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Tin Glazed


Early Polychrome Tin Glaze

Royalty

Blue dash charger with polychrome painted decoration. Blue dash charger with polychrome painted decoration. Charger painted in polychrome with royal figure, possibly King William III (see photo below).  The fragments depict portions of the figure’s leg and ermine cape - Royal portraits remained popular for long periods of time (mid 17th thought late 18th century), but entire pieces are easily dated because the figures are identifiable. This piece is almost identical to one of William III, circa 1690, illustrated in Britton (1982:63).     Charger painted in polychrome with royal figure, possibly King William III (see photo below).  The fragments depict portions of the figure’s leg and ermine cape - Royal portraits remained popular for long periods of time (mid 17th thought late 18th century), but entire pieces are easily dated because the figures are identifiable. This piece is almost identical to one of William III, circa 1690, illustrated in Britton (1982:63). Royal figure on whole plate - private collection. Royal figure on whole plate - private collection.

Blue dash charger with polychrome painted decoration.  A charger
is a large shallow dish with a heavy footring.  This vessel shows the
muted colors typical of early polychrome tin glaze. Reddish paste
indicates vessel of French or Italian origin. The Town Neck site
(1661-1673) in Annapolis, was home of wealthy merchant Ralph Williams.

Town Neck Site 18AN944, (1661-1673).

Charger painted in polychrome with royal
figure
,
possibly King William III (see photo right). The fragments depict portions of the figure’s leg and ermine cape. Royal portraits remained popular for long periods of time (mid 17th thought late 18th century), but entire pieces are easily dated because the figures are identifiable.  This piece is almost identical to one of William III, circa 1690, illustrated in Britton (1982:63).

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770.


Geometric Motifs

Charger painted in blue geometric motif.   Charger painted in blue geometric motifSee example from Austin 1994:130 shown on right.
Charger painted in blue geometric motif.
See example from Austin 1994:130 shown on right.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770.

Charger painted in blue geometric motif - See example from Austin 1994:130 shown on right. Charger painted in blue geometric motif - See example from Austin 1994:130 shown on right.

Dish painted with geometric rim design. 

Dish fragment painted with geometric rim design.

Buck Site, 18KE292.

Dish painted with geometric rim design.
 Geometric motifs were among the earliest produced on British tin glaze, in imitation of Spanish ceramics
(Black 2001:20).  Similar examples dated 1640s-1660s in Black (2001) and I. Noel Hume (1977).

Seated Chinese Figure

Plate painted in blue and purple with seated Chinese figure.  Dated examples with seated figures date 1669-1737 (Shlasko 1989). Plate painted in blue and purple with seated Chinese figure.  Dated examples with seated figures date 1669-1737 (Shlasko 1989). Plate with similar seated figure shown in Black (2001:15), dated c. 1710-1730.

Plate painted in blue and purple with seated
Chinese figure
.  Dated examples with seated
figures date 1669-1737 (Shlasko 1989).   Based
on examples in printed sources, this example
dates to the late 17th century [circa 1680-1700]
(Archer and Morgan 1977).

Buck Site, 18KE292.

Plate with similar seated figure shown in
Black (2001:15), dated c. 1710-1730.

Plate or similar flatware form featuring a seated Chinese figure most commonly made between 1670 to 1699 (Shlasko 1989).

Plate or similar flatware form.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770. Plate or similar flatware form featuring a seated Chinese figure most commonly made between 1670 to 1699 (Shlasko 1989).

Punchbowl or similar hollow formfeaturing a seated Chinese figure most commonly made between 1670 to 1699 (Shlasko 1989).

Punchbowl or similar hollow form.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770. Punchbowl or similar hollow formfeaturing a seated Chinese figure most commonly made between 1670 to 1699 (Shlasko 1989).

Vessels featuring a seated Chinese figure most commonly made between 1670 to 1699 (Shlasko 1989).

Oriental Landscapes

Plate painted in blue with probable Chinoiserie motif -  Probably dates to the second quarter of 18th century based on similar examples in Archer 1997).

Plate painted in blue with probable Chinoiserie motif. 
Probably dates to the second quarter of 18th century
based on similar examples in Archer 1997).

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770. Plate painted in blue with probable Chinoiserie motif -  Probably dates to the second quarter of 18th century based on similar examples in Archer 1997).

Bowl fragments painted in Chinoiserie-style landscape motif.

Bowl fragments painted in
Chinoiserie-style landscape motif.

Two Friends Site, 18CH308, Work yard and Trash Midden  Associated with Small Farm, 1740-1780.

Bowl fragments painted in Chinoiserie-style landscape motif.

Reconstructed bowl with Chinoiserie design, painted in blue with Chinese style landscape and figure, and red rim line. Chinese landscapes on tin glaze most predominant 1720s-c 1780, with peak production circa 1750. Red rim lines date between 1730s to 1790s with highest occurrence in 1730s and 1740s.               Reconstructed bowl with Chinoiserie design, painted in blue with Chinese style landscape and figure, and red rim line. Chinese landscapes on tin glaze most predominant 1720s-c 1780, with peak production circa 1750. Red rim lines date between 1730s to 1790s with highest occurrence in 1730s and 1740s.

Reconstructed bowl with Chinoiserie design, painted in blue with Chinese style landscape
and figure, and red rim line.   Chinese landscapes on tin glaze most predominant
1720s-c 1780, with peak production circa 1750. Red rim lines date between 1730s to
1790s with highest occurrence in 1730s and 1740s.

Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation, 18PR175, vessel #2331.

Reconstructed bowl with Chinoiserie design, painted in blue with Chinese style landscape and figure, and red rim line. Chinese landscapes on tin glaze most predominant 1720s-c 1780, with peak production circa 1750. Red rim lines date between 1730s to 1790s with highest occurrence in 1730s and 1740s. Reconstructed bowl with Chinoiserie design, painted in blue with Chinese style landscape and figure, and red rim line. Chinese landscapes on tin glaze most predominant 1720s-c 1780, with peak production circa 1750. Red rim lines date between 1730s to 1790s with highest occurrence in 1730s and 1740s.

Chinese Floral

Punchbowl painted in blue and purple with Chinese floral pattern.

Punchbowl painted in blue and purple with
Chinese floral pattern.

Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation, 18PR175,
Well, 18th century. Punchbowl painted in blue and purple with Chinese floral pattern.

 

Polychrome decorated body sherds. Bowl (second from right) decorated in blue, red, yellow and green in Chinoiserie floral motif. See similar complete bowl on far right from a private collection.       Polychrome decorated body sherds. Bowl (second from right) decorated in blue, red, yellow and green in Chinoiserie floral motif. See similar complete bowl on far right from a private collection.        

Bowl decorated in blue, red, yellow and green in
Chinoiserie floral motif

Chinese-inspired floral designs were very popular,
with a long range of production.  A similar Bristol vessel
illustrated in Britton (1982:181) was dated to c. 1750.

Angelica Knoll (18CV60), c. 1650 - 1770.

 

Bowl decorated in blue and purple with Chinoiserie scroll motif - see whole plate on right with similar pattern. Similar rim motifs depicted in Britton (1982: various) and Black (2001:25) date from c. 1740 to 1770. Bowl decorated in blue and purple with Chinoiserie scroll motif - see whole plate on right with similar pattern. Similar rim motifs depicted in Britton (1982: various) and Black (2001:25) date from c. 1740 to 1770.     Whole plate example of similar scroll pattern shown on right - Private collection.
Bowl decorated in blue and purple with Chinoiserie
scroll motif. Whole plate example of similar scroll
pattern shown on right - Private collection.

Similar rim motifs depicted in Britton (1982: various)
and Black (2001:25) date from c. 1740 to 1770.

Angelica Knoll (18CV60), c. 1650 - 1770. Whole plate example of similar scroll pattern shown on right - Private collection.

 

Punchbowl painted in blue with floral sprays and bird sitting on a fence.

Punchbowl painted in blue with floral sprays
and bird sitting on a fence.  Archer (1997:180-187)
depicts similar motifs as dating circa 1750s to 1760s.

Two Friends Site, 18CH308, Work yard and Trash
Midden  Associated with Small Farm, 1740-1780.

Punchbowl painted in blue with floral sprays and bird sitting on a fence.


Plate painted in blue with floral sprays and a large central peony, a fence, and bamboo along the upper right side from the Brookes Inn 18PR386.


Image courtesy of US Postal Service

Plate painted in blue with floral sprays and a large central peony, a fence,
and bamboo along the upper right side.

Brookes Inn (18PR386 ), ca. 1670 - 1790


Nevers or Persian Blue

Porringer with Nevers or Persian Blue style decoration. Dark blue tinted glaze with decoration in white.

Porringer with Nevers or Persian Blue
style
decoration. Dark blue tinted glaze
with decoration in white.

Horne Point, 18DO58, Late 17th to early
18th century plantation. Porringer with Nevers or Persian Blue style decoration. Dark blue tinted glaze with decoration in white.

A similar porringer from the Pilgrim Hall Museum, Massachusetts, believed to have been made in London between 1680 and 1700.

A porringer similar to
the one shown on left, believed to have been
made in London between
1680 and 1700.

From the Pilgrim Hall Museum, Massachusetts. A similar porringer from the Pilgrim Hall Museum, Massachusetts, believed to have been made in London between 1680 and 1700.

Hollow vessel with Nevers or Persian Blue style decoration. Dark blue tinted glaze with decoration in white.

Hollow vessel with Nevers or Persian
Blue style
decoration. Dark blue tinted glaze
with decoration in white.  Most typical of late
seventeenth century.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770. Hollow vessel with Nevers or Persian Blue style decoration. Dark blue tinted glaze with decoration in white.

Possible porringer with Nevers blue tin glaze-TGEW vessel #3 -18CV83 Kings Reach Site c. 1690-1710

Possible porringer with Nevers blue tin glaze.
TGEW vessel #3

18CV83 Kings Reach Site c. 1690-1710

 


Lead Backed Wares

 


Lead-backed sherds.

 Lead-backed sherds.

Compton, 18CV279 /264 (left)
and 18CV279 /171 (right). Lead-backed sherds.


Charger with blue painted motif and lead glazed back, rim sherd. (interior on left, close up of exterior on right).          Charger with blue painted motif and lead glazed back, rim sherd. (interior on left, close up of exterior on right).

               interior                             close up of exterior      

Charger with blue painted motif and
lead glazed
back, rim sherd.

Compton, 18CV279-171, mid- to late
17th-century homelot. Charger with blue painted motif and lead glazed back, rim sherd. (interior on left, close up of exterior on right). ../Colonial-LargeImages/Tin Glazed/TG_CV279_246_171_a.htm

 

Charger painted with blue floral motif and with lead glaze over a tin glaze on the vessel underside.             
interior                                     exterior

Charger painted with blue floral motif and with lead glaze
over a tin glaze on the vessel underside.
Lead-backed tin-glazed wares were produced
until the early decades of the 18th century. 

Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1610. Charger painted with blue floral motif and with lead glaze over a tin glaze on the vessel underside. ../Colonial-LargeImages/Tin Glazed/TG_CV271_1610.htm

Tin glazed charger with Chinese style motif with lead glazed back from Compton Site 18CV279.        Tin glazed charger with Chinese style motif with lead glazed back from Compton Site 18CV279.
interior                                     exterior

 

Tin glazed charger with Chinese style motif. Lead glazed back.

18CV279 Compton Site


Mimosa


Punch bowl  with mimosa pattern.  The fashion for mimosa motifs was around 1740 (Archer 1997:174).

Punch bowl  with mimosa pattern.  The cluster of circles at the right side
of the sherd is the typical motif of the mimosa pattern.  The fashion for mimosa motifs
was around 1740 (Archer 1997:174).

Angelica Knolls, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770.

Punch bowl  with mimosa pattern.  The fashion for mimosa motifs was around 1740 (Archer 1997:174).

