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Cobalt Blue China Glaze
Painted Patterns c. 1775 – 1810


18BC27 Federal Reserve
Privy Feature 26 (circa 1775-1810)

Blue painted saucer in a chinoiserie style typical of china glaze and early pearlware from 18BC27. Blue painted saucer in a chinoiserie style typical of china glaze and early pearlware from 18BC27. Blue painted plate in a chinoiserie style (Chinese house pattern) typical of china glaze and early pearlware - 9.5” diameter. Blue painted plate in a chinoiserie style (Chinese house pattern) typical of china glaze and early pearlware - 9.5” diameter.
Blue painted saucer in a chinoiserie style
typical of china glaze and early pearlware.
18BC27-26B309

Blue painted saucer in a chinoiserie style
typical of china glaze and early pearlware.
18BC27-261C19

 

Blue painted plate in a chinoiserie style
(Chinese house pattern) typical of china glaze
and early pearlware - 9.5" diameter.

Blue painted jug in a chinoiserie style (Chinese house pattern) typical of china glaze and early pearlware. Blue painted jug in a chinoiserie style (Chinese house pattern) typical of china glaze and early pearlware.

Chinese or common shape cup underglaze painted with Chinese house pattern (side and topview) - Owned by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore.Chinese or common shape cup underglaze painted with Chinese house pattern (side and topview) - Owned by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore.

Underglaze painted china glaze common or Chinese shape punchbowl. Floral swag motif on exterior and floral motif on interior, 9.75” diameter, 4” tall - Owned by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore.Underglaze painted china glaze common or Chinese shape punchbowl. Floral swag motif on exterior and floral motif on interior, 9.75” diameter, 4” tall - Owned by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore.
Blue painted jug in a chinoiserie style
(Chinese house pattern) typical of china
glaze and early pearlware.

Chinese or common shape cup underglaze
painted with Chinese house pattern. 
3.5” rim diameter and 2” height.

 

Underglaze painted china glaze common or
Chinese shape punchbowl.  Floral swag motif
on exterior and floral motif on interior.
9.75” diameter, 4” tall

Owned by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore.


Levering Coffee House (18BC51)
Blue painted mug in a chinoiserie style typical of china glaze and early pearlware.   Blue painted common shape cup in a chinoiserie style typical of china glaze and early pearlware Blue painted common shape cup in a chinoiserie style typical of china glaze and early pearlware

Blue painted mug in a chinoiserie style
typical of china glaze and early pearlware.

 

Blue painted common shape cup in a chinoiserie style typical of china glaze and early pearlware.


HMB DeBraak (7S-D-47)
1798


Delaware (7NC-F-139)

Links to larger image Chinese or common shape cup underglaze painted with Chinese house pattern - Photo courtesy of Delaware Department of Transportation.
Chinese House pattern saucer. Cross-hatched border and floral pattern saucer.

Chinese or common shape cup underglaze
painted with Chinese house pattern.

Photo courtesy of Delaware
Department of Transportation.


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Links to larger image Blue painted mug in a chinoiserie style typical of china glaze and early pearlware. Blue painted saucer in a chinoiserie style typical of china glaze and early pearlware from 18BC27. Blue painted saucer in a chinoiserie style typical of china glaze and early pearlware from 18BC27. Chinese or common shape cup underglaze painted with Chinese house pattern (side and topview) - Owned by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore. Chinese or common shape cup underglaze painted with Chinese house pattern (side and topview) - Owned by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore. Underglaze painted china glaze common or Chinese shape punchbowl. Floral swag motif on exterior and floral motif on interior, 9.75” diameter, 4” tall - Owned by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore. Chinese or common shape cup underglaze painted with Chinese house pattern - Photo courtesy of Delaware Department of Transportation.
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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