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American Stoneware, What it Looks Like from an 18th Century Point of View

Author(s): Meta F Janowitz

Year: 2016

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Summary

Salt-glazed stoneware vessels and sherds found on 19th century sites are generally assumed to be of North American manufacture, unless they are highly decorated, but sherds from 18th century sites are usually identified as German made. American potters, however, made highly decorated vessels in the German style beginning in the early 18th century and many vessels attributed to Europe were made in New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania. These vessels can be identified by their pastes and other characteristics, including their decorations and their chemical compositions.


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American Stoneware, What it Looks Like from an 18th Century Point of View. Meta F Janowitz. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435034)


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

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PaperId(s): 349

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