Bristol Blue Green Red

Chinese or common shape cup with painted star and grid pattern in blue, red and green (left) - this vessel may have been made in Bristol in the early 18th century in a fashion known as Bristol blue-red-green. Whole mug with similar pattern-from private collection on right.            Whole example of a chinese common shaped cup with painted star and grid pattern from a private collection.

Chinese or common shape cup with painted star and
grid pattern in blue, red and green (left). This vessel may
have been made in Bristol in the early 18th century in a
fashion known as Bristol blue-red-green. Whole mug
with similar pattern-from private collection on right.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770. Chinese or common shape cup with painted star and grid pattern in blue, red and green (left) - this vessel may have been made in Bristol in the early 18th century in a fashion known as Bristol blue-red-green. Whole mug with similar pattern-from private collection on right.  Chinese or common shape cup with painted star and grid pattern in blue, red and green (left) - this vessel may have been made in Bristol in the early 18th century in a fashion known as Bristol blue-red-green. Whole mug with similar pattern-from private collection on right.

Coffee or teapot lid decorated in floral motif in blue, red and green - This style characterized by rich colors on an almost dead white background (Britton 1982:209). Pieces illustrated in Britton date between c. 1705 (p. 86) and the 1720s and 1730s.

Coffee or teapot lid decorated in floral motif in
blue, red and green.

This style characterized by rich colors on an almost
dead white background (Britton 1982:209).
Pieces illustrated in Britton date between c. 1705
(p. 86) and the 1720s and 1730s.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770. Coffee or teapot lid decorated in floral motif in blue, red and green - This style characterized by rich colors on an almost dead white background (Britton 1982:209). Pieces illustrated in Britton date between c. 1705 (p. 86) and the 1720s and 1730s.

Hollow vessel painted polychrome with red, yellow and blue motif on dead white background - May have been made in Bristol in the early 18th century in a fashion known as Bristol blue-red-green - This style characterized by rich colors on an almost dead white background (Britton 1982:209). Pieces illustrated in Britton date between c. 1705 (p. 86) and the 1720s and 1730s. in Britton date between c. 1705 (p. 86) and the 1720s and 1730s.

Hollow vessel painted polychrome with red, yellow and
blue motif on dead white background.

     Date Range:  May have been made in Bristol in the early 18th century in a fashion known as
Bristol blue-red-green.  This style characterized by rich colors on an almost dead
white background (Britton 1982:209). 
Pieces illustrated in Britton date between c. 1705 (p. 86) and the 1720s and 1730s.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770.

Tin glazed earthenware teapot lid painted in floral motif in red and blue. Rim diameter:  2.00”; Lid height:  1.25” - from 18QU124.     Tin glazed earthenware teapot lid painted in floral motif in red and blue. Rim diameter:  2.00”; Lid height:  1.25” - from 18QU124.

Tin glazed earthenware teapot lid painted in floral motif
in red and blue. Rim diameter:  2.00”; Lid height:  1.25”.

Queenstown Courthouse 18QU124

 

Tin glazed earthenware bowl painted on the interior base with blue, green and red floral motif. Base diameter:  3.25” - from 18QU124.

Tin glazed earthenware bowl painted on the interior
base with blue, green and red floral motif.
Base diameter:  3.25”

Queenstown Courthouse 18QU124


Powdering

Circa 1655-1660 caudle shape tankard in British Museum.


Circa 1655-1660 caudle shape tankard.

In British Museum. Circa 1655-1660 caudle shape tankard in British Museum.

Plate powdered in manganese around white panels with blue floral motif.

Plate powdered in manganese around white
panels with blue floral motif.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60. Plate powdered in manganese around white panels with blue floral motif.

 

Two Friends Site, 18CH308, Work yard and Trash Midden
  Associated with Small Farm, 1740-1780

.Bowl with purple powdering around an unidentified motif (most likely a fish) in blue and yellow.

Bowl with purple powdering around an unidentified motif (most
likely a fish) in blue and yellow. Fish decorated punch bowls
were very popular in the American colonies between the
1740s to the mid 1770s (Lange 2001:48).

Overall powdering on tankards most common c. 1630-1670s. 
Powdering around white panels on plates and punch bowls
most common 1738 to 1764. Bowl with purple powdering around an unidentified motif (most likely a fish) in blue and yellow.

Unidentified hollow vessel (possible jug or mug) powdered in manganese. Late 17th to early 18th century. 4.5” rim diameter.From 18BA70.

Unidentified hollow vessel (possible jug or mug)
powdered in manganese. Late 17th to early 18th century.
4.5” rim diameter.

18BA370 Todd’s Inheritance


Sponging

Hollow vessels decorated with sponging in blue.

Hollow vessels decorated with sponging in blue.
Sponging most common on British wares c. 1730-1760.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770. Hollow vessels decorated with sponging in blue.


Paneled Decoration


Common or Chinese shape cup with broad panels or medallions painted with designs. Peak of popularity 1720s-1730s.

Common or Chinese shape cup.

Buck Site, 18KE292, late 17th to early 18th century. Common or Chinese shape cup with broad panels or medallions painted with designs. Peak of popularity 1720s-1730s.


c. 1740 British plate with yellow rim showing Broad panels or medallions painted with designs. Peak of popularity 1720s-1730s - Private collection.

c. 1740 British plate with yellow rim. 

Private collection. c. 1740 British plate with yellow rim showing Broad panels or medallions painted with designs. Peak of popularity 1720s-1730s - Private collection.

Broad panels or medallions painted with designs. Peak of popularity 1720s-1730s.
Often seen in conjunction with powdering.


Leaf Hatching


Bowl decorated with hatched leaf design.  Lipski and Archer (1984) state the design was done with a quill.
Bowl decorated with hatched leaf design
Lipski and Archer (1984) state the design
was done with a quill.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770. Bowl decorated with hatched leaf design.  Lipski and Archer (1984) state the design was done with a quill.


Bowl decorated with hatched leaf design.  Lipski and Archer (1984) state the design was done with a quill.

Bowl decorated with hatched leaf design
Lipski and Archer (1984) state the design
was done with a quill.

