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"…Much improved in fashion, neatness and utility": The Development of the Philadelphia Ceramic Industry, 1700-1800

Author(s): Deborah L. Miller

Year: 2016

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Summary

The potting industry of Philadelphia has a long and storied past, beginning in the late 17th century with William Crews, the first documented potter in the city. More than fifty years of archaeological research has provided incredible insight into the ceramics industry of Philadelphia, not only in terms of available wares, but also the role Philadelphia ceramics played in the early American marketplace. This presentation explores the 18th century development and diversity of the Philadelphia ceramics industry, with special emphasis on the English and German potters who helped create the "Philadelphia style".  


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"…Much improved in fashion, neatness and utility": The Development of the Philadelphia Ceramic Industry, 1700-1800. Deborah L. Miller. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435033)


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Temporal Keywords
18th Century


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 305

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America