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Prior to the mid-19th century, most clay (kaolin) pipes
were produced in family-run workshops. Makers’
marks on these pipes, typically just a set of initials, often
help establish a date and place for their manufacture.
Some marks were part of…

Samuel Danforth operated his shop in Hartford
from 1795-1816, producing a wide variety of wares,
including dishes, tankards, flagons, baptismal bowls,
and porringers. Danforth’s touch marks feature four
eagles flanked by the initials SD; the D is…

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New York silversmith Benjamin Wynkoop produced
this cann which belonged to Jonathan and Jerusha
Sturges of Fairfield. It bears Wynkoop’s mark, the
letters “W K B” within a heart shape, as well as the
initials of the owners on the handle.…

Sometimes an artist’s creation is reinterpreted or
reused in a very different way. This skimmer is a
sieve-like spoon that is used for skimming cooking
liquids or lifting ripened cream from milk. Compare
this to the face of the Bulkley clock next…

tall case clock.jpg
This clock is one of the earliest known works by
clockmaker Joseph Bulkley, who lived in Fairfield
from 1755 to 1815. The rather crude castings
of the dial ornaments, the simple decoration of
the second hand’s dial opening, and the…

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This basket is attributed to artist Molly Hatchett
of the Paugussett, a basket maker who sold her work
throughout western Connecticut. Her baskets can
be found in museum collections across America,
including the Smithsonian. Regional…

lanceolate blades.jpg
These lithics are selected from a group of 93 blades
which were found together in a cache in Fairfield.
The stone is dolomite and shale, which came from
upstate New York. Each blade is strikingly similar.
The blades were found lying against one…

Logo for the exhibit "Make Your Mark"
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