Bennett’s Point, 18QU28, late 17th - mid
18th century plantation house. Bowl decorated with hatched leaf design.  Lipski and Archer (1984) state the design was done with a quill.

Use of hatching on leaves seen on dated examples and other vessels dated to period c. 1730 to c. 1750
(Lipski & Archer 1984; Britton 1982; Austin 1994).


Dot and Diaper


Punch bowl painted in blue and purple. Dot and diaper motif usually used as part of border or rim motif and is indicative of Chinese design influence on tin-glaze.

Punch bowl painted in blue and purple. Dot and diaper motif usually used as part of border or rim motif
and is indicative of Chinese design influence on tin-glaze. More common second half of 18th century.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770. Punch bowl painted in blue and purple. Dot and diaper motif usually used as part of border or rim motif and is indicative of Chinese design influence on tin-glaze.


Fazackerly


Fazackerly style decoration incorporates floral motifs in a distinctive palette that includes sage green, lemon yellow, strong reds, purples and blues.

Fazackerly style decoration incorporates floral motifs in a distinctive palette that
includes sage green, lemon yellow, strong reds, purples and blues. Tend to be produced in either
Liverpool or Bristol, generally attributed to c. 1760-1770.

Gott’s Court, 18AP52. Fazackerly style decoration incorporates floral motifs in a distinctive palette that includes sage green, lemon yellow, strong reds, purples and blues.


Fish Motif


Bowl fragment decorated in blue with a fish motif - Fish decorated punch bowls were very popular in the American colonies between the 1740s to the mid 1770s (Lange 2001:48).      Whole plate shown on right with fish motifs, Private Collection

Bowl decorated in blue with a fish motif
Whole plate shown on right with fish motifs, Private Collection

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770. Bowl fragment decorated in blue with a fish motif - Fish decorated punch bowls were very popular in the American colonies between the 1740s to the mid 1770s (Lange 2001:48). Whole plate shown on right with fish motifs, Private Collection

Fish decorated punch bowls were very popular in the American colonies between the 1740s to the mid 1770s (Lange 2001:48).


Rim Lining


Edge painted plate - rim lines appear on dated vessels between 1730s to 1790s, with highest occurrence in 1730s and 1740s (Shlasko 1989). Rim line is usually a reddish or brown color and is believed to have been done in imitation of Chinese porcelain.

Edge painted plate - rim lines appear on dated vessels
between 1730s to 1790s, with highest occurrence
in 1730s and 1740s (Shlasko 1989). Rim line is usually
a reddish or brown color and is believed to have been
done in imitation of Chinese porcelain.

Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation, 18PR175, vessel #2326. Edge painted plate - rim lines appear on dated vessels between 1730s to 1790s, with highest occurrence in 1730s and 1740s (Shlasko 1989). Rim line is usually a reddish or brown color and is believed to have been done in imitation of Chinese porcelain.

Punch bowl fragment painted in blue with a red rim.                 Example of a complete bowl with the use of bracket fencing  (the thick blue lines just above the leaf) as a design element seems to occur most frequently in 1750s and 1760s - private collection.

Punch bowl fragment painted in blue with a red rim line.
Example of a complete bowl (shown on right) with the use
of bracket fencing (the thick blue lines just above the
leaf) as a design element seems to occur most
frequently in 1750s and 1760s - private collection.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770. Example of a complete bowl with the use of bracket fencing  (the thick blue lines just above the leaf) as a design element seems to occur most frequently in 1750s and 1760s - private collection. Punch bowl fragment painted in blue with a red rim.



Polychrome decorated body sherd - Dated examples of rim lines range from the 1730s to the 1790s, with hightest occurrance in the 1730s and 1740s.

Polychrome decorated body sherd.

Dated examples of rim lines range from the 1730s to the 1790s,
with hightest occurrance in the 1730s and 1740s.

Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation, 18PR175. Polychrome decorated body sherd - Dated examples of rim lines range from the 1730s to the 1790s, with hightest occurrance in the 1730s and 1740s.


Undecorated Tin Glaze

Undecorated porringer with 7-lobed pierced handle with a single circular hole - Porringers were used in the 17th and 18th centuries. Undecorated porringer with 7-lobed pierced handle with a single circular hole - Porringers were used in the 17th and 18th centuries. Mended undecorated chamberpot. Mended undecorated chamberpot.

Undecorated porringer with 7-lobed pierced handle
with a single circular hole. Porringers were used in the
17th and 18th centuries.

Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation, 18PR175.

 

Undecorated chamberpot.

Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation, 18PR175.

Hollow unidentified vessel fragments from 18CV60 with pinkish coloration to glaze caused by calcareous clays containing trace elements of chrome, which come out pink when combined with tin in the glaze.  This color has no dating implications. Hollow unidentified vessel fragments from 18CV60 with pinkish coloration to glaze caused by calcareous clays containing trace elements of chrome, which come out pink when combined with tin in the glaze.  This color has no dating implications. Pinkish coloration to glaze on this porringer caused by calcareous clays containing trace elements of chrome, which come out pink when combined with tin in the glaze.  This color has no dating implications. Pinkish coloration to glaze on this porringer caused by calcareous clays containing trace elements of chrome, which come out pink when combined with tin in the glaze.  This color has no dating implications.

Hollow unidentified vessel fragments with pinkish coloration to glaze caused by calcareous clays containing trace elements of chrome, which come out pink when combined with tin in the glaze. This color
has no dating implications.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770.

 

Porringer with pinkish coloration to glaze caused by
calcareous clays containing trace elements of chrome,
which come out pink when combined with tin in the
glaze. This color has no dating implications.

Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation, 18PR175.

Plain body sherds (left) and close up of profile (right).               Plain body sherds (left) and close up of profile (right).

Plain body sherds (left) and close up of profile (right).
  
 Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation, 18PR175, vessel #6529. Plain body sherds (left) and close up of profile (right). Plain body sherds (left) and close up of profile (right).

