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Cobalt Blue Painted Patterns with Large
Brush Strokes c. 1815 - 1830


Artisan's House (18AP13)
Cellar Fill
c. 1780 - 1850
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Blue-on-blue floral painted teapot. Banded and geometric pattern on bowl.

Floral painted saucer.

Artisan's House (18AP13)
Cellar Fill
c. 1780 - 1850

Ruth Saloon (18BC79)
Brick-lined privy (Feature R-5)
c. 1829 - 1837


(Household of Francis Whittington, upper middle class family)
Links to larger image Pearlware painted underglaze Canova shape cup with floral motif.  3.75” rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height. Image on right shows cup interior.     Pearlware painted underglaze Canova shape cup with floral motif.  3.75” rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height. Image on right shows cup interior.
Floral painted saucer. Pearlware painted underglaze Canova shape cup with floral motif.  3.75” rim diameter;
2.5” vessel height. Image on right shows cup interior.


Ruth Saloon (18BC79)
Brick-lined privy (Feature R-5)
c. 1829 - 1837


(Household of Francis Whittington, upper middle class family)

Pearlware painted underglaze -- shape cup with floral motif.  3.75” rim diameter.      Pearlware painted underglaze -- shape cup with floral motif.  3.75” rim diameter. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with swag and floral motif.   4” rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height.

Pearlware painted underglaze cup with floral motif.  3.75” rim diameter.

Mark painted on vessel base is a worker's mark that
was used to help determine a worker's pay
based on the number of pieces painted.

Pearlware painted underglaze London shape
cup with swag and floral motif.  4” rim
diameter; 2.5” vessel height.

Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer with floral motif.  This vessel is one of four matching cups and saucers from this privy.  Each of the three cups contains the same x-shaped workman’s mark.  3.5” cup rim diameter; 6.0”saucer rim diameter; 2.5” cup height.Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer with floral motif.  This vessel is one of four matching cups and saucers from this privy.  Each of the three cups contains the same x-shaped workman’s mark.  3.5” cup rim diameter; 6.0”saucer rim diameter; 2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer with floral motif.  This vessel is one of four matching cups and saucers from this privy.  Each of the three cups contains the same x-shaped workman’s mark.  3.5” cup rim diameter; 6.0”saucer rim diameter; 2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer with floral motif.  This vessel is one of four matching cups and saucers from this privy.  Each of the three cups contains the same x-shaped workman’s mark.  3.5” cup rim diameter; 6.0”saucer rim diameter; 2.5” cup height.   Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with floral  and berry motif.  6” rim diameter; 1.25” vessel height.

Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer with floral motif.
  This vessel is one of four matching cups and saucers from this privy.  Each of the three cups
contains the same x-shaped workman’s mark.  3.5” cup rim diameter; 6.0”saucer rim
diameter; 2.5” cup height. (Images left to right: London shape cup; matching saucer; floral
motif inside cup; workman's mark)

Mark painted on vessel base is a worker's mark that
was used to help determine a worker's pay
based on the number of pieces painted.


Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with
floral  and berry motif.  6” rim diameter;
1.25” vessel height.
Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer with leaf motif. Impressed hand mark on reverse of saucer has been associated with the firm of John and Richard Riley , in operation in Burslem from 1802-1828 (Pomfret 2005). 3.75” cup rim diameter;  2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer with leaf motif. Impressed hand mark on reverse of saucer has been associated with the firm of John and Richard Riley , in operation in Burslem from 1802-1828 (Pomfret 2005). 3.75” cup rim diameter;  2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer with leaf motif. Impressed hand mark on reverse of saucer has been associated with the firm of John and Richard Riley , in operation in Burslem from 1802-1828 (Pomfret 2005). 3.75” cup rim diameter;  2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze ? shape cup and matching saucer with star or floral motif.   Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of saucer:  Davenport and anchor, mark used c. 1793-1810. Approx. 3.0” cup rim diameter; 6.0” saucer rim diameter. Pearlware painted underglaze ? shape cup and matching saucer with star or floral motif.   Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of saucer:  Davenport and anchor, mark used c. 1793-1810. Approx. 3.0” cup rim diameter; 6.0” saucer rim diameter. Pearlware painted underglaze ? shape cup and matching saucer with star or floral motif.   Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of saucer:  Davenport and anchor, mark used c. 1793-1810. Approx. 3.0” cup rim diameter; 6.0” saucer rim diameter.

Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer
with leaf motif. Impressed hand mark on reverse of saucer has been
associated with the firm of John and Richard Riley, in operation in
Burslem from 1802-1828 (Pomfret 2005). 3.75” cup rim diameter;
  2.5” cup height. There were two matching cups and three saucers in
this privy assemblage.

Pearlware painted underglaze ? shape cup and matching saucer with
star or floral motif. Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of saucer:  Davenport and anchor, mark used c. 1793-1810. Approx. 3.0”
cup rim diameter; 6.0” saucer rim diameter.
Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with strawberry motif. Two matching cups found in this privy assemblage. 3.75” rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height.    Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with strawberry motif. Two matching cups found in this privy assemblage. 3.75” rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height. Pearlware painted underglaze common shape bowl with floral motif. To right is a photograph of interior rim of bowl. 7.0“ rim diameter.   Pearlware painted underglaze common shape bowl with floral motif. To right is a photograph of interior rim of bowl. 7.0“ rim diameter.
Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with strawberry motif. Two matching cups found in this privy assemblage. 3.75” rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height. (Cup interior shown on right.) Pearlware painted underglaze common shape bowl with floral motif.
Top right image is interior of bowl. 7.0“ rim diameter.
Pearlware painted underglaze common shape cup with floral motif. Below left is photograph of interior rim of cup. 3.75” cup rim diameter; 2.5” cup height.   Pearlware painted underglaze common shape cup with floral motif. Below left is photograph of interior rim of cup. 3.75” cup rim diameter; 2.5” cup height.   Pearlware painted underglaze common shape cup with floral motif. Below left is photograph of interior rim of cup. 3.75” cup rim diameter; 2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with floral motif.  5.5“ rim diameter.

Pearlware painted underglaze common shape cup with floral motif. 3.75” cup rim diameter;
2.5” cup height. (Images from left to right: common shape cup; interior motif of cup;
workman's mark from bottom of cup).

Mark painted on vessel base is a worker's mark that
was used to help determine a worker's pay
based on the number of pieces painted.


Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with floral motif.  5.5“ rim diameter.

Pearlware painted underglaze London shape handled cup  and matching saucer with swag motif.  3.75”  cup rim diameter; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; 2.25” cup height.      Pearlware painted underglaze London shape handled cup  and matching saucer with swag motif.  3.75”  cup rim diameter; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; 2.25” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with floral motif. 3.5” cup rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height.

Pearlware painted underglaze London shape handled cup  and matching saucer with swag
motif.  3.75”  cup rim diameter; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; 2.25” cup height.



Pearlware painted underglaze London shape
cup with floral motif. 3.5” cup rim diameter;
2.5” vessel height.


Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with leaf motif.   Four matching saucers and two matching cups found in privy assemblage. Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of each saucer:   James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, 1818-1834. Workmen’s marks on cups. 6.0” saucer rim diameter   4” rim cup diameter, 2.75” vessel height.Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with leaf motif.   Four matching saucers and two matching cups found in privy assemblage. Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of each saucer:   James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, 1818-1834. Workmen’s marks on cups. 6.0” saucer rim diameter   4” rim cup diameter, 2.75” vessel height.Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with leaf motif.   Four matching saucers and two matching cups found in privy assemblage. Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of each saucer:   James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, 1818-1834. Workmen’s marks on cups. 6.0” saucer rim diameter   4” rim cup diameter, 2.75” vessel height. Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with leaf motif.   Four matching saucers and two matching cups found in privy assemblage. Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of each saucer:   James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, 1818-1834. Workmen’s marks on cups. 6.0” saucer rim diameter   4” rim cup diameter, 2.75” vessel height. Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with leaf motif.   Four matching saucers and two matching cups found in privy assemblage. Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of each saucer:   James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, 1818-1834. Workmen’s marks on cups. 6.0” saucer rim diameter   4” rim cup diameter, 2.75” vessel height.

Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with leaf motif.   Four matching saucers and two matching cups found in privy assemblage.
Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of each saucer:   James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, 1818-1834. Workmen’s marks on cups.
6.0” saucer rim diameter   4” rim cup diameter, 2.75” vessel height.


Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with leafy swag motif. Above left is photograph of interior of cup. Saucer had impressed mark “H” from undetermined maker. 3.75” cup rim diameter 2.25” cup height; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; There were three matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage.    Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with leafy swag motif. Above left is photograph of interior of cup. Saucer had impressed mark “H” from undetermined maker. 3.75” cup rim diameter 2.25” cup height; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; There were three matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage.   Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with leafy swag motif. Above left is photograph of interior of cup. Saucer had impressed mark “H” from undetermined maker. 3.75” cup rim diameter 2.25” cup height; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; There were three matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage.   Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with leafy swag motif. Above left is photograph of interior of cup. Saucer had impressed mark “H” from undetermined maker. 3.75” cup rim diameter 2.25” cup height; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; There were three matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage.   Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with leafy swag motif. Above left is photograph of interior of cup. Saucer had impressed mark “H” from undetermined maker. 3.75” cup rim diameter 2.25” cup height; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; There were three matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage.

