse, Nathaniel
Royalton, Plainfield
American Revolutionary War
Decorative Plate
Name/Title
Decorative Plate
Entry/Object ID
1955.11.21
Description
Red-and-white transfer printed plate showing the Vermont Statehouse. The plate has no shaped rim, but has a border design of roses. The center of the plate shows the statehouse within a scene surrounded by young trees with a straight-topped hill behind. At the top of the scene a ribbon bears the inscription, "PICTURESQUE VERMONT", and the bottom is labeled, "STATE CAPITOL MONTPELIER".

The reverse bears a makers label of the words "JONROTH ENGLAND" with a circle topped with a crown. Beneath the label are the words, "Made in Stafforshire England by the Bedford Potteries established in 1792 Imported exclusively for Paul C. Harrington. Montpelier, VT."
Context
Commissioned by Paul C. Harrington for sale in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1955.11
Source or Donor
Horton, Ida B.
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Jonroth England
20th Century
Staffordshire
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Paul C. Harrington
Vermont State House
Decorative Plate
Name/Title
Decorative Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.501
Description
Blue-and-white transfer-printed plate with the image of a house in the center and four buildings around the border. The central image is labeled, "HOME OF PRESIDENT COOLIDGE PLYMOUTH VERMONT". The vignettes of buildings around the border are separated by flowers. The back is labeled, "THE ADAMS SOUVENIR SERIES" along with further production details.
Context
Commissioned by Ruth M. Aldrich of Plymouth, Vermont, for sale in her gift shop.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
William Adams & Sons
20th Century
Tunstall
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933), Aldrich, Ruth Midge (1892-1991), Calvin Coolidge Foundation, Inc.
Plymouth
Dessert Plate
Name/Title
Dessert Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1256
Description
Small black-and-white transfer-printed plate. The center design features pagoda-style buildings connected by stairs and bridges. The border is printed with repeating vignettes of pagodas.
Context
Owned by Lucretia Farr Rugg in Londonderry, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Staffordshire
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rugg, Lucretia Farr (1775-1848)
Londonderry
Dessert Plate
Name/Title
Dessert Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1262
Description
Blue-and-white transfer-printed plate. The plate is decorated with a a swirling design around the border and at the center. The back is labeled "GRANITE CHINA WR.S.&Co."
Context
Used by Lucretia Rugg Twitchell in Jamaica, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
William Ridgeway, Son & Co.
1861
19th Century
Staffordshire
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Twitchell, Lucretia Rugg (1797-1861)
Jamaica
Dessert Plate
Name/Title
Dessert Plate
Entry/Object ID
1959.17.81
Description
White ceramic dessert plate with a plain band of gilding around the edge and gilded circle in the center.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Haviland
France
Materials
Porcelain
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Dinner Plate
Name/Title
Dinner Plate
Entry/Object ID
1960.68
Description
Thick, ceramic oval plate. The plate has a deep center well and flared rim. The top center of the rim has the initials "US" intertwined in red and blue.
Context
Used on the boat, "United States", which was built on Lake Champlain.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.68
Source or Donor
Putnam, Ralph W.
Made or Created
1847
Materials
Stoneware
Relationships
Lake Champlain Transportation Company
Lake Champlain
Dinner Plate
Name/Title
Dinner Plate
Entry/Object ID
1926.10
Description
Heavy, white ceramic plate. The oval plate has a thick body and high rim. On one of the long sides of the rim is the decorative monogram "US" in blue and red.
Context
Used on the boat United States, which was built by the Champlain Transportation Company on Lake Champlain.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1926.10
Source or Donor
Unknown
Acquisition Method
Unknown
Made or Created
1845
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Lake Champlain Transportation Company
Lake Champlain
Dinner Plate
Name/Title
Dinner Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.502
Description
Blue-and-white transferware plate showing a scene of people and a dog walking on a bridge leading to a castle. The castle has two round towers, and the scene is flanked by tall evergreen trees. The border is printed with large flowers. A label on the back identifies the castle as the residence of Lafayette.
Context
Owned by Rachel Dodge Rugg in Londonderry, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Staffordshire
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rugg, Rachel Dodge (1814-1871), LaFayette, Marquis de (1757-1834)
Londonderry
Dinner Plate
Name/Title
Dinner Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.504
Description
Black-and-white transfer-printed plate with a military design. The center shows a man on horseback in a tropical setting. The border contains repeating vignettes of a man in a toga and a grouping of instruments and weapons. The reverse is labeled, "TEXIAN CAMPAIGNE".
Context
Owned by Sarah Rice Goddard in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Staffordshire
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Goddard, Sarah Rice (1800-1875)
Reading
Dinner Plate
Name/Title
Dinner Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.506
Description
Blue-and-white transfer-printed plate with framed central design of a lake. The printed border continues into the well of the plate and consists of a grapevine encircling the rectangular framed central scene. The back is labeled, "LONDON VIEWS / THE LAKE / REGENT'S PARK".
Context
Owned by Sarah Rice Goddard in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Staffordshire
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Goddard, Sarah Rice (1800-1875)
Reading
Dinner Plate
Name/Title
Dinner Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1024
Description
Blue-and-white transfer-printed plate. The plate is decorated with a a swirling design around the border and at the center. The back is labeled "GRANITE CHINA WR.S.&Co." There is a rectangular sticker on the back with the handwritten note, "Ms. Appleton Twitchell (Lucretia Rugg)".
Context
Uwned by Lucretia Rugg Twitchell in Jamaica, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
William Ridgeway, Son & Co.
19th Century
Staffordshire
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Twitchell, Lucretia Rugg (1797-1861)
Jamaica
Dish
Name/Title
Dish
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.67
Description
Eight-sided serving dish or bowl with mottled brown glaze decoration. The sides flare outward toward the top, and the top edge is curled outward to form a lip. The bottom is impressed with the label, "Lyman Fenton & Co."
Context
Made by Lyman, Fenton & Co. in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Lyman, Fenton & Company
1849-1852
Bennington
Materials
Earthenware
Flask
Name/Title
Flask
Entry/Object ID
2005.29
Description
Dark-colored glass flask or decanter with a wide, circular body and long, thin neck. The neck has an applied glass handle, shaped like an ear. On one side of the body of the bottle is a paper note with the typed inscription, "This is Authentically DR. "THUNDERBOLT" WILSON'S FLASK Purchased at an Auction of His Personal Property, May 22, 1847 By Judge Charles Royall Tyler Handed Down By Him to His Granddaughter, Helen Brown Tyler Purchased from Her by Miss Mary R. Cabot / Author of The Annals of Brattleboro And Presented July 25, 1929 by Miss Cabot to Charles E. Crane"
Context
Owned by Dr. John "Thunderbolt" Wilson, a traveling doctor and teacher in Vermont. Due to Wilson's private nature and mysterious injuries, after his death rumor aligned him with notorious highway robber, Captain Thunderbolt.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2005.29
Source or Donor
Goodall, Glen
Goodall, Esther
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Wilson, Dr. John (1788-1847)
Brookline
Flowerpot
Name/Title
Flowerpot
Entry/Object ID
1953.40.2
Description
Red-glazed ceramic flowerpot with attached drip tray. The top edge of both the pot and tray are decorated with molded flower petals. The front of the pot is stamped with the inscription, "BENNINGTON / Aug. 16, 1877 / CENTENNIAL"
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.40
Source or Donor
Harding, Ina Harris
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1877
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Ludlow, Bennington
Battle of Bennington, Bennington Centennial
Footbath
Name/Title
Footbath
Entry/Object ID
1957.4.11
Description
Large, two handled, white oval dish with raised leaf pattern in white at each end. There is gold leaf around the base of the bowl and gold bands around middle and top. The interior of the rim is shaped to hold a cover. The center front bears the gilded inscription, "Mrs. Isaac Weeks".