Ointment Pots and Drug Jars

Ovoid ointment pot with everted rim and flared foot. Ovoid ointment pot with everted rim and flared foot. Undecorated ointment pot.           Undecorated tin-glazed cup - interior.

Ovoid ointment pot with everted rim and flared foot.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60,
c. 1650 - 1770.


       Undecorated ointment pot.               Cup interior.                      

Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation,
18PR175, vessel # 2336. Undecorated tin-glazed cup - interior. Undecorated ointment pot.

 

Undecorated ointment pot from 18AN39. Nineteenth-century French  ointment pot with stenciled label, with white tin glazed interior. Nineteenth-century French  ointment pot with stenciled label, with white tin glazed interior.                     Nineteenth-century French  ointment pot with stenciled label, with white tin glazed interior.

Undecorated ointment pot.

Saunders Point, 18AN39
ca. 1700 - 1790

 

Nineteenth-century French  ointment pot with stenciled label, with white tin glazed interior.  Nineteenth-century French ointment pots with stenciled labels,
with white tin glazed interiors.

Juvenile Justice,18BC139, Feature 9, oval brick lined privy.

Nineteenth-century French ointment pot with white tin glazed interior and green tin glazed exterior. Rim diameter: 2.0”; Base diameter: 1.75”; Vessel height: 2.0” - from 18BC33. Nineteenth-century French ointment pot with white tin glazed interior and green tin glazed exterior.  Stencilled initials D. R. on base. Rim diameter: 2.5”; Base diameter: 2.25”; Vessel height: 2.5” - from 18BC33.Nineteenth-century French ointment pot with white tin glazed interior and green tin glazed exterior.  Stencilled initials D. R. on base. Rim diameter: 2.5”; Base diameter: 2.25”; Vessel height: 2.5” - from 18BC33.

Nineteenth-century French ointment pot with white
tin glazed interior and green tin glazed exterior. Rim
diameter: 2.0”; Base diameter: 1.75”; Vessel height: 2.0”.

Federal Site/Block 1370 - 18BC33
Feature 14 Privy (filled c. 1830s with garbage from an earlier household)

 

Nineteenth-century French ointment pot with white tin glazed interior
and green tin glazed exterior.  Stencilled initials D. R. on base. Rim diameter: 2.5”; Base diameter: 2.25”; Vessel height: 2.5”.

Federal Site/Block 1370 - 18BC33
Feature 14 Privy (filled c. 1830s with garbage from an earlier household)

Blue banded galley pot (left) and close up of the base (right).             Blue banded galley pot (left) and close up of the base (right).         

Tin glazed earthenware ointment pot. Rim diameter: 3.00”Base diameter:  1.80”; Vessel height:  1.75” - from 18QU124.
Blue banded galley pot (left) and close up of the base (right). 

Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation, 18PR175, vessel #2329. Blue banded galley pot (left) and close up of the base (right).  Blue banded galley pot (left) and close up of the base (right). 

Tin glazed earthenware ointment pot. Rim diameter: 3.00”;
Base diameter:  1.80”; Vessel height:  1.75”

Queenstown Courthouse 18QU124.


Tin Glazed Tiles

Painted tile with Dutch-style figures.

Painted tile with Dutch-style figures.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770. Painted tile with Dutch-style figures.


Manganese and cobalt painted tile fragments.

Manganese and cobalt painted tile fragments.

Bennett’s Point, 18QU28, late 17th - mid
18th century plantation house. Manganese and cobalt painted tile fragments.

Plate painted in blue with floral motif and rim border of interlocking arcs.

Plate painted in blue with floral motif and rim border of
interlocking arcs. Probably dates to the
mid-18th century (c. 1730-1750) based on examples
depicted in printed sources.

Patuxent Point, 18CV271-83-2. Plate painted in blue with floral motif and rim border of interlocking arcs.

Chamberpot painted with floral motifs. Vessel  likely dates to the late 17th to early 18th centuries. 7.25” rim diameter. Test Unit 1 Lot 187, from 18BA370.

Chamberpot painted with floral motifs.
Vessel  likely dates to the late 17th
to early 18th centuries.
7.25” rim diameter. Test Unit 1 Lot 187.

18BA370 Todd’s Inheritance

 

Plate painted with swag design in red and blue (left) -  This vessel is very similar to a number of vessels illustrated in Archer (1997: Plates 59-64) that are dated to the third quarter of the 18th century and manufactured at Lambeth. (example on right).                       Plate painted with swag design in red and blue (left) -  This vessel is very similar to a number of vessels illustrated in Archer (1997: Plates 59-64) that are dated to the third quarter of the 18th century and manufactured at Lambeth. (example on right).

Plate painted with swag design in red and blue (left).  This vessel is very similar to a
number of vessels illustrated in Archer (1997: Plates 59-64) that are dated
to the third quarter of the 18th century and manufactured at Lambeth. (example on right)

Gott’s Court, 18AP52. Plate painted with swag design in red and blue (left) -  This vessel is very similar to a number of vessels illustrated in Archer (1997: Plates 59-64) that are dated to the third quarter of the 18th century and manufactured at Lambeth. (example on right). Plate painted with swag design in red and blue (left) -  This vessel is very similar to a number of vessels illustrated in Archer (1997: Plates 59-64) that are dated to the third quarter of the 18th century and manufactured at Lambeth. (example on right).



Tin glaze fish drainer or colander bowl sherd, undecorated with drainage holes piercing vessel (left) - see whole example on right from private collection.Colanders and fish drainers depicted in printed sources generally date to the second half of the 18th century.                           Tin glaze fish drainer or colander bowl sherd, undecorated with drainage holes piercing vessel (left) - see whole example on right from private collection.Colanders and fish drainers depicted in printed sources generally date to the second half of the 18th century.

Tin glaze fish drainer or colander bowl sherd, undecorated with drainage holes piercing vessel (left).   
See whole example on right from private collection.  Colanders and fish drainers depicted in
printed sources generally date to the second half of the 18th century.

