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Sponge

Common 1820 - 1860s


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



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

Saucer in sponged and painted pea fowl pattern. Links to a larger image of this saucer in sponged and painted peafowl pattern. This object has been flaked into a disk. Jug or pitcher in sponged rainbow pattern. Jug or pitcher in sponged rainbow pattern - links to a larger image. Sponged saucer showing pattern known as "rainbow" by collectors. Sponged saucer showing pattern known as "rainbow" by collectors - links to a larger image.

Saucer in sponged and painted peafowl
pattern. This object has been flaked
into a disk.

 

Jug or pitcher in sponged rainbow pattern. Sponged saucer showing pattern known as "rainbow" by collectors.

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




Reiff Site (18WA454)
Tenant Household
1820s - 1850s


Floral painted and sponged saucer, impressed "Harry". Floral painted and sponged saucer. Impressed "Harvey",potter's mark dates vessel to 1835-1853 - links to a larger image. Cup in green sponged decoration - links to a larger image. Cup in green sponged decoration - links to a larger image. Cup in sponged and painted peafowl pattern - links to a larger image. Cup in sponged and painted peafowl pattern - links to a larger image.


Floral painted and sponged saucer. Impressed
"Harvey", potter's mark dates vessel to
1835-1853.
Cup in green sponged decoration. Cup in sponged and painted peafowl pattern.

Federal Reserve (18BC27)
Mid-19th century


Privy Pit (Feature 30)
Handled cup with sponged decoration. Handled cup with sponged decoration - links to a larger image. Saucer in sponged and painted peafowl pattern. Saucer in sponged and painted peafowl pattern. London shape cup with sponged decoration. Links to a larger image.

Handled cup with sponged decoration.

Saucer in sponged and painted peafowl pattern. London shape cup with sponged decoration.

Federal Reserve (18BC27)
Mid-19th century


H & S Bakery (18BC32)
Feature 20 – Brick-lined privy
Early to mid-19th century


London shape cup with in sponged rainbow pattern. London shape cup with sponged rainbow pattern - links to a larger image.
Double-curve (Canova) shape refined white earthenware cup with painted peafowl and sponged blue motif - click to see larger image. Double-curve (Canova) shape refined white earthenware cup with painted peafowl and sponged blue motif - click to see larger image. Refined white earthenware saucer with sponged and painted decoration - click to see larger image. Refined white earthenware saucer with sponged and painted decoration - click to see larger image.
London shape cup with sponged
rainbow pattern.

Double-curve (Canova) shape refined white
earthenware cup with painted peafowl and
sponged blue motif.

Refined white earthenware saucer with
sponged and painted decoration.

East New Market Streetscape (18DO466)
Surface Find
Mid-to Late 20th century



Point Lookout State Park
Surface Collection – not provenienced to a specific site


Courtesy of National Park Service,
National Capital Region

Image of a duck with red sponged pattern - In pieces This modern sponged ware planter is molded in the shape of a duck - links to a larger image. PtLookout-Plate-painted tulip pattern with blue sponged rim. PtLookout-Plate-painted tulip pattern with blue sponged rim. London shape cup sponged in orange and blue. London shape cup sponged in orange and blue.
This modern sponged ware planter is molded
in the shape of a duck. Second half of
20th century
Plate with painted tulip pattern with blue
sponged rim.  The use of chrome colors
in the flower date this vessel’s production
after 1830.
London shape cup sponged in orange and blue.

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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).