Context
Owned by Eunice Faxon Weeks in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.4
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Weeks, Eunice Barnard Faxon (1800-1874)
Bennington
Glass
Name/Title
Glass
Entry/Object ID
1967.4a-c
Description
Three small pieces of window glass. The pieces all have jagged edges and are pearlized.
Context
From the windows of the first Catholic church in Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1967.4
Source or Donor
Blow, David J.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Champlain Glass Company
1832
Burlington
Materials
Glass
Glass
Name/Title
Glass
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.355
Description
Small drinking glass with bulbous base. The glass flares from the base to the lip, and has a rounded edge.
Context
Made by Vermont Glass Company, Salisbury, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Vermont Glass Company
1813
Salisbury
Materials
Glass
Goblet
Name/Title
Goblet
Entry/Object ID
1955.31a
Description
Mercury glass cup or goblet. The elongated cup sits on a short stem. The glass is softly molded with silver visible from the exterior and a gold color visible on the interior.
Context
Given as a wedding present to Fannie C. Rixford and Dr. Leander Cushman of East Highgate, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1955.31
Source or Donor
White, Mrs. B.F.
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Cushman, Fannie C. Rixford (1826-1919), Cushman, Leander Lockwood (1818-1892)
East Highgate
Humidor
Name/Title
Humidor
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.190
Description
Round, straight sided humidor with missing lid. There are two molded handles on either side, and the sides are fluted evenly. The top and bottom are molded into Tuscan capitals.
Use
Used to store tobacco.
Context
Made by The Ballard Brothers in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Ballard Brothers
19th Century
Burlington
Materials
Ceramic
Humidor
Name/Title
Humidor
Entry/Object ID
1959.23.6ab
Description
Cylindrical tobacco jar with lid with mottled brown Rockingham glaze decoration. The body is molded in a ribbed pattern with S-shaped handles applied to either side. The lid is circular with a mushroom-shaped knob in the center. The bottom is marked, "Lyman, Fenton, & Company 1849" and "7".
Use
Used to store tobacco
Context
Made by Lyman, Fenton & Co. in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.23
Source or Donor
Horton, Ida B.
Made or Created
Lyman, Fenton & Company
1849-1852
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Inkwell
Name/Title
Inkwell
Entry/Object ID
1960.6.5a-c
Description
Two clear glass inkwells and one cover. The inkwells are square with a round, narrow well in the center. The lid is also square, and has square facets cut out of the top, evenly spaced.
Context
Used on Governor Samuel Craft's desk
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.6
Source or Donor
Pratt, Carolyn A.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1828
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Crafts, Samuel C. (1768-1853)
Craftsbury, Vermont State House
Jar
Name/Title
Jar
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.24ab
Description
Brown glazed ceramic jar. There are two U-shaped handles on either side of the jar, and two parallel lines are incised around the jar at the attachment point of the handles. There is a matching round ceramic lid with a round handle at the top center.
Context
Made by E. & L. P. Norton in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.36
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
E. & L. P. Norton
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Jar
Name/Title
Jar
Entry/Object ID
1954.17.11
Description
Large stoneware food storage jar. The body of the jar flares outward dramatically at the center, then again slightly toward the top. U-shaped handles are applied on either side, and a line in incised around the piece at the center line of the handles. The jar is decorated with a hand-painted design of a floral sprig, and the center front is stamped with the label, "J FENTON. EAST DORSET 3".
Context
Made by R. L. Fenton & Co. in East Dorset, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
J. Fenton
Dorset
Materials
Stoneware
Jar
Name/Title
Jar
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.21ab
Description
Stoneware jar with large hand-painted design of flourishes across the center front. There are U-shaped handles on either side. The top rim is flared outward to fit a small round ceramic lid. At the center top is the stamped label, "O. L. & A. K. BALLARD. BRULINGTON. VT. 3". There is a small round lid that sits inside the rim and has a round center post handle.
Context
Made by O. L. & A. K. Ballard in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.36
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
O. L. & A. K. Ballard
19th Century
Burlington
Materials
Stoneware
Jar
Name/Title
Jar
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.5
Description
Stoneware jar decorated with a hand-painted design of a flowering plant with four number fours painted throughout the plant. There are U-shaped handles applied to either side, and two parallel lines are incised around the piece just above the handles. Above the line is the stamped label, "R. L. FENTON & CO. / EAST DORSET / 4".
Context
Made by R. L. Fenton & Co. in East Dorset, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.36
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
R. L. Fenton & Co.
19th Century
Dorset
Materials
Stoneware
Jar
Name/Title
Jar
Entry/Object ID
1953.52.10
Description
Tall stoneware crock or jar decorated with a hand-painted design of a floral vase in blue. The piece has mostly straight sides, flaring inward then back outward at the top. U-shaped handles are attached to either side, and a line is incised around the neck of the crock at the center line of the handles. Above the line is the stamped label, "BALLARD & BROTHERS BURLINGTON VT 4".
Context
Made by Ballard & Brothers Pottery in Burlington, Vermont. Owned by Enoch and Lucy Day of Ludlow, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.52
Source or Donor
Harding, Ina Harris
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Ballard Brothers
19th Century
Burlington
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Ludlow
Jar
Name/Title
Jar
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.28
Description
Large redware jar. The top thirds is decorated with a geometric impressed pattern as well as a hand-painted zig-zag and dot design in black slip. It is covered overall in a clear glaze that does not quite reach the bottom. There are two U-shaped handles on either side of the piece. The piece is impressed with the label, "E. W. Farrar".
Context
Made by E. W. Farrar in Middlebury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
E. W. Farrar & Co.
1825-1830
Middlebury
Materials
Earthenware, Redware
Jar
Name/Title
Jar
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.334
Description
Straight-sided glass jar. The mouth of the jar is curled outward over narrow neck.
Context
Made in Salisbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
1863
Lake Dunmore
Materials
Glass
Jug
Name/Title
Jug
Entry/Object ID
1992.23
Description
Ceramic jug with a design of two dancing boys in blackface. The jug has a white body and brown top, and it seals with a cork topped with a black plastic lid. The design is applied to the main body of the jug and consists of two male figures wearing green tail coats, yellow pants, and bow ties. They are each kicking their right legs high into the air. They both have blond hair and are wearing black face paint except around the eyes and mouth. They are surrounded by simplistic stars, and are shown above a stage reading, "UVM KAKEWALK". Beneath the design in a script font are the words, "Kappa Sigma '65".
Context
UVM Kakewalk was a popular annual fraternity fundraising event in which participants dressed and performed in blackface.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.23
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Made or Created
1965
Materials
Ceramic, Plastic
Relationships
University of Vermont
Burlington
Kake Walk
Jug
Name/Title
Jug
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.298
Description
Stoneware jug with hand-painted design of three feathers or leaves. There is a small round handle at the back of the spout. The center top is stamped with the label, "R. L. FENTON & CO. EAST DORSET."