Horne Point, 18DO58, Late 17th to early 18th century plantation. Tin glaze fish drainer or colander bowl sherd, undecorated with drainage holes piercing vessel (left) - see whole example on right from private collection.Colanders and fish drainers depicted in printed sources generally date to the second half of the 18th century. Tin glaze fish drainer or colander bowl sherd, undecorated with drainage holes piercing vessel (left) - see whole example on right from private collection.Colanders and fish drainers depicted in printed sources generally date to the second half of the 18th century.


source dated between 1725 and 1740.

Bowl painted in blue with circular floral motif.  Lipski and Archer (1984:248)
show bowl dated 1728 with almost identical motif.  Other examples in same
source dated between 1725 and 1740.

Angelica Knoll, 18CV60, c. 1650 - 1770. Bowl painted in blue with circular floral motif. Lipski and Archer (1984:248) show bowl dated 1728 with almost identical motif. Other examples in same source dated between 1725 and 1740.


 

Plate rim sherd, close-up of profile on right.   Plate rim sherd, close-up of profile on right.

Plate rim sherd, close-up of profile on right.  Vessel #2320.

Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation, 18PR175. Plate rim sherd, close-up of profile on right.  Plate rim sherd, close-up of profile on right. 

Plate with broad blue rim band.

Plate with broad blue rim band.

Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation, 18PR175. Undecorated porringer with 7-lobed pierced handle with a single circular hole - Porringers were used in the 17th and 18th centuries. Plate with broad blue rim band.



Body sherds, Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1311 (left), and square 1709 (right).           Body sherds, Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1311 (left), and square 1709 (right).

Polychrome painted body sherds,  Patuxent Point, 18CV271,square 1311 (left), and square 1709 (right).

 


Body sherds, Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1311 (left), and square 1709 (right). Body sherds, Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1311 (left), and square 1709 (right).

Polychrome painted rim sherd (left) and body sherds, (center) Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1616, Melon Field, 18CV169/229 (right).         Polychrome painted rim sherd (left) and body sherds, (center) Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1616, Melon Field, 18CV169/229 (right).             Polychrome painted rim sherd (left) and body sherds, (center) Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1616, Melon Field, 18CV169/229 (right).

Polychrome painted rim sherd (left) and body sherds, (center)
Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1616, Melon Field, 18CV169/229 (right).

Polychrome painted rim sherd (left) and body sherds, (center) Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1616, Melon Field, 18CV169/229 (right). Polychrome painted rim sherd (left) and body sherds, (center) Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1616, Melon Field, 18CV169/229 (right). Polychrome painted rim sherd (left) and body sherds, (center) Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1616, Melon Field, 18CV169/229 (right).
 

Reconstructed bowl fragment (interior).  

Reconstructed bowl fragment (interior).

Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation, 18PR175, vessel #2321. Reconstructed bowl fragment (interior).


Rim sherd, paste only.
Rim sherd, paste only.

 Oxon Hill Manor/Addison Plantation, 18PR175, vessel #2293. Rim sherd, paste only.

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Charger painted with blue floral motif and with lead glaze over a tin glaze on the vessel underside. ../Colonial-LargeImages/Tin Glazed/TG_CV271_1610.htm Blue dash charger with polychrome painted decoration. Charger painted in blue geometric motif - See example from Austin 1994:130 shown on right. Charger painted in blue geometric motif - See example from Austin 1994:130 shown on right. Dish painted with geometric rim design. Punchbowl painted in blue and purple with Chinese floral pattern. Polychrome decorated body sherds. Bowl (second from right) decorated in blue, red, yellow and green in Chinoiserie floral motif. See similar complete bowl on far right from a private collection. Punch bowl  with mimosa pattern.  The fashion for mimosa motifs was around 1740 (Archer 1997:174). Circa 1655-1660 caudle shape tankard in British Museum. Plate powdered in manganese around white panels with blue floral motif. Bowl with purple powdering around an unidentified motif (most likely a fish) in blue and yellow. Hollow vessels decorated with sponging in blue. A similar porringer from the Pilgrim Hall Museum, Massachusetts, believed to have been made in London between 1680 and 1700. Porringer with Nevers or Persian Blue style decoration. Dark blue tinted glaze with decoration in white. Hollow vessel with Nevers or Persian Blue style decoration. Dark blue tinted glaze with decoration in white. Common or Chinese shape cup with broad panels or medallions painted with designs. Peak of popularity 1720s-1730s. Bowl decorated with hatched leaf design.  Lipski and Archer (1984) state the design was done with a quill. Bowl decorated with hatched leaf design.  Lipski and Archer (1984) state the design was done with a quill. Punchbowl painted in blue with floral sprays and bird sitting on a fence. Chinese or common shape cup with painted star and grid pattern in blue, red and green (left) - this vessel may have been made in Bristol in the early 18th century in a fashion known as Bristol blue-red-green. Whole mug with similar pattern-from private collection on right.  Chinese or common shape cup with painted star and grid pattern in blue, red and green (left) - this vessel may have been made in Bristol in the early 18th century in a fashion known as Bristol blue-red-green. Whole mug with similar pattern-from private collection on right.  Coffee or teapot lid decorated in floral motif in blue, red and green - This style characterized by rich colors on an almost dead white background (Britton 1982:209). Pieces illustrated in Britton date between c. 1705 (p. 86) and the 1720s and 1730s. Mended undecorated chamberpot. Polychrome decorated body sherds. Bowl (second from right) decorated in blue, red, yellow and green in Chinoiserie floral motif. See similar complete bowl on far right from a private collection. Charger with blue painted motif and lead glazed back, rim sherd. (interior on left, close up of exterior on right). ../Colonial-LargeImages/Tin Glazed/TG_CV279_246_171_a.htm Punch bowl painted in blue and purple. Dot and diaper motif usually used as part of border or rim motif and is indicative of Chinese design influence on tin-glaze. Bowl fragments painted in Chinoiserie-style landscape motif. Reconstructed bowl with Chinoiserie design, painted in blue with Chinese style landscape and figure, and red rim line. Chinese landscapes on tin glaze most predominant 1720s-c 1780, with peak production circa 1750. Red rim lines date between 1730s to 1790s with highest occurrence in 1730s and 1740s. Reconstructed bowl with Chinoiserie design, painted in blue with Chinese style landscape and figure, and red rim line. Chinese landscapes on tin glaze most predominant 1720s-c 1780, with peak production circa 1750. Red rim lines date between 1730s to 1790s with highest occurrence in 1730s and 1740s. Whole plate example of similar scroll pattern shown on right - Private collection. Lead-backed sherds. Bowl fragment decorated in blue with a fish motif - Fish decorated punch bowls were very popular in the American colonies between the 1740s to the mid 1770s (Lange 2001:48). Whole plate shown on right with fish motifs, Private Collection Edge painted plate - rim lines appear on dated vessels between 1730s to 1790s, with highest occurrence in 1730s and 1740s (Shlasko 1989). Rim line is usually a reddish or brown color and is believed to have been done in imitation of Chinese porcelain. Punch bowl fragment painted in blue with a red rim. Polychrome decorated body sherd - Dated examples of rim lines range from the 1730s to the 1790s, with hightest occurrance in the 1730s and 1740s. Plain body sherds (left) and close up of profile (right). Plain body sherds (left) and close up of profile (right). Undecorated tin-glazed cup - interior. Undecorated ointment pot. Nineteenth-century French  ointment pot with stenciled label, with white tin glazed interior. Blue banded galley pot (left) and close up of the base (right).  Blue banded galley pot (left) and close up of the base (right).  Manganese and cobalt painted tile fragments. Tin glaze fish drainer or colander bowl sherd, undecorated with drainage holes piercing vessel (left) - see whole example on right from private collection.Colanders and fish drainers depicted in printed sources generally date to the second half of the 18th century. Plate rim sherd, close-up of profile on right.  Plate rim sherd, close-up of profile on right.  Body sherds, Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1311 (left), and square 1709 (right). Body sherds, Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1311 (left), and square 1709 (right). Polychrome painted rim sherd (left) and body sherds, (center) Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1616, Melon Field, 18CV169/229 (right). Polychrome painted rim sherd (left) and body sherds, (center) Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1616, Melon Field, 18CV169/229 (right). Polychrome painted rim sherd (left) and body sherds, (center) Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1616, Melon Field, 18CV169/229 (right). Reconstructed bowl fragment (interior). Rim sherd, paste only.


