One of possibly two sherds from the same vessel - a teapot, with a very decorative design - links to a larger image. Sherd fragment showing a putti figure in an applied relief decoration-links to a larger image. Sherd interior of teapot with applied sprig molding. The interior of the teapot shows the slight sheen of the smear glaze, while the exterior has more of a matte finish - links to a larger image.

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White Felspathic Stoneware
Mid 18th c. to early 19th c.


Federal Reserve (18BC27)
Mid-19th century Privy

 

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 Back view Paste Shot
              One of possibly two sherds from the same vessel - a teapot, with a very decorative design.    Sherd fragment showing a putti figure in an applied relief decoration.   Sherd interior of teapot with applied sprig molding. The interior of the teapot shows the slight sheen of the smear glaze, while the exterior has more of a matte finish - .                   Side-view of paste shot of the putti teapot fragment. Side-view of paste shot of the putti teapot fragment - links to a larger image.

These two fragments are probably from the same vessel – a teapot. The putto figure is an applied relief decoration.

Sherd interior of teapot with applied sprig molding. The interior of the teapot shows the slight sheen of the smear glaze,
while the exterior has more of a matte finish.
 Profile (shown on right) of putto decorated teapot showing paste typical
of white felspathic stonewares. The thin dark line along the upper third of the vessel profile shows the
delineation between the sprig molded motif and the body of the vessel.


H & S Bakery (18BC32)
Feature 20 – Brick-lined Privy
Early to mid-19th century




Private Collection
Early 19th-century
 

White felspathic stoneware teapot fragment with a smear glazed interior - click image to see larger view. White felspathic stoneware teapot fragment with a smear glazed interior - click image to see larger view. This white felspathic stoneware teapot shows acanthus leaves and an American eagle central motif.  The teapot galleries, handle, spot and rim are outlined in blue enamel.  Made circa 1800 to 1810.  Vessel height: 5.6". This white felspathic stoneware teapot shows acanthus leaves and an American eagle central motif.  The teapot galleries, handle, spot and rim are outlined in blue enamel.  Made circa 1800 to 1810.  Vessel height: 5.6" -  links to a larger image.
White felspathic stoneware teapot fragment with a
smear glazed interior.
This white felspathic stoneware teapot shows acanthus
leaves and an American eagle central motif. The teapot
galleries, handle, spot and rim are outlined in blue enamel.
Made circa 1800 to 1810. Vessel height: 5.6".

Molded and green glazed vessel of indeterminate form – probably serving dish.  Green glaze covers both the interior and exterior of the vessel. Molded and green glazed vessel of indeterminate form – probably large plate or serving dish.  Green glaze covers both the interior and exterior of the vessel. Molded and green glazed vessel of indeterminate form – probably serving dish or large plate.  Green glaze covers both the interior and exterior of the vessel. Unidentified hollow vessels, one molded with a corn kernel motif and the other a basket weave.  The corn molded fragment has a pale pink interior glaze. Corn was a popular motif in majolica ceramics. Pitcher in private collection. This vessel is representative of the inexpensive lead glazed imitations of Jasper stoneware, produced in the first half of the 19th century. Dipped pearlware mug with greyish-brown slip, to which sprig molded figures have been applied.  This vessel is representative of the inexpensive lead glazed imitations of Jasper stoneware, produced in the first half of the 19th century. In this closup of vessel on left, in the damaged area above the legs in the figure on the right, the unglazed greyish color of the slip is visible where portions of the sprig molded design have flaked away. Bone china saucer with light blue floral motif.  Note that the floral basket is enclosed within a larger molded motif. Bone china bowl, possibly a slop bowl, with a light blue thistle and shamrock sprig molded motif.  This vessel is badly stained - possibly known as Chelsea sprig pattern, dated by the Museum Victoria in Victoria, Australia as circa 1880, based on archaeological context. Queen’s ware (creamware) ashtray with sprig molded grapevine design. Closeup detail of plate shown on left - Queen’s ware (creamware) ashtray with sprig molded grapevine design. Printed mark “WEDGWOOD of Etruria & Barlaston, Made in England” dating after c. 1940 (Godden 1964:660).  The impressed mark reads “Wedgwood 4 C 65”, meaning that this vessel was made in April of 1965 (Godden 1964:659). Bone china sugar dish with blue floral sprigging.  It is part of a largely complete teaware set previously owned by the Ogle family, former owners of Belair Museum. The sugar dish bears the impressed mark of John Wedge Wood, in business in Staffordshire between 1841 to 1860  (Godden 1964).  Wood apparently tried to capitalize off the reputation of Josiah Wedgwood’s firm by marking his wares in a manner that could be easily be mistaken for the better known firm.  Note the small space between the G and the W in Wedgwood.  Josiah Wedgwood’s firm also never used the initial J. in their marks. This bone china cup in the Blue Chelsea pattern bears the post 1962 mark of Adderleys Ltd. (Godden 1964:25), attesting to the production of this type of sprig decorated ware into the second half of the twentieth century.
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Updated:  10/31/16

One of possibly two sherds from the same vessel - a teapot, with a very decorative design - links to a larger image. Sherd fragment showing a putti figure in an applied relief decoration-links to a larger image. Sherd interior of teapot with applied sprig molding. The interior of the teapot shows the slight sheen of the smear glaze, while the exterior has more of a matte finish - links to a larger image. White felspathic stoneware teapot fragment with a smear glazed interior - click image to see larger view.