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Object Name Vase
Catalog Number 1978.1.2 [dup2]
Maker Bybee Pottery
Date 1927
Material(s) Clay
Dimensions H-1.52 Dia-5.5 inches
Description This vase is a slipcast salt-glazed stoneware piece with heavy rose colored over-glaze inside and out. The piece has a wide base with rounded bottom of the vase, two handles and a slightly flared mouth. On the bottom is the shape of the state of Kentucky with "1937 / SELDEN / BYBEE" in it and "513" under it.
Notes Seldon was a salesman for the Bybee Pottery, selling in New York in 1925. Seldon Bybee pottery was made from 1927-1929.

Made by the Cornelison Family around 1940 at their pottery in Bybee in Madison County, the oldest continously operated pottery west of the Appalachian Mountains. The pottery was open by 1845 and possibly as early as 1809. The donor's mother, Ida Chaney Alcorn, sold Bybee pottery from her home on Route 60 east of Louisville from the late 1920s through the 1950s. The pottery listed this item as #12, 8" plate, priced 65 cents.
Collection MRs. Charles L. Parker Collection
People Bybee Pottery
Subjects Ceramics
Search Terms Madison County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS