R0822S.STUYVESANTSEAL.M Blackglass, freeblown (dipmold) magnum squat cylinder wine sealed to upper body "P.S" in intertwined script intials. c1770+. Traditionally ascribed to Petrus Stuyvesant (1727-1805) great great grandson of Peter Stuyvesant the last Dutch Director-General of New Netherlands, later to become New York. However, new info as follows:
That man is Phillip Schuyler of Revolutionary war fame.
Philip John Schuyler (November 20, 1733 – November 18, 1804) was a general in the American Revolution and a United States Senator from New York.
He joined the British forces in 1755 during the French and Indian War, raised a company, and was commissioned as its Captain by his cousin, Lt. Governor James Delancey. In September of 1755, he married Catherine Van Rensselaer (1734-1803) at Albany. This cemented his relationship with another powerful New York family. From 1761 to 1762, Schuyler made a trip to England to settle accounts from his work as quartermaster. During this time his home in Albany, later called Schuyler Mansion, was built. His country estate at Saratoga (which is now Schuylerville, New York) was also begun. After the war he also expanded his estate at Saratoga, expanding his holdings to tens of thousands of acres, tenant farmers, a store, mills for flour, flax, and lumber. His flax mill for the making of linen was the first one in America. He built several schooners on the Hudson River, and named the first one the "Saratoga".
Schuyler began his political career as a member of the New York Assembly in 1768, and served in that body until 1775. During this time his views came to be more opposed to the colonial government.He was also made a Colonel in the militia for his support of governor Henry Moore.
Schuyler was elected to the Continental Congress in 1775, and served until he was appointed a Major General of the Continental Army in June. General Schuyler took command of the Northern Department, and planned the Invasion of Canada (1775). His poor health required him to place Richard Montgomery in command of the invasion.
The British invasion was eventually stopped and defeated at the Battle of Saratoga by Continental forces then under the command of Gates and Benedict Arnold. That victory, the first wholesale defeat of a large British army at the hands of the former colonials, brought France into the war on the American side.
He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1780 to 1784, and at the same time New York State Surveyor General from 1781 to 1784. Afterwards he returned to the State Senate from 1786 to 1790,
In 1789, he was elected a U.S. Senator from New York to the First United States Congress, serving from July 27, 1789, to March 4, 1791. After losing his bid for re-election in 1791, he returned to the State Senate from 1792 to 1797. In 1797, he was elected again to the U.S. Senate and served in the 5th United States Congress from March 4, 1797 until his resignation because of ill health on January 3, 1798.
Philip's country home had been destroyed by British General John Burgoyne's forces in September, 1777. Starting later that year, he rebuilt on the same site, now located in southern Schuylerville, New York. The 1777 home is maintained by the National Park Service as part of the Saratoga National Historical Park, and is open to the public.
Schuyler died at his mansion in Albany on November 18, 1804, and is buried in the Albany Rural Cemetery at Menands, New York. Schuyler County, Illinois, and Schuyler County, New York, were named in his honor.
In 1833, construction of a fort began on the tip of the Throggs Neck peninsula in New York, to protect the western end of the Long Island Sound. The installation of armament was completed in 1856, and the fortification was named Fort Schuyler in his honor.
Albany, New York erected a statue of Schuyler by sculptor J. Massey Rhind in 1925.
Full original surface gloss, very dark olive green, various small bubbles, medium kickup with large rough sand pontil, sagged base, whittled body sides round shoulders into longish tapering nec through fine applied separate stringrim below heavily turned down over lip. Pot stone to shoulder with 1/4" internal stress fracture and vague dark 1/4"diameter oyster on surface. Otherwise excellent. Well struck seal wit good lip edge.This example is of smaller size and very different lip configuration to others existing. 12 1/8"high, 5 1/2"diameter £2450