Context
Made by R. L. Fenton & Company in East Dorset, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
R. L. Fenton & Co.
19th Century
Dorset
Materials
Stoneware
Jug
Name/Title
Jug
Entry/Object ID
1954.17.26
Description
Dark brown ceramic jug with spout. The bottom of the jug is molded into a sort of handle for ease of pouring. Two U-shaped handles are attached to either side, and a wire handle is threaded through them. Beneath the spout is the stamped label, "E. NORTON AND CO. / BENNINGTON, VT."
Context
Made by E. Norton and Co. in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
E. Norton & Co.
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Jug
Name/Title
Jug
Entry/Object ID
1954.17.25
Description
Stoneware jug with U-shaped handle at the back of the spout. The front is decorated with either antlers, feathers, or fern leaves. Within the decorative shape is the stamped label, "L. W. FENTON / ST.JOHNSBURY.VT."
Context
Made by L. W. Fenton in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
L. W. Fenton
St. Johnsbury
Materials
Stoneware
Jug
Name/Title
Jug
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.305
Description
Large stoneware jug with hand-painted decoration of a bellflower. The small opening is sealed with a cork and a handle attaches to the back of the lip. The center of the neck is stamped with the label, "R. L. FENTON & Co. EAST DORSET. 2".
Context
Made by R. L. Fenton & Co. in East Dorset, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
R. L. Fenton & Co.
19th Century
Dorset
Materials
Stoneware
Jug
Name/Title
Jug
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.12
Description
Stoneware Jug with hand painted design of curled fern leaves or feathers. Above the design is the stamped label, "FENTON & HANCOCK ST. JOHNSBURY. VT. 1 1/2".
Context
Made by Fenton & Hancock in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.36
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Fenton & Hancock
19th Century
St. Johnsbury
Materials
Stoneware
Jug
Name/Title
Jug
Entry/Object ID
1954.17.3
Description
Large stoneware jug with a small round handle near the spout. The front of the jug is decorated a hand-painted design of elaborate flowers. The jug is marked near the handle with the label, "J. E. NORTON BENNINGTON, VT 41".

Stoneware jug with handle. "J.E. Norton, Bennington, VT, 41"
Elaborately decorated with blue spray of flowers and leaves.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
J. E. Norton
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Stoneware
Jug
Name/Title
Jug
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.13
Description
Stoneware jug with a light, hand-painted design of a flower. Above the design is the stamped label, "F. Woodworth Burlington Vt."
Context
Made by F. Woodworth in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.36
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
F. Woodworth
19th Century
Burlington
Materials
Stoneware
Jug
Name/Title
Jug
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.299
Description
Stoneware jug with large handle at the back of the opening. The center front is stamped with the label, "JULIUS NORTON BENNINGTON VT."
Context
Made by Julius Norton in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Julius Norton Co.
1848-1850
Bennington
Materials
Stoneware
Jug
Name/Title
Jug
Entry/Object ID
1954.36.9
Description
Bulbous stoneware jug with small round handle at the back of the spout. It is stamped with the label, “Julius Norton” with the lighter stamp “Bennington, Vt” beneath, indicating that the two labels were impressed separately.
Context
Made by Julias Norton in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.36
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Julius Norton Co.
1841-1844
Bennington
Materials
Stoneware
Jug
Name/Title
Jug
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.830
Description
Miniature jug with dark brown glaze and the incised inscription, "Tini Brown Jug".
Context
Made by John Norton of Norton Pottery, Bennington, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Norton, John
1876-1877
Bennington
Materials
Earthenware
Ladle
Name/Title
Ladle
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.497
Description
Green glass ladle. The ladle is formed of blown glass; it is completely hollow with a curved handle and an open end. A paper label is applied to the bowl of the ladle reading, "Lake Dunmore glass ladle, obtained from John Spargo, who obtained it from a Salisbury family. 1923 H.G.R." Light green glass.
Context
Made by Lake Dunmore Glass Company in Salisbury, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Lake Dunmore Glass Company
1832-1842
Salisbury
Materials
Glass
Luncheon Plate
Name/Title
Luncheon Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1264
Description
Blue-and-white transfer-printed plate. The plate is decorated with a a swirling design around the border and at the center. The back is labeled "GRANITE CHINA WR.S.&Co." A rectangular paper sticker on the back bears the inked inscription, "Lucretia Rugg Twitchell of Jamaica Vt. Great Aunt. 3 plates, cup; saucer & cup plate."
Context
Used by Lucretia Rugg Twitchell in Jamaica, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
William Ridgeway, Son & Co.
1861
19th Century
Staffordshire
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Twitchell, Lucretia Rugg (1797-1861)
Jamaica
Luncheon Plate
Name/Title
Luncheon Plate
Entry/Object ID
1959.17.82
Description
White ceramic luncheon plate with a plain band of gilding around the edge, a gilded circle around the cheek, and gilded circle in the center.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Haviland
19th Century
France
Materials
Porcelain
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Medicine Bottle
Name/Title
Medicine Bottle
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.464
Description
Light green glass bottle. The bottle has straight sides that get narrower toward the top.
Context
Used by the Brewster Drugstore in Middlebury, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Attribution
Attributed to
Lake Dunmore Glass Company
Lake Dunmore
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Brewster Drug Store
Middlebury
Medicine Bottle
Name/Title
Medicine Bottle
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.488
Description
Small green glass bottle with rounded base. The bottle has a short neck with a flat finish (rim). There is a cord tied around the neck.
Context
Made in Salisbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Lake Dunmore Glass Company
Salisbury
Materials
Glass
Medicine Bottle
Name/Title
Medicine Bottle
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.487
Description
Small green glass bottle sealed with a cork. The bottle has a thick base and a short neck. It is filled with white sand and decorated on the inside with remnants of floral-printed fabric.
Context
Likely made in Salisbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Lake Dunmore Glass Company
Salisbury
Materials
Glass
Medicine Bottle
Name/Title
Medicine Bottle
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.461
Description
Round green glass bottle. The bottle has a short neck, and the lip rolls outward to form a brim.
Context
Made for a doctor's office in Grafton, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Grafton
Materials
Glass
Mug
Name/Title
Mug
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.567
Description
Green coffee mug. The cup flares slightly toward the top, and there is an attached, ear-shaped handle. The bottom is scratched with the inscription, "Mt. Kin Pottery Bristol, VT."
Context
Made by Vermont Mountain Kiln in Bristol, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Vermont Mountain Kiln
20th Century
Bristol
Materials
Ceramic
Oil Lamp
Name/Title
Oil Lamp
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1411ab
Description
Two glass oil lamp wells. One has a circular body and the other is slightly squatter.
Context
Owned by Captain Samuel Morey of Fairlee, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
1790-1800
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Morey, Samuel (1762-1843)
Fairlee
Oil Lamp
Name/Title
Oil Lamp
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1404
Description
Green glazed oil lamp. The lamp has a round body with a high, extended pouring hole. It has a low-set nozzle with high walls that extends opposite the applied handle.