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Charger painted with blue floral motif and with lead glaze over a tin glaze on the vessel underside. ../Colonial-LargeImages/Tin Glazed/TG_CV271_1610.htm Blue dash charger with polychrome painted decoration. Charger painted in blue geometric motif - See example from Austin 1994:130 shown on right. Charger painted in blue geometric motif - See example from Austin 1994:130 shown on right. Dish painted with geometric rim design. Painted tile with Dutch-style figures. Punchbowl painted in blue and purple with Chinese floral pattern. Plate painted in blue and purple with seated Chinese figure.  Dated examples with seated figures date 1669-1737 (Shlasko 1989). Plate with similar seated figure shown in Black (2001:15), dated c. 1710-1730. Plate or similar flatware form featuring a seated Chinese figure most commonly made between 1670 to 1699 (Shlasko 1989). Punchbowl or similar hollow formfeaturing a seated Chinese figure most commonly made between 1670 to 1699 (Shlasko 1989). Polychrome decorated body sherds. Bowl (second from right) decorated in blue, red, yellow and green in Chinoiserie floral motif. See similar complete bowl on far right from a private collection. Punch bowl  with mimosa pattern.  The fashion for mimosa motifs was around 1740 (Archer 1997:174). Circa 1655-1660 caudle shape tankard in British Museum. Plate powdered in manganese around white panels with blue floral motif. Bowl with purple powdering around an unidentified motif (most likely a fish) in blue and yellow. Hollow vessels decorated with sponging in blue. Fazackerly style decoration incorporates floral motifs in a distinctive palette that includes sage green, lemon yellow, strong reds, purples and blues. A similar porringer from the Pilgrim Hall Museum, Massachusetts, believed to have been made in London between 1680 and 1700. Porringer with Nevers or Persian Blue style decoration. Dark blue tinted glaze with decoration in white. Hollow vessel with Nevers or Persian Blue style decoration. Dark blue tinted glaze with decoration in white. Common or Chinese shape cup with broad panels or medallions painted with designs. Peak of popularity 1720s-1730s. c. 1740 British plate with yellow rim showing Broad panels or medallions painted with designs. Peak of popularity 1720s-1730s - Private collection. Punch bowl painted in blue and purple. Dot and diaper motif usually used as part of border or rim motif and is indicative of Chinese design influence on tin-glaze. Plate painted in blue with floral motif and rim border of interlocking arcs. Bowl decorated with hatched leaf design.  Lipski and Archer (1984) state the design was done with a quill. Bowl decorated with hatched leaf design.  Lipski and Archer (1984) state the design was done with a quill. Plate painted in blue with probable Chinoiserie motif -  Probably dates to the second quarter of 18th century based on similar examples in Archer 1997). Bowl fragments painted in Chinoiserie-style landscape motif. Punchbowl painted in blue with floral sprays and bird sitting on a fence. Plate painted with swag design in red and blue (left) -  This vessel is very similar to a number of vessels illustrated in Archer (1997: Plates 59-64) that are dated to the third quarter of the 18th century and manufactured at Lambeth. (example on right). Plate painted with swag design in red and blue (left) -  This vessel is very similar to a number of vessels illustrated in Archer (1997: Plates 59-64) that are dated to the third quarter of the 18th century and manufactured at Lambeth. (example on right). Tin glaze fish drainer or colander bowl sherd, undecorated with drainage holes piercing vessel (left) - see whole example on right from private collection.Colanders and fish drainers depicted in printed sources generally date to the second half of the 18th century. Tin glaze fish drainer or colander bowl sherd, undecorated with drainage holes piercing vessel (left) - see whole example on right from private collection.Colanders and fish drainers depicted in printed sources generally date to the second half of the 18th century. Bowl fragment decorated in blue with a fish motif - Fish decorated punch bowls were very popular in the American colonies between the 1740s to the mid 1770s (Lange 2001:48). Bowl painted in blue with circular floral motif. Lipski and Archer (1984:248) show bowl dated 1728 with almost identical motif. Other examples in same source dated between 1725 and 1740. Chinese or common shape cup with painted star and grid pattern in blue, red and green (left) - this vessel may have been made in Bristol in the early 18th century in a fashion known as Bristol blue-red-green. Whole mug with similar pattern-from private collection on right.  Chinese or common shape cup with painted star and grid pattern in blue, red and green (left) - this vessel may have been made in Bristol in the early 18th century in a fashion known as Bristol blue-red-green. Whole mug with similar pattern-from private collection on right.  Coffee or teapot lid decorated in floral motif in blue, red and green - This style characterized by rich colors on an almost dead white background (Britton 1982:209). Pieces illustrated in Britton date between c. 1705 (p. 86) and the 1720s and 1730s. Charger painted in polychrome with royal figure, possibly King William III (see photo below).  