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ANNULAR WARE, MOCHA - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
ANNULAR WARE, MOCHA
Category:
REFINED EARTHENWARE
Production Origin:
ENGLAND
Production Date Range:
1795-1895
Defining Attributes:
White to light cream colored, thin, hard, compact paste.

Background glaze may be white on whiteware, very light blue on pearlware, or pale creamy yellow on creamware.

Decorated with horizontal bands of colored slip applied in varying widths. Colors are predominantly muted earth tones including, black, olive green, tan, rust, brown, ochre yellow, grey, and pale blue.

The widest color bands contain dendritic or fern-like designs, usually in dark brown. Other colors, such as blue, green and pink were used infrequently.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
MUG
PITCHER
Comments:
Mocha ware is part of the Factory-made Slipware group of refined earthenware ceramics decorated with applied slip decoration. These were produced in great quantity during the last quarter of the eighteenth century through the nineteenth century in England and the United States. The mocha pattern is found more often on creamware than pearlware or whiteware, and the same dendritic design is also commonly found on Yellow wares. These pieces date from the second half of the 19th century.
Published Definitions:
Noel Hume 1969, Miller 1991, Sussman 1997