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Porcelain Marbles

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Federal Reserve Site (18BC27)
Unglazed porcelain marble with barely visible painted floral motif in blue and green. Similar marbles have been found in archaeological contexts dating c. 1850-1910 (Carskadden and Gartley 1990) - Click images for larger view. Unglazed porcelain marble with painted bull’s eye and repeating leaf pattern motif around the circumference. Similar marbles have been found in archaeological contexts dating c. 1850-1860 (Carskadden and Gartley 1990). The painted motif is almost entirely worn off of this porcelain marble - Click images for larger view. Unglazed porcelain marble with painted bull’s eye and repeating leaf pattern motif around the circumference. Similar marbles have been found in archaeological contexts dating c. 1850-1860 (Carskadden and Gartley 1990). The painted motif is almost entirely worn off of this porcelain marble - Click images for larger view. Unglazed porcelain marble decorated with intersecting sets of parallel lines in red and green. This decorative motif was common from c.1850 to 1910 - click image to see larger view.
Unglazed porcelain marble with
barely visible painted floral motif in
blue and green. Similar marbles have been found in archaeological contexts dating c. 1850- 1910 (Carskadden
and Gartley 1990). 


Unglazed porcelain marble with painted
bull’s eye and repeating leaf pattern
motif around the circumference. 
Similar marbles have been found in archaeological contexts dating
c. 1850-1860 (Carskadden and
Gartley 1990). The painted motif is
almost entirely worn off of this
porcelain marble.
Unglazed porcelain marble
decorated with intersecting sets
of parallel lines in red and green.
This decorative motif was common from c.1850 to 1910.

Levering Coffee House (18BC51)
  Unglazed porcelain marble with a spray of leaves in combination with parallel lines. This decorative motif occurs throughout period c. 1850-1910 , but the color palette of blue, dark green and red, as well as the fact that it is unglazed, suggests that this marble dates to the 1850s-1860s (Carskadden and Gartley 1990:67) - Click images for larger view.  
 

Unglazed porcelain marble with a spray of leaves in combination with parallel lines.  This decorative motif occurs throughout period c. 1850-1910 , but the color palette of blue, dark green and red, as well as the fact that it is unglazed, suggests that this marble dates to the 1850s-1860s
(Carskadden and Gartley 1990:67).


Privy 19A01 (18BC80)
Unglazed porcelain marble with painted bull’s eye motif. Marbles with this type of bull’s eye with a repeating leaf pattern around the circumference have been found in archaeological contexts dating c. 1850-1860 (Carskadden and Gartley 1990) - Click images for larger view.
 
Unglazed porcelain marble decorated with intersecting sets of parallel lines in orange and green.This decorative motif was common from c.1850 to 1910 - Click images for larger view.

Unglazed porcelain marble with painted
bull’s eye motif.  Marbles with this type of
bull’s eye with a repeating leaf pattern
around the circumference have been
found in archaeological contexts dating
c. 1850-1860 (Carskadden and
Gartley 1990).

 

Unglazed porcelain marble decorated
with intersecting sets of parallel lines in
orange and green.This decorative motif
was common from c.1850 to 1910.


Queenstown Courthouse (18QU124)

  Unglazed porcelain marble decorated with intersecting sets of parallel lines in red, blue and green. This decorative motif was common from c. 1850 to 1910, although the color combination and unglazed condition of marble suggest a c. 1850s-1860s date - Click images for larger view.  

Unglazed porcelain marble decorated with intersecting
sets of parallel lines in red, blue and green.
This decorative motif was common from
c. 1850 to 1910, although the color combination
and unglazed condition of marble suggest
a c. 1850s-1860s date.

 

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Updated:  12/31/12

Unglazed porcelain marble with barely visible painted floral motif in blue and green. Similar marbles have been found in archaeological contexts dating c. 1850-1910 (Carskadden and Gartley 1990) - Click images for larger view. Unglazed porcelain marble with a spray of leaves in combination with parallel lines. This decorative motif occurs throughout period c. 1850-1910 , but the color palette of blue, dark green and red, as well as the fact that it is unglazed, suggests that this marble dates to the 1850s-1860s (Carskadden and Gartley 1990:67) - Click images for larger view. Unglazed porcelain marble with painted bull’s eye motif. Marbles with this type of bull’s eye with a repeating leaf pattern around the circumference have been found in archaeological contexts dating c. 1850-1860 (Carskadden and Gartley 1990) - Click images for larger view. Unglazed porcelain marble decorated with intersecting sets of parallel lines in orange and green.This decorative motif was common from c.1850 to 1910 - Click images for larger view. Unglazed porcelain marble decorated with intersecting sets of parallel lines in red, blue and green. This decorative motif was common from c. 1850 to 1910, although the color combination and unglazed condition of marble suggest a c. 1850s-1860s date - Click images for larger view. Unglazed porcelain marble decorated with intersecting sets of parallel lines in red and green. This decorative motif was common from c.1850 to 1910 - click image to see larger view.