The fragments depict portions of the figure’s leg and ermine cape - Royal portraits remained popular for long periods of time (mid 17th thought late 18th century), but entire pieces are easily dated because the figures are identifiable. This piece is almost identical to one of William III, circa 1690, illustrated in Britton (1982:63). Royal figure on whole plate - private collection. Undecorated porringer with 7-lobed pierced handle with a single circular hole - Porringers were used in the 17th and 18th centuries. Mended undecorated chamberpot. Hollow unidentified vessel fragments from 18CV60 with pinkish coloration to glaze caused by calcareous clays containing trace elements of chrome, which come out pink when combined with tin in the glaze.  This color has no dating implications. Pinkish coloration to glaze on this porringer caused by calcareous clays containing trace elements of chrome, which come out pink when combined with tin in the glaze.  This color has no dating implications. Plate with broad blue rim band. Ovoid ointment pot with everted rim and flared foot. Nineteenth-century French  ointment pot with stenciled label, with white tin glazed interior. Punch bowl fragment painted in blue with a red rim. Example of a complete bowl with the use of bracket fencing  (the thick blue lines just above the leaf) as a design element seems to occur most frequently in 1750s and 1760s - private collection. Nineteenth-century French  ointment pot with stenciled label, with white tin glazed interior. Polychrome decorated body sherds. Bowl (second from right) decorated in blue, red, yellow and green in Chinoiserie floral motif. See similar complete bowl on far right from a private collection. Charger with blue painted motif and lead glazed back, rim sherd. (interior on left, close up of exterior on right). ../Colonial-LargeImages/Tin Glazed/TG_CV279_246_171_a.htm Punch bowl painted in blue and purple. Dot and diaper motif usually used as part of border or rim motif and is indicative of Chinese design influence on tin-glaze. Bowl fragments painted in Chinoiserie-style landscape motif. Reconstructed bowl with Chinoiserie design, painted in blue with Chinese style landscape and figure, and red rim line. Chinese landscapes on tin glaze most predominant 1720s-c 1780, with peak production circa 1750. Red rim lines date between 1730s to 1790s with highest occurrence in 1730s and 1740s. Reconstructed bowl with Chinoiserie design, painted in blue with Chinese style landscape and figure, and red rim line. Chinese landscapes on tin glaze most predominant 1720s-c 1780, with peak production circa 1750. Red rim lines date between 1730s to 1790s with highest occurrence in 1730s and 1740s. Whole plate example of similar scroll pattern shown on right - Private collection. Lead-backed sherds. Bowl fragment decorated in blue with a fish motif - Fish decorated punch bowls were very popular in the American colonies between the 1740s to the mid 1770s (Lange 2001:48). Whole plate shown on right with fish motifs, Private Collection Edge painted plate - rim lines appear on dated vessels between 1730s to 1790s, with highest occurrence in 1730s and 1740s (Shlasko 1989). Rim line is usually a reddish or brown color and is believed to have been done in imitation of Chinese porcelain. Punch bowl fragment painted in blue with a red rim. Polychrome decorated body sherd - Dated examples of rim lines range from the 1730s to the 1790s, with hightest occurrance in the 1730s and 1740s. Plain body sherds (left) and close up of profile (right). Plain body sherds (left) and close up of profile (right). Undecorated tin-glazed cup - interior. Undecorated ointment pot. Nineteenth-century French  ointment pot with stenciled label, with white tin glazed interior. Blue banded galley pot (left) and close up of the base (right).  Blue banded galley pot (left) and close up of the base (right).  Manganese and cobalt painted tile fragments. Tin glaze fish drainer or colander bowl sherd, undecorated with drainage holes piercing vessel (left) - see whole example on right from private collection.Colanders and fish drainers depicted in printed sources generally date to the second half of the 18th century. Plate rim sherd, close-up of profile on right.  Plate rim sherd, close-up of profile on right.  Body sherds, Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1311 (left), and square 1709 (right). Body sherds, Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1311 (left), and square 1709 (right). Polychrome painted rim sherd (left) and body sherds, (center) Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1616, Melon Field, 18CV169/229 (right). Polychrome painted rim sherd (left) and body sherds, (center) Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1616, Melon Field, 18CV169/229 (right). Polychrome painted rim sherd (left) and body sherds, (center) Patuxent Point, 18CV271, square 1616, Melon Field, 18CV169/229 (right). Reconstructed bowl fragment (interior). Rim sherd, paste only. Possible porringer with Nevers blue tin glaze-TGEW vessel #3 -18CV83 Kings Reach Site c. 1690-1710. Tin glazed charger with Chinese style motif with lead glazed back from Compton Site 18CV279. Tin glazed charger with Chinese style motif with lead glazed back from Compton Site 18CV279. Chamberpot painted with floral motifs. Vessel  likely dates to the late 17th to early 18th centuries. 7.25” rim diameter. Test Unit 1 Lot 187, from 18BA370. Unidentified hollow vessel (possible jug or mug) powdered in manganese. Late 17th to early 18th century. 4.5” rim diameter.From 18BA70.