David Drake (Dave the Potter), American, 1800/01 - 1870s, Possibly made at the John or Abner Landrum Potteries, Horse Creek Valley or Pottersville, Edgefield District, South Carolina


about 1825-1840

Stoneware with a light, grayish-green alkaline glaze

Overall: 14 1/2 × 8 11/16 × 8 1/4 in. (36.8 × 22 × 21 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Katharine T. and Merrill G. Beede 1929 Fund



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name



Decorative Arts

Not on view


Signed (incised), on shoulder: Dave; impressed, near base: c [rotated on its end]

Course History

HIST 9.01, America: From Invasion to Independence, Paul Musselwhite, Fall 2019

ENGL 52.3, AAAS 82.5, COCO 3.1, Dave the Potter: Slavery Between Pots and Poems, Michael Chaney, Spring 2017

Exhibition History

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-August 16, 2020.

Publication History

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 112, ill. plate no. 43.


Private collection, dates unknown; Crocker Farm, Inc., Stoneware Auction, lot no. 441, Sparks, Maryland, October 22, 2016; sold to present collection, 2016.

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