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Ohio Finds: Riley Bratton Jug

Above: Not a lot is known about this Ohio potter, but a bit of detective work found the origins of this jug he made that is decorated with an incised heron.

Riley Bratton remains a bit of a mystery when it comes to Ohio potters, but some of the utilitarian stoneware he produced in Muskingum County in the mid-19th century has an intriguing characteristic: incised designs that make them of considerable interest to stoneware and folk art collectors.

Check out this month's column featuring Fascinating Objects from Our Past.

Read the full article online.

Originally published in the JAN/FEB 2023 issue of Ohio Magazine.

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