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Overall Luster Ware


Federal Reserve (18BC27)
Privy (Feature 30)
Mid-19th century


Bull's Head Tavern (18BC139)
Brick Privy (Feature 9)
c. 1800 - 1830




Courtesy of National Park Service,
National Capital Region
Overall copper luster on jug with painted decoration on bands of pink and white. Overall copper luster on jug with painted decoration on bands of pink and white - links to larger view of image. Overall silver luster on molded sugar bowl. Note: red earthenware paste. Overall silver luster on molded sugar bowl. Note: red earthenware paste - links to larger view of image. Bone china London-shaped bowl with pink and purple luster painted floral decoration. Bone china London-shaped bowl with pink and purple luster painted floral decoration.
Overall copper luster on jug with painted decoration on bands of pink and white. Overall silver luster on molded sugar bowl.
Note red earthenware paste.
Bone china London-shaped bowl with pink
and purple luster painted floral decoration.

Courtesy of National Park Service,
National Capital Region

Refined red earthenware jug with white slipped interior and exterior copper luster. Transfer printed and clobbered design on white slip. Refined red earthenware jug with white slipped interior and exterior copper luster. Transfer printed and clobbered design on white slip. Refined red earthenware jug with copper luster and purple painted luster on white slip band. Refined red earthenware jug with copper luster and purple painted luster on white slip band. Refined red earthenware jug with copper luster and  reticulated exterior decoration.  Upper interior is white slipped with pink luster over slip. Refined red earthenware jug with copper luster and  reticulated exterior decoration.  Upper interior is white slipped with pink luster over slip.

Refined red earthenware jug with white
slipped interior and exterior copper luster.
Transfer printed and clobbered design
on white slip.

Refined red earthenware jug with copper
luster and purple painted luster on
white slip band.

Refined red earthenware jug with copper
luster and rusticated exterior decoration.
Upper interior is white slipped with
pink luster over slip.


Private Collection


Overall copper luster jug with painted blue flowers - private collection. Overall painted copper luster jug with white stipe with flowers. Overall painted copper luster jug with white stipe with flowers - links to larger view of image - Private collection. Refined red earthenware London shape cup with white slipped interior and exterior copper luster. Transfer printed and ​painted design on white slip.
Overall copper luster jug with
painted blue flowers.
Overall copper luster jug with painted
decoration on white bands.

Refined red earthenware London shape cup
with white slipped interior and exterior
copper luster. Transfer printed and
painted design on white slip.


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Overall copper luster jug with painted blue flowers - private collection - links to larger view of image. Refined red earthenware London shape cup with white slipped interior and exterior copper luster. Transfer printed and ​painted design on white slip. 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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