Context
Owned by Rachel Dodge Rugg in Londonderry, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rugg, Rachel Dodge (1814-1871)
Londonderry
Pestle
Name/Title
Pestle
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1149
Description
Green glass pestle. The pestle is flat on the grinding end and has a prominent pontil mark on the other end. The grinding end has a rectangular paper sticker with the inked insciption, "Dunmore Glass".
Context
Made in Salisbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Lake Dunmore Glass Company
Lake Dunmore
Materials
Glass
Pie Pan
Name/Title
Pie Pan
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.77
Description
Redware pie dish. The dish has a flat bottom and shallow sides that flare outward dramatically.
Context
Made in Bradford, Vermont. Owned by Isaac Stears in East Corinth, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Bradford
Materials
Earthenware
Relationships
Stearns, Isaac (1815-1895)
Corinth, Bradford
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.46
Description
Brown ceramic pitcher molded with a hunt scene. The body of the pitcher is molded with a scene of a pack of dogs hunting a stag. The shoulder is molded with leaves or grass and flowers. The spout is molded with a vine of fruits or flowers. The handle is in the shape of a hound whose nose is pointed downward into the pitcher.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.223
Description
Niagara pattern parian pitcher. The pitcher is made of a lightly-glazed, white-bodied ceramic molded into a high-relief design of jutting rocks, running water, and branches. The handle is in the form of a branch.
Context
The Niagara pattern was the only pattern that was exclusively produced by the U.S. Pottery Company, which operated out of Bennington, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
United States Pottery Company
1852-1858
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.219
Description
White unglazed ceramic pitcher molded with lily pads. The bottom is marked "U.S. P. #14" within a twisting ribbon.
Context
Made by The United States Pottery Co. in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
United States Pottery Company
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.15
Description
Faceted pitcher with semi-gloss black and red glaze. The pitcher is shaped into 6 facets, each with the molded decoration of a floral stem on the bottom and a smaller floral stem on the top. The handle arches upward into a point that extends higher than the rim of the pitcher. The bottom is left unglazed and stamped with the mark, "NORTON & FENTON, East Bennington, Vt".
Context
Made by Norton & Fenton in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Norton and Fenton
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.45
Description
Large pitcher with mottled brown Rockingham glaze decoration. The round body of the pitcher is molded with hunt scene, including trees, rocks, and a stag. The shoulder and neck are molded with a grape vine design. The handle is molded into the shape of a hound whose nose is pointed downward into the pitcher.
Context
Attributed to Christopher Webber Fenton of Bennington, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Artist
Fenton, Christopher Webber (1806-1865)
1855
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.222
Description
White glazed pitcher with molded design of ivy or oak branches. The handle is in the shape of a knobbed branch. The piece is marked on the bottom with "U.S. P." and an illegible number on a twisted ribbon.
Context
Made by the United States Pottery Co. in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
United States Pottery Company
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1939.5.1a-b
Description
Lidded, brown Rockingham-glazed pitcher molded with an image of a woman taking snuff on one side, and a man taking snuff on the other. The spout of the pitcher attaches to the bottom of the body and flares outward at the top. There is an attached handle opposite the spout.
Context
Owned by Benjamin Knight in Starksboro, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1939.5
Source or Donor
Bickford, Jane
Knight, Bessie
Acquisition Method
Made or Created
1880
New Jersey
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Knight, Benjamin (1801-1880)
Starksboro
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1949.9.1
Description
White-bodied ceramic pitcher with multicolored hand-painted decoration. The pitcher is molded with a repeating diaper pattern and fluted near the rim. It is painted (underglaze) with a design of roses, rosebuds, and leaves on the body, and red and green leaves around the rim. The handle and top edge are gilded.
Context
Owned by Sarah Barnard Nye in Berlin, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1949.9
Source or Donor
Nye, Martha E.
Made or Created
Bow Porcelain Factory
1747-1776
London
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Nye, Sarah Barnard (1797-1860)
Berlin
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.218
Description
Molded white pitcher with slightly glossy glaze. The pitcher is molded with an allover pattern of flowers, including sunflowers, carnations, and tulips.
Context
Made by the United State Pottery Co. in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
United States Pottery Company
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.217
Description
Molded white pitcher with slightly glossy glaze. The pitcher is molded with an allover pattern of flowers, including sunflowers, carnations, and tulips.
Context
Made by The United States Pottery Co. in Bennington, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
United States Pottery Company
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Earthenware
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.1
Description
Rockinghamware (or flint enameled) pitcher. The fluted body of the pitcher flares outward at both the bottom and top. The spout is shaped like an acanthus leaf and begins halfway down the body of the pitcher.
Context
Made in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.12
Description
Brown glazed molded ceramic pitcher. The pitcher is molded into 8 facets, each scalloping upward at the rim. The exterior is molded with a vine of grapes at the top and tall leaves on the bottom.
Context
Made in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Burlington
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.9
Description
Faceted black pitcher with semi-gloss glaze. The pitcher is shaped into 6 facets, each with the molded decoration of a rose on the bottom and three leaves on the top. The handle arches upward into a point that extends higher than the rim of the pitcher.
Context
Made by Norton & Fenton in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Norton and Fenton
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.349
Description
Small green glass pitcher with twisted blown pattern and applied handle.
Context
Owned by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
1864
19th Century
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Pitcher
Name/Title
Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1177
Description
Amethyst glass pitcher. The pitcher has an ear-shaped handle with crimping at the application points. It sits on a low, round base. The body has a distinct shoulder.
Context
Possibly made in Salisbury, Vermont. Owned in Middlebury, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Attribution
Attributed to
Lake Dunmore Glass Company
Middlebury
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Middlebury
Platter
Name/Title
Platter
Entry/Object ID
1933.6
Description
Blue-and-white transfer-printed platter featuring an Asiatic design of bamboo and flowers. The border consists of many-petaled flowers interspersed with scroll designs. The central design shows a basket or vase of flowers on the proper right and a naturalistic scene of bamboo and flowers on the left. The center of the dish angles down into a well at the left.
Use
Used to serve meat. The well allowed the juices to collect so the roast would not soak.
Context
The Marquis de Lafayette was served from this platter in Montpelier, VT in 1825
Acquisition
Accession Number
1933.6
Source or Donor
Farwell, Mrs. Henry L.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Mason's
1813-1825
Staffordshire
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
LaFayette, Marquis de (1757-1834)
Montpelier
Reagent Bottle
Name/Title
Reagent Bottle
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.476
Description
Clear glass bottle with cylindrical body. The bottle has a heavy base and short neck, flaring outwards at the rim.
Context
Used in the chemical lab at Middlebury College. Possibly made at Lake Dunmore, Salisbury, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Attribution
Attributed to
Lake Dunmore Glass Company
19th Century
Salisbury
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Middlebury College
Middlebury
Reagent Bottle
Name/Title
Reagent Bottle
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.477
Description
Tall green glass bottle. The bottle has a narrow base. The body widens to the shoulder, and the bottle has a long neck and slightly flared finish.
Context
Made in Salisbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Attribution
Attributed to
Lake Dunmore Glass Company
Lake Dunmore
Materials
Glass
Reagent Bottle
Name/Title
Reagent Bottle
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.484
Description
Tall green glass bottle. The body has straight sides and the bottle has a long, flared neck.
Context
Made in Salisbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Salisbury
Materials
Glass
Saltcellar
Name/Title
Saltcellar
Entry/Object ID
1992.30.3
Description
Square glass salt dish molded with a repeating design of squares on the base. The straight sides slope slightly inward toward the top.
