COLONOWARE c.1700 AFRICAN-AMERICAN SLAVERY POTTERY South Carolina Charleston, SC
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EXTREMELY RARE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COLONOWARE POTTERY FRAGMENT, FROM c.1700, COOPER RIVER, CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA.Colonoware is among the earliest pottery created by Africans in the United States [see Rice, 'World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of Material Life of Slaves in the United States, p. 135-36.].
Low-fired, clay pottery vessel fragment; measures circa 6 by 4 inches, slightly flared rim. This fragment was excavated from the Cooper River, Charleston County, South Carolina, and dates from c.1675-1725. Photographed with and without flash. As I'm listing this, there are no other examples of Colonoware available on the market.
You really can only see them at some of the finest museums and special collections in the United States. This colonoware fragment has excellent provenance, having come from the estate of noted African-American art historian, Carroll Theodore Greene, Jr. Green lectured, curated many exhibits, and published widely on the work of Africa American artists. In 1967, he co-curated "The Evolution of Afro-American Artists: 1800-1959" with Romare Bearden . In 1968, he began a fellowship in Museum Studies at the Smithsonian Institute, where he played a role in adding to the museum's collection of African American artifacts. He published 'American Visions, Afro-American Art-1986' in 1987. He was a founding ... read more