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Cut Sponge

English production common 1840s - 1870s, In combination with painted decoration late 19th c. - 1930s



Mechanic Street (18AG206)
(Feature 15)
Period IIB 1870 - 1912


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

Cut sponge and painted cup. Cut sponge and painted cup. London-shape cup with cut sponge bow pattern. London-shape cup with cut sponge bow pattern.
Cut sponge and painted cup. London shape cup with cut sponge bow pattern.

Privy 19A01 (18BC80)
(Brick-lined Privy)
Late 19th to early 20th centuries



Cut sponge blue patter  on bowl Cut sponge blue patter  on bowl   Cut sponge saucer in green and red colors. Cut sponge saucer in green and red colors.
Cut sponge bowl with running floral motif
separated by cable borders along rim and
base of vessel.
  Cut sponge floral and leaf motif saucer.

Schiefferstadt (18FR134)
Privy (Feature 4)
ca. 1810 - 1870



Cut sponge double curve shape saucer, geometric pattern. Cut sponge double curve shape saucer, geometric pattern.   Cut sponge and painted double curve shape cup in chrome colors. Cut sponge and painted double curve shape cup in chrome colors.
Cut sponge double curve shape saucer,
with geometric pattern.
  Cut sponge and painted double
curve shape cup in chrome colors.

Dallam Site (18HA312)
18th to mid-20th century house site



Cut sponge cup. Cut sponge cup. Blue cut spong design on saucer. Blue cut spong design on saucer. Blue cuts sponge design on cup. Blue cuts sponge design on cup.
Cut sponge cup. Cut sponge saucer. Cut sponge cup.

Indian Queen Tavern (18PR96)
Late 18th-Early 19th century tavern and 19th century residence


  London shape cup with blue floral cut sponge decoration - click to see larger view. London shape cup with blue floral cut sponge decoration - click to see larger view.  
  London shape cup with blue floral
cut sponge decoration.
 

Moore Brothers, Bleakhill Pottery
Cobridge, Staffordshire, 1868-1873

Collected by George L. Miller in 1986 during road construction work in Cobridge.


Cut sponge decorated cup with diamond motif and red painted rim. Cut sponge decorated cup with diamond motif and red painted rim. Cut sponge decorated saucer with floral motif and red painted rim. Cut sponge decorated saucer with floral motif and red painted rim. Plate with purple cut sponge floral motif and possible cut sponge motif in dark blue. Painted in red and green chrome colors. Plate with purple cut sponge floral motif and possible cut sponge motif in dark blue. Painted in red and green chrome colors.
Cut sponge decorated cup with diamond
motif and red painted rim.
Cut sponge decorated saucer with
floral motif and red painted rim.

Plate with purple cut sponge floral motif
and possible cut sponge motif in dark blue.
Painted in red and green chrome colors.

 

Cut sponge decorated saucer with geometric pattern of zigzags, chevrons, dots and stars. Cut sponge decorated saucer with geometric pattern of zigzags, chevrons, dots and stars.   Cut sponge decorated bowl with floral pattern and scalloped rim motif. Cut sponge decorated bowl with floral pattern and scalloped rim motif.
Cut sponge decorated saucer with geometric
pattern of zigzags, chevrons, dots and stars.
  Cut sponge decorated bowl with floral
pattern and scalloped rim motif.

Stoke-on-Trent

Collected by George L. Miller in 1986 from a parking lot where the sherds were used like gravel. 
Cannot be attributed to a specific pottery.



Cut sponge decorated cup in cross shape motif. Cut sponge decorated cup in cross shape motif. Cut sponge decorated hollow vessel (bowl or pitcher) with floral motif and red painted band. Cut sponge decorated hollow vessel (bowl or pitcher) with floral motif and red painted band. Cut sponge decorated cup in cross-shape motif. Cut sponge decorated cup in cross-shape motif.
Cut sponge decorated cup in cross
shape motif.
Cut sponge decorated  hollow vessel
(bowl or pitcher) with floral motif and
red painted band.
Cut sponge decorated cup in cross
shape motif.
Cut sponge decorated plate with leaf motif. Cut sponge decorated plate with leaf motif.   Cut sponge decorated plate with bands of triangles in chrome red. Cut sponge decorated plate with bands of triangles in chrome red.
Cut sponge decorated plate with leaf motif.   Cut sponge decorated plate with bands
of triangles in chrome red.

Hanley

Collected by George L. Miller in 1986 in a parking lot near an old bottle kiln in Hanley.
Cannot be attributed to a specific pottery. 



Cut sponge decorated cup with a floral motif inchrome colors. Cut sponge decorated cup with a floral motif inchrome colors. Cut sponge decorated cup with diamond pattern. Cut sponge decorated cup with diamond pattern. Cut sponge decorated saucer in cross-shape motif. Cut sponge decorated saucer in cross-shape motif.
Cut sponge decorated cup with a floral
motif in chrome colors.
Cut sponge decorated cup with
diamond pattern.
Cut sponge decorated saucer in
cross-shape motif.

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Updated:  10/31/16
Whiteware banded bowl with offset floral decoration - from 18BC27. Pearlware quart mug with trailed slip decoration. Attributed to Enoch Wood & Sons, Staffordshire, c. 1830. 6 inches in height - from a private collection. Detail from London shape bowl with trailed slip. Tulip decoration is common to many types of slipware, but rare on dipped wares - from a private collection. Molded saucer with a blue rim band - Collected by George L. Miller in 1986 in Cobridge.  Appears to be a waster tip associated with the Ralph and James Clews factory (1818-1834).