Use
Used to hold salt for serving during mealtime
Context
Used on the camp table of Confederate General Richard L. Page, whose troops were overtaken by a group that included Rufus Kinsley. The piece was present to Kinsley after the battle.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1992.30
Source or Donor
Kinsley, Sumner E.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1861-1865
19th Century
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Kinsley, Rufus (1831-1911)
Alabama
Civil War
Sauce Dish
Name/Title
Sauce Dish
Entry/Object ID
1998.5.1.5
Description
White, oval sauce dish with a brown and tan Greek key patterned border. The reverse is marked with "England/W.H. GRINDLEY" and the pattern name, "The Corfu."
Context
Used at the Poor Farm in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1998.5
Source or Donor
Somaini, Robert R.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
W. H. Grindley
England
Relationships
Montpelier
Sauce Dish
Name/Title
Sauce Dish
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.536
Description
Small, pink-and-white transfer-printed sauce dish with a central design of three men at a table. The border is printed with repeating vignettes showing Asiatic scenery. The label on the reverse is illegible.
Context
Owned by Rachel Dodge Rugg in Londonderry, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Staffordshire
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rugg, Rachel Dodge (1814-1871)
Londonderry
Sauce Dish
Name/Title
Sauce Dish
Entry/Object ID
1959.17.79
Description
White ceramic sauce dish with a plain band of gilding around the edge and gilded circle in the center.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Haviland
19th Century
France
Materials
Porcelain
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Saucer
Name/Title
Saucer
Entry/Object ID
1999.44
Description
Clear glass saucer pasted with stamps. The saucer is molded on the reverse with a design of repeating circles. The smooth top is covered in brown paper onto which have been glued green and pink postage stamps showing Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. Prior to application, the stamps were carefully cut apart: the central oval and denominations (1, 2, and 3) are cut out separately.
Context
The stamps are from the Civil War correspondences between Thomas Brown of Ryegate, VT and his family.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1999.44
Source or Donor
Maver, Amelia B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1864
Ryegate
Materials
Glass, Paper
Relationships
Brown, Thomas
Ryegate
Civil War
Saucer
Name/Title
Saucer
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1056
Description
White ceramic saucer decorated with bands and sprigs of pink luster.
Context
Used by Hannah Hager in Chester, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Relationships
Hager, Hannah Caryl (1788-1871)
Chester
Saucer
Name/Title
Saucer
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1058
Description
White-bodied ceramic saucer with pink luster abstract floral design. The design consists of concentric pink luster circular bands. Within the outermost two bands are a hatched or chevron-shaped vine and a more naturalistic vine with pink leaves and red-petaled flowers.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Saucer
Name/Title
Saucer
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1074
Description
White-bodied ceramic saucer with pink luster abstract floral design. The design consists of concentric pink luster circular bands. Within the outermost two bands are a hatched or chevron-shaped vine and a more naturalistic vine with pink leaves and red-petaled flowers.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Saucer
Name/Title
Saucer
Entry/Object ID
1954.27.25
Description
White-bodied ceramic saucer with molded and lustered design. The body of the saucer is molded with curvilinear rococo swashes and floral sprigs. The floral sprigs are painted with purple luster.
Context
Owned by G. Nelson Brigham in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.27
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Chelsea
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Brigham, G. Nelson
Montpelier
Saucer
Name/Title
Saucer
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1075
Description
White-bodied ceramic saucer with pink luster abstract floral design. The design consists of concentric pink luster circular bands. Within the outermost two bands are a hatched or chevron-shaped vine and a more naturalistic vine with pink leaves and red-petaled flowers.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Saucer
Name/Title
Saucer
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1059
Description
White-bodied ceramic saucer with pink luster abstract floral design. The design consists of concentric pink luster circular bands. Within the outermost two bands are a hatched or chevron-shaped vine and a more naturalistic vine with pink leaves and red-petaled flowers.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Saucer
Name/Title
Saucer
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1080
Description
White-bodied ceramic saucer with pink luster abstract floral design. The design consists of concentric pink luster circular bands. Within the outermost two bands are a hatched or chevron-shaped vine on a pink ground and a more naturalistic vine with pink leaves and red-petaled flowers on a white ground.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Saucer
Name/Title
Saucer
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1061
Description
White-bodied ceramic saucer with pink luster abstract floral design. The design consists of concentric pink luster circular bands. Within the outermost two bands are a hatched or chevron-shaped vine and a more naturalistic vine with pink leaves and red-petaled flowers.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Saucer
Name/Title
Saucer
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1060
Description
White-bodied ceramic saucer with pink luster abstract floral design. The design consists of concentric pink luster circular bands. Within the outermost two bands are a hatched or chevron-shaped vine and a more naturalistic vine with pink leaves and red-petaled flowers.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Saucer
Name/Title
Saucer
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1263
Description
Blue-and-white transfer-printed saucer. The plate is decorated with a a swirling design around the border and at the center. The border of the saucer is molded into repeated facets. The back is labeled "GRANITE CHINA WR.S.&Co."
Context
Used by Lucretia Rugg Twitchell in Jamaica, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
William Ridgeway, Son & Co.
1861
19th Century
Staffordshire
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Twitchell, Lucretia Rugg (1797-1861)
Jamaica
Saucer
Name/Title
Saucer
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1362
Description
White ceramic saucer decorated with bands and sprigs of pink luster.
Context
Used by Hannah Hager in Chester, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Relationships
Hager, Hannah Caryl (1788-1871)
Chester
Saucer
Name/Title
Saucer
Entry/Object ID
1958.8
Description
Square saucer with fluted rim. The center is printed with the image of a square building with a tower at the front. The image is labeled, "NORMAL SCHOOL, RANDOLPH, VT." The corners of the plate are decorated with gilding in a zig-zag pattern. The bottom has the label, "MADE IN GERMANY FOR W.C. LAMSON, WEST RANDLOPH, VT. 100".
Context
Souvenir of Randolph, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.8
Source or Donor
Kerwick, Francis W.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
W. C. Lamson
West Randolph
Saucer
Name/Title
Saucer
Entry/Object ID
1959.17.80
Description
White ceramic saucer with a plain band of gilding around the edge and gilded circle in the center. The rim is molded into flutes.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Haviland
19th Century
France
Materials
Porcelain
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Skylight
Interpretative Labels
Skylight, 1857 Johannes Oertel (1823-1909) Washington, DC Glass and cast iron Gift of Winston L. Prouty, 1951.48 This painted glass skylight depicts Vermont’s state seal, as it looked in 1857. The skylight was installed in the new ceiling in the chamber of the US House of Representatives. Johannes Oertel painted the 37 seals of states and territories on glass to represent the extent of the United States at that time. During renovations to the US Capitol Building in 1949, the iron and glass skylights were removed and replaced with a plaster ceiling. Congressman Winston L. Prouty claimed this piece for the Vermont Historical Society in 1951.
Name/Title
Skylight
Entry/Object ID
1951.48
Description
Round stained glass window with an image of the Vermont state seal. The seal consists of a scenic view of a field with a cow, three sheaves of wheat, and a tall evergreen tree with several mountains in the background. Above the seal is a stag's head, and beneath the crest is a ribbon with the inscription, "FREEDOM VERMONT & UNITY." The window has an iron framework surrounding window and three structural arms attaching to framework at the top, bottom, and both sides. The metal framework was painted with a silver colored paint after the skylight was disassembled.
