Pottery in archaeology Introduction The following is a basic introduction to pottery in archaeology, focusing particularly on the ceramics of the medieval period. The bibliography at the end provides references to more detailed and comprehensive sources. The study of pottery is an important branch of archaeology. This is because pottery is: Occasionally whole vessels are found, particularly where they have been used as grave goods or cremation ‘urns’. These are important in providing us with a type series of vessel forms, although broken vessels can be just as useful for this. Prehistoric and Roman pottery:

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A type of fibrous quarts called chalcedony ; used to make marbles highly desired by players, as in bulls-eye agate. A brown, opaque marble, a term used in Kentucky. An agate with a veined and clouded interior; considered very superior, a term used in Nebraska. Variant of Edging , a term used in Oklahoma. A name for a marble, a specific type of marble made from agate, a naturally occurring stone called chalcedony , a type of quartz, with bands of different colors layered through the body of the stone.

Stoneware Jug, Two Gallon, Frederick Carpenter, Charlestown, Massachusetts Circa to – SOLD A brown glazed swollen ovoid jug with reeded neck and base, and applied ridged handle, the shoulder impressed “Charlestown” in capital letters above two impressed hearts indicating capacity.

Royal Doulon china Catalogue This is a catalogue of Royal Doulton ceramics produced between and by well known Doulton artists, designers and their assistants. Please note that none of these items are for sale. One also has the impressed ‘r’ of Letitia Rosevear Read More A Read More Frank A Butler – a 28cm 11in Doulton Lambeth vase – An exciting and different 28cm Doulton Lambeth vase by one of the top class designers of the late 19th century A pair of Royal Doulton Art Nouveau 7. Read More Royal Doulton foliage ware vase by Maud Bowden A mint condition Royal Doulton foliage ware 7″ vase by one of the finest ceramic artists of the early 20th century – Maud Bowden.

A bright lively and colourful compact example of Doulton Lambeth Royal Doulton spill vase by Rosina Brown A very smart 7″ Frank A Butler – a A Doulton Lambeth Frank Butler – a 35cm 14in Doulton Lambeth vase – A magnificent statuesque 35cm 14in Doulton Lambeth vase from the last decade of the 19th century

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Your guide to antique pottery marks, porcelain marks and china marks Dating Wade Marks Keys to Dating Wade pottery and identifying Wade Marks Wade is historically famous for the introduction of the very collectible Wade Whimsies and the, almost as well known but not as popular today, Wade Gurgle Jugs and Decanters. His father was a potters thrower and later became a manager.

The original Wade company manufactured ceramic products for the cotton industry as well as porcelain figures and groups. In George Wade purchased the ceramics business of Henry Hallen of Wellington Street, Burslem and combined both businesses to form a new ceramics manufactory he called the Manchester Pottery. Young George was only 2 years old when his older sister Daisy, died in leaving George an only child.

Stoneware Crock Jug Crazy Crow Trading Post offers glazed stoneware jugs for use in the home or camp. The early use of stoneware jugs in American in general, and the western frontier in particular, dates back to the end of the eighteenth century when their production began in the East.

This is a very rare bottling – these bottles were the very last stock produced by Pernod before the ban in They were sent to Holland for safekeeping and a small quantity were released 25 years later for export in with this special overprinted label. The balance of the stocks was unfortunately destroyed by bombing during the war.

Photos show the bottle still covered in the original cellar dust! Development of fermented drinks produced from sugarcane juice is believed to have first occurred either in ancient India or China, and spread from there. An example of such an early drink is brum. Produced by the Malay people, brum dates back thousands of years.

Marco Polo also recorded a 14th-century account of a “very good wine of sugar” that was offered to him in what is modern-day Iran. The first distillation of rum took place on the sugarcane plantations of the Caribbean in the 17th century. Plantation slaves first discovered that molasses, a by-product of the sugar refining process, fermented into alcohol.

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It was probably introduced in the late s Godden By the turn of the twentieth century, white granite was largely restricted to hotel and restaurant china and toilet wares Wetherbee Hundred of white granite patterns were produced and since different potters copied and slightly altered popular patterns and shapes, many patterns are very similar.

Every museum, or historic house, has a few salvaged stoneware crocks, jars and jugs. For some reason West Virginia housewives continued to preserve food in grooved top, wax sealed stoneware jars long after glass Mason fruit jar use became widespread. Consequently there are lots of pieces of stoneware around the state.

Cylindrical in shape and often lidded and with enamel decoration. Used in furniture making for heavy trimming and shaping. Windsor chair seats are shaped with an adze. Results in soft edged, slightly granular images and was often use to dress cheap porcelain. Overlapped with the arts and crafts movement and was just before the art nouveau period. A set of porcelain monkey musicians introduced by meissen in the mid thC. Copied and reproduced by other European factories in the 19thC.

Displays as variegated tones of browns and oranges or greys or greens, usually with milky bands, when polished. Produced by wedgwood and whieldon in two types.

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A more advanced variety of handmade pottery, hardfired and burnished, has proved to be as early as bc. The use of a red slip covering and molded ornament came a little later. Handmade pottery has been found at Ur, in Mesopotamia, below the clay termed the Flood deposit. Perhaps the most richly decorated pottery of the Near East, remarkable for its fine painting, comes from Susa Shushan in southwest Iran.

History of Red Wing Stoneware and Red Wing Pottery. Our legacy goes back to , when the first stoneware company was formed in Red Wing, at the sharpest navigable bend in .

The development of the process was likely initiated as glass blowers experimented with molds as a way of producing special surface effects on their vessels. For instance, with pattern molding, the parison was initially shaped inside a mold that had been sculpted with diamonds, facets, circles, etc.. The mold would impart these designs to the body of the vessel.

Typically the process was completed by removing the parison from the mold and blowing and spinning it in an off-hand fashion until the desired shape and size were achieved. The second step in the transition to molding involved the use of what are known as dip molds. In this circumstance, the size and shape of the parison was complete when it was removed from the mold. In the case of round bottles, the mold was simply a cylinder, open at one end, within which the glass blower blew his bubble.

This application of the mold allowed for a new style of patterning – embossed product names and logos. The third step in the transition to fully automated molding was the use of molds consisting of multiple parts. This type of mold always left ridges or seams of glass where the sections of the mold joined together. The number of sections and their configuration determined the location of these lines. The exception to this rule is paste or turn molding.

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Stoneware Handled Jug with Blue Bird Decor. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions Antique utilitarian stoneware can run the gamut from mediocre to megabucks in terms of worth depending on the age, decor, size and maker.

A compilation of illustrated articles, with additional material and an index. Jack Sullivan has compiled a new volume from his writings of the past decade. This page book also contains new material and an index with more than entries. Here are the books written by David Graci. American Stoneware Bottles is the only publication dealing with the truly early hand made Americana utilitarian product known as stoneware bottles.

With a Forward by William Ketcham, Jr. More American Stoneware Bottles is an updated listing of new names since the publication of “American Stoneware Bottles”.