Two pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with leafy swag motif. Top right is a photograph of interior bottom of cup. Saucer had impressed mark “H” from undetermined maker. 3.75” cup rim diameter 2.25” cup height; 5.5” saucer rim diameter;
There were three matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage.

Mark painted on vessel base is a worker's mark that
was used to help determine a worker's pay
based on the number of pieces painted.


Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Images from left to right: London shaped cup; matching saucer; flower motif inside of cup; mark on bottom of plate; mark on bottom of cup Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Images from left to right: London shaped cup; matching saucer; flower motif inside of cup; mark on bottom of plate; mark on bottom of cup Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Images from left to right: London shaped cup; matching saucer; flower motif inside of cup; mark on bottom of plate; mark on bottom of cup  Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Images from left to right: London shaped cup; matching saucer; flower motif inside of cup; mark on bottom of plate; mark on bottom of cup  Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameterand matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Images from left to right: London shaped cup; matching saucer; flower motif inside of cup; mark on bottom of plate; mark on bottom of cup  Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Images from left to right: London shaped cup; matching saucer; flower motif inside of cup; mark on bottom of plate; mark on bottom of cup 

Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were
two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Images from left to right: London shaped cup; matching saucer;
flower motif inside of cup; mark on bottom of plate; mark on bottom of cup.


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

Floral painted saucer impressed
"R & J. Clews". Saucer dates
1818 - 1834 on basis of mark.



Floral painted London shape cup. Blue-on-blue floral painted cup.

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Floral painted London shape cup with rim band. Blue-on-blue floral painted saucer.

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

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Floral painted saucer.   Blue-on-blue floral painted saucer.