Context
Vermont skylight that hung in the House of Representatives chamber in the US Capitol until 1949.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1951.48
Source or Donor
Prouty, Winston Lewis (1906-1971)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Oertal, Johannes
1857
Washington
Materials
Glass, Metal, Paint, Iron
Relationships
Prouty, Winston Lewis (1906-1971)
Washington, Vermont
Snuff Jar
Name/Title
Snuff Jar
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1306ab
Description
Red ceramic snuff jar with round lid. The lid has a raised, round post in the center as a handle. The glaze was heavily applied, leaving drips.
Context
Made in Middlebury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Middlebury
Materials
Ceramic
Soup Plate
Name/Title
Soup Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.533
Description
White ceramic soup plate or bowl. The inside of the bowl is hand-painted with a simple design of pink roses. There is a large sprig in the center and four small sprigs around the edge. Both the well and the edge are decorated with pink dots. There is a large, mended crack across the whole.
Context
Owned by Elizabeth Howe Goddard in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
1825
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Goddard, Elizabeth Howe (1775-1825)
Reading
Soup Plate
Name/Title
Soup Plate
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1057
Description
White-bodied ceramic soup plate with pink luster abstract floral design. The design consists of concentric pink luster circular bands. Within the outermost two bands are a hatched or chevron-shaped vine and a more naturalistic vine with pink leaves and red-petaled flowers.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Soup Plate
Name/Title
Soup Plate
Entry/Object ID
1959.17.59
Description
White-bodied ceramic soup bowl with pink luster abstract floral design. The design consists of concentric pink luster circular bands. Within the outermost two bands are a hatched or chevron-shaped vine and a more naturalistic vine with pink leaves and red-petaled flowers.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Spittoon
Name/Title
Spittoon
Entry/Object ID
1945.45
Description
Rectangular spittoon with flared top and molded designs. The molded designs are architectural, featuring columns at the corners and gothic windows on the sides. The top slopes inward to a circular opening, and another semi-circular opening is on one of the short sides. The bottom is impressed with the makers mark, "Ba[illeg]/Burlington, Vt." The surface is decorated with a very slightly striated brown glaze.
Use
Used as a receptacle to spit into. The side hole was for draining the spit.
Context
Made in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.45
Source or Donor
Unknown
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Burlington
Materials
Ceramic
Spittoon
Name/Title
Spittoon
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.54
Description
Rockingham glazed ceramic spittoon. The round spittoon flares outward toward the top, and the center sloped downward to a round center hole. There is a semi-circular hole for drainage. The bottom marked, "United States Pottery Company.
Use
Used as a receptacle to spit into. The side hole was for draining the spit.
Context
Made by The United States Pottery Company in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
United States Pottery Company
1852-1858
Bennington
Materials
Earthenware
Spittoon
Name/Title
Spittoon
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.52
Description
Ceramic spittoon with mottled brown glaze. The body of the spittoon is concave around the exterior, and the top slopes downward to a circular hole. One side has an oval drainage hole.
Use
Used as a receptacle to spit into. The side hole was for draining the spit.
Context
Made in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Spittoon
Name/Title
Spittoon
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.55
Description
Ceramic spittoon with mottled brown glaze. The body of the spittoon is concave around the exterior, and the top slopes downward to a circular hole. One side has an oval drainage hole. The bottom is impressed with the label, "Lyman Fenton & Co."
Context
Made by Lyman, Fenton & Co. in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Lyman, Fenton & Company
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Spittoon
Name/Title
Spittoon
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.57
Description
Agateware ceramic spittoon. The surface is decorated with a marbled pattern of white, orange, and brown. The body of the spittoon is concave around the exterior and molded into triangular facets. The top slopes downward to a circular hole. One side has an triangular drainage hole. The bottom is lightly impressed with the label, "United States Pottery Co. Bennington, Vt."
Use
Used as a receptacle to spit into. The side hole was for draining the spit.
Context
Made by The United States Pottery Co. in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
United States Pottery Co.
1853
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Spittoon
Name/Title
Spittoon
Entry/Object ID
1959.23.18
Description
Ceramic spittoon with mottled brown glaze. The body of the spittoon is concave around the exterior, and the top slopes downward to a circular hole. One side has an oval drainage hole. The bottom is impressed with the label, "Lyman Fenton & Co."
Use
Used as a receptacle to spit into. The side hole was for draining the spit.
Context
Made by Lyman, Fenton & Co. in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.23
Source or Donor
Horton, Ida B.
Made or Created
Lyman, Fenton & Company
1849-1852
Bennington
Materials
Earthenware
Sugar Bowl
Name/Title
Sugar Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1954.31.1de
Description
White-bodied ceramic sugar bowl and lid. The bowl is round with a flaring lip and sits on a round base. There are square handles on either side, decorated with gilding. The lid is topped with a seed pod sitting on a bed of leaves.
Context
Owned by Carrie Wheelock in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.31
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
19th Century
Relationships
Wheelock, Carrie M.
Barre City
Sugar Bowl
Name/Title
Sugar Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1364ab
Description
White ceramic sugar bowl decorated with pink luster sprigs. The squat, vasiform bowl has scrolling handles on either side (one now missing). The rim of the opening flares outward and is decorated with a pink luster floral vine. The lid is sprigged in the same design as the body and topped with a rectangular handle.
Context
Used by Hannah Hager in Chester, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Hager, Hannah Caryl (1788-1871)
Chester
Sugar Bowl
Name/Title
Sugar Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1959.17.87ab
Description
White-bodied porcelain sugar bowl with three-tiered lid and head-shaped handles. The round body sits on a small pedestal base, and flares only slightly toward the rim. The two handles are molded in the shape of a human head with a face, and each is edged in gilding. The tiered lid is round, and the edge of each tier is gilded in a simple band.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Haviland
19th Century
France
Materials
Porcelain
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Sugar Bowl
Name/Title
Sugar Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1959.33a-b
Description
Round sugar bowl and lid. The bowl and lid are decorated with a hand-painted design of vines of pink fruits or flowers. The bowl sits on a short pedestal base and has straight sides that flare out dramatically at the top before coming back in into a sort of half-lid or upper rim. Two handles are set into the upper rim. A round, domed lid sets into the rim and had a central finial handle.
Context
Owned by Eula Putnam Bowen of Worcester, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.33
Source or Donor
Hawes, Cora Batchelder
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
20th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Brown, Eula Putnam (1879-1958)
Worcester
Syrup Can
Name/Title
Syrup Can
Entry/Object ID
2011.29.1
Description
Porcelain maple syrup container with black pen & ink style designs by Ed Koren. The design shows sugaring scenes on all four sides. The bottom is printed with a black logo reading, "KOPOTS/VERMONT", and showing a character holding a pen in one hand and pitcher in the other. The pour spout is sealed with a large cork.
Artwork Details
Porcelain
Context
Made by Kopots Vermont, Inc.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2011.29
Source or Donor
Garfield, Marjorie B.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Potok, Charlotte Cherney (1930-2008), Koren, Edward Benjamin (b. 1935)
Kopots Vermont, Inc.
