Tuesday, July 21, 2009
SUITABLE FOR FRAMING—DECORATED SHELL-EDGE EARTHENWARE
Robert Hunter and George L. Miller
Monday, July 20, 2009
Most delft from Colonial American archaeological sites is of English origin, at least after 1660. A recent discovery of several large Dutch punchbowls from the site of Rosewell in Gloucester, Virginia has now provided definitive proof of this material being used in the Chesapeake region in the 1690-1710 period.
An example of a Dutch dish with similar painting to the punchbowl fragments illustrated above.
Recent archaeological investigation of the David Parr Stoneware site by William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research as prototype study for Center for Southern Ceramic Studies.
Thousands of fragments were recovered in the two-day field operation. Many important diagnostic examples with capacity marks were collected.
One of the sorting tables in the lab showing examples of jar rims.