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Yellow Ware


North Exeter Street (18BC135)
19th-century Row houses


Bull’s Head Tavern (18BC139-337)
Brick privy (Feature 9)
Circa 1800 to 1830



Thumbnail image of a Mocha decorated chamber pot with an applied handle from (18BC135), when clicked on will open a larger image Thumbnail image of a Mocha decorated chamber pot with an applied handle from (18BC135), when clicked on will open a larger image Thumbnail image of a banded chamber pot from 18BC139, when clicked on will open to a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a banded chamber pot from 18BC139, when clicked on will open to a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a Banded and rilled yellow ware salt dish from 18BC139, when clicke on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a Banded and rilled yellow ware salt dish from 18BC139, when clicke on will open a larger image view.
Mocha decorated chamber pot
with an applied handle.
Banded Chamber pot. Banded and rilled yellow ware salt dish.

North Pearl Street (18BC162)
Privy (Feature 2-03)
Circa 1803 to 1833



Federal Reserve (18BC27)
Brick-lined privy (Feature 17)
Mid to third quarter of 19th century

Thumbnail image of a printed yellow ware mug from 18BC162, when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a printed yellow ware mug from 18BC162, when clicked on will open a larger image view.   Thumbnail image of a large bowl fragment that was incised and engine turned from 18BC27, when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a large bowl fragment that was incised and engine turned from 18BC27, when clicked on will open a larger image view.
Printed yellow ware mug. Mug’s small size indicates it was intended for use by a child.

 

This large bowl was incised and engine turned. 

Federal Reserve (18BC27)
Brick-lined privy (Feature 14)
Circa 1850 to 1870

Thumbnail image of a yellow ware undecorated soup plate - when clicked on will open a larger image. Thumbnail image of an undecorated plate, impressed mark Sharpe’s Derbyshire on reverse.  Thomas Sharpe (Sharpe, Brothers & Co.) company began production c. 1821 - when clicked will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a yellow ware undecorated soup plate sherd - when clicked will open a larger image view.

Undecorated plate, impressed mark Sharpe’s Derbyshire on reverse.  Thomas Sharpe (Sharpe, Brothers & Co.) company began production c. 1821.

Undecorated soup plate.
 


Federal Reserve (18BC27)
Privy Pit (Feature 36)
Mid to third quarter of 19th century

Banded yellow ware mug. This mug probably
dates to the third quarter of the 19th century.

The bulbous shape of this banded pitcher/
jug dates it circa 1850 to 1880.

Creamer or gravy server with molded
floral motif.


Federal Reserve (18BC27)
Brick-lined privy pit (Feature 30)
Mid to third quarter of 19th century

Thumbnail image of a banded yellow ware mug with applied handle from 18BC27, when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a yellow ware undecorated flower pot - when clicked on will open a larger image. Thumbnail image of a large bowl fragment with applied slip in blue from 18BC27, when clicked on will open a larger image view.

Banded mug with applied handle.

Undecorated yellow ware in what is believed
to be either a flowerpot form or
a close stool pan.

This large bowl has applied slip in blue.


Federal Reserve (18BC27)
Brick-lined privy pit (Feature 30)
Mid to third quarter of 19th century




H & S Bakery (18BC32)
Feature 21 – Wood-lined privy
Mid-19th century



Levering Coffee House (18BC51)

 

Thumbnail image of a lid to a small unidentified hollow vessel decorated by encrustation:small bits of adhered and glazed clay from 18BC27 - when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a lid to a small unidentified hollow vessel decorated by encrustation:small bits of adhered and glazed clay from 18BC27 - when clicked on will open a larger image view. Mixing bowl or chamberpot  with green mocha in a horizontal orientation  on white band.  Horizontally-oriented seaweed and feather mocha motifs became popular in the 1870s (Gallo 1985:43) Mixing bowl or chamberpot  with green mocha in a horizontal orientation  on white band.  Horizontally-oriented seaweed and feather mocha motifs became popular in the 1870s (Gallo 1985:43) Thumbnail image of a Blue and brown banded bowl from 18BC51 - when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a Blue and brown banded bowl from 18BC51 - when clicked on will open a larger image view.

Lid to a small unidentified hollow vessel
decorated by encrustation: small bits of
adhered and glazed clay.  The lid  (3”
diameter) also has a rilled rim. McAllister
(1997:97) dates encrusted yellow wares
to the late 19th century.

Mixing bowl or chamberpot  with green
mocha in a horizontal orientation on white
band.  Horizontally-oriented seaweed and
feather mocha motifs became popular in the
1870s (Gallo 1985:43)

Blue and brown banded bowl.


Private Collections

Thumbnail image of a mocha thistle pattern jug from a private collection - when clicked on will open a larger image view.
Thumbnail image of a Molded mixing bowl with an apple green glaze from a private collection - when clicked on will open a larger image view.
Thumbnail image of a candlestick with flint - when clicked on will open a larger image view.

Mocha thistle pattern jug. Vessel height: 8.5”
Mocha thistle patterns were introduced
between 1810 and 1830  (Gallo 1985:43).
This vessel probably made c. 1870 - 1890,
based on vessel shape.

Molded mixing bowl with an apple
green glaze.  This glaze typical of pieces
c. 1900 to 1940 (Slesin et al. 1997:140). 
The wide, flat rim band is also characteristic
of the same time period (Gallo 1985:51).

Candlestick with flint enamel glaze.
This glazing on yellow ware post dates 1849 (Hastings et al. 1918:25).


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Thumbnail image of a yellow ware undecorated soup plate - when clicked on will open a larger image. Thumbnail image of an undecorated plate, impressed mark Sharpe’s Derbyshire on reverse.  Thomas Sharpe (Sharpe, Brothers & Co.) company began production c. 1821 - when clicked will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a yellow ware undecorated soup plate sherd - when clicked will open a larger image view.  Thumbnail image of a banded yellow ware mug from 18BC27, when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a bulbous shaped banded pitcher from 18BC27, when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a creamer or gravy server with molded floral motif from 18BC27, when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a banded yellow ware mug with applied handle from 18BC27, when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a yellow ware undecorated flower pot - when clicked on will open a larger image. Thumbnail image of a large bowl fragment with applied slip in blue from 18BC27, when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a mocha thistle pattern jug from a private collection - when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a Molded mixing bowl with an apple green glaze from a private collection - when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a candlestick with flint - when clicked on will open a larger image view. 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. 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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