1985-2008
Vermont
Syrup Pitcher
Name/Title
Syrup Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.30
Description
Small white ceramic pitcher with a design of palm trees. The handle is in the shape of a branch. A metal lid is mounted onto the top edge of the pitcher and opens on a hinge near the handle. The bottom is marked with a small ribbon with the initials "USP".
Context
Made by the United States Pottery Company in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
United States Pottery Company
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic, Metal
Syrup Pitcher
Name/Title
Syrup Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
1960.1.1
Description
Small white ceramic pitcher with a design of palm trees. The handle is in the shape of a branch. The bottom is marked with a small ribbon with the initials "USP".
Context
Made by The United States Pottery Company in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1960.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
United States Pottery Company
19th Century
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1082
Description
White-bodied ceramic tea cup with pink luster abstract floral design. The body of the cup is flared toward the lip and has a round pedestal base. The small handle is angular with a protruding tip. The design around the outside consists of a pink luster floral vine with red-petaled flowers beneath a pink chevron or scalloped border.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1083
Description
White-bodied ceramic tea cup with pink luster abstract floral design. The body of the cup is flared toward the lip and has a round pedestal base. The small handle is angular with a protruding tip. The design around the outside consists of a pink luster floral vine with red-petaled flowers beneath a pink chevron or scalloped border.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1065
Description
White, small, handleless tea cup decorated in a band with pink luster sprigs.
Context
Used by Hannah Hager in Chester, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Hager, Hannah Caryl (1788-1871)
Chester
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1954.27.24
Description
White-bodied ceramic teacup with molded and lustered design. The body of the cup is faceted and molded with curvilinear rococo swashes and floral sprigs. The floral sprigs are painted with purple luster. The handle is round.
Context
Owned by G. Nelson Brigham in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.27
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Chelsea
Relationships
Brigham, G. Nelson
Montpelier
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1954.27.2
Description
Small blue & white teacup with a high handle and flared lid. The blue-and-white transfer-printed design shows figures having a picnic in a meadow overlooking a lake.
Context
Owned by the Wheelock family in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.27
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Staffordshire
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Barre City
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1954.27.23
Description
Small blue & white teacup with a high handle and flared lid. The blue-and-white transfer-printed design shows figures having a picnic in a meadow overlooking a lake. The other side is printed with two repeated Asiatic towers.
Context
Owned by the Wheelock family in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.27
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Staffordshire
Relationships
Barre City
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1954.27.22
Description
White teacup or tea bowl with no handle. The cup is decorated with hand-painted sprigs of flowers in red and purple on both the exterior and interior of the cup.
Context
Owned by the Wheelock family of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.27
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Relationships
Barre City
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1954.27.3
Description
White teacup or tea bowl with no handle. The cup is decorated with hand-painted sprigs of flowers in red and purple on both the exterior and interior of the cup.
Context
Owned by the Wheelock family of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.27
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Barre City
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1062
Description
White-bodied ceramic tea cup with pink luster abstract floral design. The body of the cup is flared toward the lip and has a round pedestal base. The small handle is angular with a protruding tip. The design around the outside consists of a pink luster floral vine with red-petaled flowers beneath a pink chevron or scalloped border.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1069
Description
White-bodied ceramic tea cup with pink luster abstract floral design. The body of the cup is flared toward the lip and has a round pedestal base. The small handle is angular with a protruding tip. The design around the outside consists of a pink luster floral vine with red-petaled flowers beneath a pink hatched border.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1063
Description
White-bodied ceramic tea cup with pink luster abstract floral design. The body of the cup is flared toward the lip and has a round pedestal base. The small handle is angular with a protruding tip. The design around the outside consists of a pink luster floral vine with red-petaled flowers beneath a pink hatched border.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1085
Description
White-bodied ceramic tea cup with pink luster abstract floral design. The body of the cup is flared toward the lip and has a round pedestal base. The small handle is angular with a protruding tip. The design around the outside consists of a pink luster floral vine with red-petaled flowers beneath a pink chevron or scalloped border.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1084
Description
White-bodied ceramic tea cup with pink luster abstract floral design. The body of the cup is flared toward the lip and has a round pedestal base. The small handle is angular with a protruding tip. The design around the outside consists of a pink luster floral vine with red-petaled flowers beneath a pink chevron or scalloped border.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1068
Description
White-bodied ceramic tea cup with pink luster abstract floral design. The body of the cup is flared toward the lip and has a round pedestal base. The small handle is angular with a protruding tip. The design around the outside consists of a pink luster floral vine with red-petaled flowers beneath a pink chevron border.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1081
Description
White-bodied ceramic tea cup with pink luster abstract floral design. The body of the cup is flared toward the lip and has a round pedestal base. The small handle is angular with a protruding tip. The design around the outside consists of a pink luster floral vine with red-petaled flowers beneath a pink vine border.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1086
Description
Small, white ceramic handleless tea cup decorated with bands and sprigs in pink luster.
Context
Used by Hannah Hager in Chester, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Hager, Hannah Caryl (1788-1871)
Chester
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1064
Description
White ceramic handleless tea cup decorated with bands and sprigs in pink luster.
Context
Used by Hannah Hager in Chester, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Hager, Hannah Caryl (1788-1871)
Chester
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1361
Description
White ceramic handleless tea cup decorated with bands and sprigs in pink luster.
Context
Used by Hannah Hager in Chester, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Hager, Hannah Caryl (1788-1871)
Chester
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1959.17.49
Description
White-bodied ceramic tea cup with pink luster abstract floral design. The body of the cup is flared toward the lip and has a round pedestal base. The small handle is angular with a protruding tip. The design around the outside consists of a pink luster flora vine with red-petaled flowers beneath a pink chevron or scalloped border.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
1959.17.78
Description
White ceramic teacup with gilding around the rim. The cup has a handle, and the body is molded into 14 facets.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Haviland
France
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Teapot
Name/Title
Teapot
Entry/Object ID
1954.31.1ab
Description
White-bodied ceramic teapot with gilded decoration. The teapot has a round body that narrows upward to the top opening. The ear-shaped handle is attached with a molded leaf, which accented with gilding. The spout is gilded. The lid is topped with a seed pod sitting on a bed of leaves.
Context
Owned by Carrie Wheelock home in Barre, Vt.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.31
Source or Donor
Dewey, Breta Bringham
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
19th Century
Relationships
Wheelock, Carrie M.
Barre City
Teapot
Name/Title
Teapot
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1365ab
Description
White ceramic teapot decorated with pink luster sprigs. The semi-rectangular body of the pot is decorated in a band on the upper half, with a curved spout on one end and an angular handle on the other. The opening flares outward and is decorated with a pink luster vine. The lid is decorated with the same sprigs as the body and topped with a rectangular handle.
Context
Used by Hannah Hager in Chester, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Hager, Hannah Caryl (1788-1871)
Chester
Teapot
Name/Title
Teapot
Entry/Object ID
1959.17.88ab
Description
White porcelain teapot with bands of gilding around the lid, lid handle, shoulder, and along the spout and handle. The body of the pot has straight sides, which angle sharply inward toward the opening. The lid has a round center handle.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Haviland
19th Century
France
Materials
Porcelain
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Tile
Name/Title
Tile
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.97
Description
Decorative ceramic tile with mottled brown glaze. The tile is molded with a diaper or repeating diamond pattern in the center and a raised ogee molded frame around the edges. The back is marked, "Lyman Fenton & Co. / Bennington, Vt. / Fenton's ENAMEL PATENTED 1849."