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Links to larger image Links to larger image Links to larger image Links to larger image Links to larger image Pearlware painted underglaze Canova shape cup with floral motif.  3.75” rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height. Image on right shows cup interior. Pearlware painted underglaze Canova shape cup with floral motif.  3.75” rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height. Image on right shows cup interior. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with swag and floral motif.   4” rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height. Pearlware painted underglaze -- shape cup with floral motif.  3.75” rim diameter. Pearlware painted underglaze -- shape cup with floral motif.  3.75” rim diameter. Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with floral  and berry motif.  6” rim diameter; 1.25” vessel height. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer with floral motif.  This vessel is one of four matching cups and saucers from this privy.  Each of the three cups contains the same x-shaped workman’s mark.  3.5” cup rim diameter; 6.0”saucer rim diameter; 2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer with floral motif.  This vessel is one of four matching cups and saucers from this privy.  Each of the three cups contains the same x-shaped workman’s mark.  3.5” cup rim diameter; 6.0”saucer rim diameter; 2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer with floral motif.  This vessel is one of four matching cups and saucers from this privy.  Each of the three cups contains the same x-shaped workman’s mark.  3.5” cup rim diameter; 6.0”saucer rim diameter; 2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer with floral motif.  This vessel is one of four matching cups and saucers from this privy.  Each of the three cups contains the same x-shaped workman’s mark.  3.5” cup rim diameter; 6.0”saucer rim diameter; 2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer with leaf motif. Impressed hand mark on reverse of saucer has been associated with the firm of John and Richard Riley , in operation in Burslem from 1802-1828 (Pomfret 2005). 3.75” cup rim diameter;  2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer with leaf motif. Impressed hand mark on reverse of saucer has been associated with the firm of John and Richard Riley , in operation in Burslem from 1802-1828 (Pomfret 2005). 3.75” cup rim diameter;  2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup and matching saucer with leaf motif. Impressed hand mark on reverse of saucer has been associated with the firm of John and Richard Riley , in operation in Burslem from 1802-1828 (Pomfret 2005). 3.75” cup rim diameter;  2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze ? shape cup and matching saucer with star or floral motif.   Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of saucer:  Davenport and anchor, mark used c. 1793-1810. Approx. 3.0” cup rim diameter; 6.0” saucer rim diameter. Pearlware painted underglaze ? shape cup and matching saucer with star or floral motif.   Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of saucer:  Davenport and anchor, mark used c. 1793-1810. Approx. 3.0” cup rim diameter; 6.0” saucer rim diameter. Pearlware painted underglaze ? shape cup and matching saucer with star or floral motif.   Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of saucer:  Davenport and anchor, mark used c. 1793-1810. Approx. 3.0” cup rim diameter; 6.0” saucer rim diameter. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with strawberry motif. Two matching cups found in this privy assemblage. 3.75” rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with strawberry motif. Two matching cups found in this privy assemblage. 3.75” rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height. Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with floral motif.  5.5“ rim diameter. Pearlware painted underglaze common shape bowl with floral motif. To right is a photograph of interior rim of bowl. 7.0“ rim diameter. Pearlware painted underglaze common shape bowl with floral motif. To right is a photograph of interior rim of bowl. 7.0“ rim diameter. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with floral motif. 3.5” cup rim diameter; 2.5” vessel height. Pearlware painted underglaze common shape cup with floral motif. Below left is photograph of interior rim of cup. 3.75” cup rim diameter; 2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze common shape cup with floral motif. Below left is photograph of interior rim of cup. 3.75” cup rim diameter; 2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze common shape cup with floral motif. Below left is photograph of interior rim of cup. 3.75” cup rim diameter; 2.5” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with leaf motif.   Four matching saucers and two matching cups found in privy assemblage. Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of each saucer:   James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, 1818-1834. Workmen’s marks on cups. 6.0” saucer rim diameter   4” rim cup diameter, 2.75” vessel height. Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with leaf motif.   Four matching saucers and two matching cups found in privy assemblage. Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of each saucer:   James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, 1818-1834. Workmen’s marks on cups. 6.0” saucer rim diameter   4” rim cup diameter, 2.75” vessel height. Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with leaf motif.   Four matching saucers and two matching cups found in privy assemblage. Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of each saucer:   James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, 1818-1834. Workmen’s marks on cups. 6.0” saucer rim diameter   4” rim cup diameter, 2.75” vessel height. Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with leaf motif.   Four matching saucers and two matching cups found in privy assemblage. Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of each saucer:   James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, 1818-1834. Workmen’s marks on cups. 6.0” saucer rim diameter   4” rim cup diameter, 2.75” vessel height. Pearlware painted underglaze saucer with leaf motif.   Four matching saucers and two matching cups found in privy assemblage. Impressed maker’s mark on reverse of each saucer:   James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, 1818-1834. Workmen’s marks on cups. 6.0” saucer rim diameter   4” rim cup diameter, 2.75” vessel height. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with leafy swag motif. Above left is photograph of interior of cup. Saucer had impressed mark “H” from undetermined maker. 3.75” cup rim diameter 2.25” cup height; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; There were three matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with leafy swag motif. Above left is photograph of interior of cup. Saucer had impressed mark “H” from undetermined maker. 3.75” cup rim diameter 2.25” cup height; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; There were three matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with leafy swag motif. Above left is photograph of interior of cup. Saucer had impressed mark “H” from undetermined maker. 3.75” cup rim diameter 2.25” cup height; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; There were three matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with leafy swag motif. Above left is photograph of interior of cup. Saucer had impressed mark “H” from undetermined maker. 3.75” cup rim diameter 2.25” cup height; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; There were three matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with leafy swag motif. Above left is photograph of interior of cup. Saucer had impressed mark “H” from undetermined maker. 3.75” cup rim diameter 2.25” cup height; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; There were three matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape cup with leafy swag motif. Above left is photograph of interior of cup. Saucer had impressed mark “H” from undetermined maker. 3.75” cup rim diameter 2.25” cup height; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; There were three matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Images from left to right: London shaped cup; matching saucer; flower motif inside of cup; mark on bottom of plate; mark on bottom of cup Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Images from left to right: London shaped cup; matching saucer; flower motif inside of cup; mark on bottom of plate; mark on bottom of cup Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Images from left to right: London shaped cup; matching saucer; flower motif inside of cup; mark on bottom of plate; mark on bottom of cup Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Pearlware painted underglaze blue-on-blue grid motif London shape cup with 3.75” rim diameter and matching saucer. There were two matching cups and one matching saucer in the privy assemblage. Images from left to right: London shaped cup; matching saucer; flower motif inside of cup; mark on bottom of plate; mark on bottom of cup Pearlware painted underglaze London shape handled cup  and matching saucer with swag motif.  3.75”  cup rim diameter; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; 2.25” cup height. Pearlware painted underglaze London shape handled cup  and matching saucer with swag motif.  3.75”  cup rim diameter; 5.5” saucer rim diameter; 2.25” cup height.
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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