Cobalt decorated salt-glazed stoneware
Remmey Potteries, Philadelphia
H: 10.5″; W: 7″
Stoneware pitcher from the Remmey Potteries in Philadelphia. The Remmey family was involved in pottery production from the late 16th century in France. The first Remmey immigrant, Johannes (1706-1762) established a pottery in New York City in 1735. His grandson, Henry (1775-1865) moved to Philadelphia in the early 1800s and established a pottery on Marshall Street. In 1817, the family opened a branch in Baltimore but that facility survived for only about 12 years when it was closed. The family continued to produce pottery in different forms in Philadelphia until the early 1980s.