Context
Made by Lyman, Fenton & Co. in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Lyman, Fenton & Company
1849-1852
Bennington
Materials
Ceramic
Trinket Box
Name/Title
Trinket Box
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.590ab
Description
Rectangular trinket box with removable lid. Both the lid and the box are decoratively molded with swirls. The lid is printed with the image of a building with a prominent tower and the label, "BLACK RIVER ACADEMY, LUDLOW, VT." The bottom of the box is printed with the label, "MADE IN GERMANY FOR JOHN BARRETT LUDLOW VT."
Context
Souvenir of Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
19th Century
Germany
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Barrett, John (1836-1925), Black River Academy
Ludlow
Vase
Name/Title
Vase
Entry/Object ID
1961.28
Description
Blue glazed ceramic vase. The top of the vase flares outward into four soft corners. The bas is round. The bottom is marked "S. Ballard VERMONT 12".
Context
Made by Stanley Ballard in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1961.28
Source or Donor
Follette, Clara Ellwood (1904-1992)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Ballard, Stanley (1917-1960)
1940-1950
Burlington
Materials
Ceramic
Vase
Name/Title
Vase
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.129
Description
Two-handled jug or vase with a brown, cream and yellow scroll design. The design is hand-painted underglaze and features a repeating scroll pattern in yellow with a brown background and accents. the top of the design is accented with repeating triangles, and the base is rimmed with striped. The handles are formed of two rolls of clay twisted together.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1964.63
Source or Donor
France
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Henriot Quimper
20th Century
France
Materials
Porcelain
Relationships
Merci Train
World War II
Vase
Name/Title
Vase
Entry/Object ID
1958.12ab
Description
Matching pair of hand-painted decorative vases. Each vase sits on a low base and has a long neck. The body of the vase is decorated in a multicolored pattern of flowers in medallions. The painting is above the glaze, and the white details are three-dimensional.
Context
Owned by Abigail Kidder Johnson Kimballs of Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.12
Source or Donor
Follette, Arthur
Follette, May E. (1878-1971)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Made or Created
1920
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Kimball, Abigail Kidder Johnson (1812-1901)
Ludlow
Vase
Name/Title
Vase
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.821
Description
Miniature vase printed with crest of the town of Hartland, Vermont. The crest consists of a shield shape with a stag's head and curled pike. The shield is surrounded by laurel leaves. Beneath the design is the inscription, "HARTLAND". The bottom is labeled, "DEVONIA ART CHINA ENGLAND" in a circle around the initials "W B P."
Context
Souvenir of Hartland, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Devonia Art China
England
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Hartland
Vegetable Dish
Name/Title
Vegetable Dish
Entry/Object ID
1998.5.1.9
Description
White, oval vegetable dish with a brown and tan Greek key patterned border. The reverse is marked with "England/W.H. GRINDLEY" and the pattern name, "The Corfu."
Context
Used at the Poor Farm in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1998.5
Source or Donor
Somaini, Robert R.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
W. H. Grindley
England
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Montpelier
Washbasin
Name/Title
Washbasin
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.122
Description
Slightly faceted washbasin with flared rim and mottled glazed decoration. The glaze is spotted with green and striped with orange. The bottom is marked, "Lyman Fenton & Co. / Bennington, Vt. / Fenton's ENAMEL PATENTED 1849."
Context
Made by Lyman, Fenton & Co. in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Lyman, Fenton & Company
1849-1852
Bennington
Materials
Earthenware
Washbasin
Name/Title
Washbasin
Entry/Object ID
1957.1.114
Description
Washbasin with flared rim and mottled brown and black glaze decoration. The edge of the rim is molded with floral decorations. The bottom is marked, "Lyman Fenton & Co. / Bennington, Vt. / Fenton's ENAMEL PATENTED 1849."
Context
Made by Lyman, Fenton & Co. in Bennington, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1957.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Lyman, Fenton & Company
1849-1852
Bennington
Materials
Earthenware
Waste Bowl
Name/Title
Waste Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1959.17.56
Description
White-bodied ceramic waste bowl with pink luster abstract floral design. The body of the bowl is flared toward the lip and has a round pedestal base. The design around the outside consists of a pink luster floral vine with red-petaled flowers beneath a pink chevron or scalloped border.
Use
Used during tea service to receive the cold tea from a cup before pouring a new, hot cup.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, VT
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
19th Century
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Waste Bowl
Name/Title
Waste Bowl
Entry/Object ID
1959.17.86
Description
White porcelain waste bowl with a plain band of gilding around the top edge. The bowl sits on a low pedestal.
Use
Used during tea service to receive the cold tea from a cup before pouring a new, hot cup.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1959.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
Haviland
19th Century
France
Materials
Porcelain
Relationships
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Reading
Water Cooler
Name/Title
Water Cooler
Entry/Object ID
1954.17.23
Description
Salt-glazed stoneware water cooler. The barrel-shaped cooler is decorated with four incised horizontal lines around both the top and the bottom, and a large hand-painted feather or fern leaf. There is a large, round hole and bottom center, but the spout is not missing. At the top center is the stamped label, "E. & L.P. NORTON BENNINGTON VT. 3". The interior is glazed dark brown.
Context
Made by E. and L. P. Norton in Bennington, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1954.17
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Made or Created
E. & L. P. Norton
1861-1881
Bennington
Materials
Stoneware
Water Cooler
Name/Title
Water Cooler
Entry/Object ID
1945.47
Description
Large stoneware baluster- or vase-shaped water cooler with molded and painted decoration in blue. The front is decorated with a molded design of Diana, a woman in a short toga standing with a deer and reaching back for an arrow. The sides are molded with flowers. Between the molded decorations are blue slip designs of floral vines. Toward the bottom is a round hole. Above the hole is the incised inscription, "4/L. W. Fenton/St. Johnsbury".

Water cooler made by L.W. Fenton, St. Johnsbury, VT. Incised mark: "4 / L.W. Fenton / St. Johnsbury" Gray stoneware with blue slip and applied decorations including the figure of Diana, flowers, vines and foliage.
Use
Used to insulate and dispense water or other cold beverages
Context
Made in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1945.47
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Loan
Made or Created
L. W. Fenton
1845-1855
St. Johnsbury
Materials
Stoneware
Wine Glass
Name/Title
Wine Glass
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1128b
Description
Thick, molded glass stem glass. The short step is shaped into a baluster and sits on a round base. The cup flares outward toward the top and is subtly shaped into 5 facets.
Context
Used in the First Congregational Church in West Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Rutland
Wine Glass
Name/Title
Wine Glass
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.916
Description
Clear glass wine glass. The cup sits on a low stem with a circular base. The body flares outward toward the top, and the rim is curled outward.
Context
Owned by Salmon Dutton in Cavendish, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
18th Century
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Dutton, Salmon (1741-1824)
Cavendish
Wine Glass
Name/Title
Wine Glass
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1128a
Description
Thick, molded glass stem glass. The short step is shaped into a baluster and sits on a round base. The cup flares outward toward the top and is subtly shaped into 5 facets.
Context
Used in the First Congregational Church in West Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Rutland

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