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Object ID # 1959.046.004
Object Name Jar
Title Crockery Jar for Vinegar or Tomatoes or Fruit
Lexicon category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Wide-mouthed 19th-century crockery jar for vinegar, tomatoes, fruit, etc. The exterior has a greyish-brown colour, with a rough, shiny glaze. The inside is dark-brown. The jar shape is vase-like. It has no lid or stopper. It looks like a stoneware crockery jar, and there is no pottery identification on it.
Provenance Previously belonged to either the Peter Inglis family or the William Kennedy family in the 19th-century. It later was passed down to a grand-daughter, who lived at Inglis Falls and Owen Sound, Grey County.
Peter Inglis (1813-1901) and his wife Ann emigrated from Fifeshire, Scotland in 1843. They purchased the mill-setup at the head of the Sydenham River in 1845 and used the water power of what became known as "Inglis Falls" in Derby Township, located south of Owen Sound. The other possibility for the ownership of the crock was the William Kennedy and Agnes (Stark) Kennedy family of Owen Sound, Grey County. The Kennedy family had moved to several places in Canada West before they ended up in Owen Sound, C.W. in the 1850s. William Kennedy (d. 1885) was a millwright and established a foundry and planing mill business in town.
Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Ceramic/Glaze
Dimensions H-22 Dia-12.5 cm
Found Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
People Kennedy, Thomas
Inglis, Peter
Kennedy, William (Senior)
Kennedy, Amy
Function The crockery jar would have been used in a kitchen or pantry area to hold tomatoes, fruit or vinegar. The top would have been closed up in some fashion, perhaps cloth tied on the top if the food was to be used up quickly. Perhaps wax was used to seal it up for longer storage?