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JACKFIELD-TYPE WARE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
JACKFIELD-TYPE WARE
Category:
LEAD GLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE
Production Origin:
ENGLAND
Production Date Range:
1740-1790
Defining Attributes:
Very hard, dark purple to dark reddish-grey paste .

Thin-walled vessels.

Deep, shiny, lustrous (often almost metallic-appearing) black glaze on interior and exterior.

Decorated Jackfield wares can have oil gilded or enamel floral or foliate designs, or be decorated with slip designs in sprigs, bands or lines.

Vessel Forms:
CUP
PITCHER
SAUCER
TEA POT
Comments:
Jackfield production is historically associated with the town of Jackfield in Shropshire, however it was also commonly produced in Staffordshire by potters like Thomas Whieldon (thus the use of "Jackfield-type" wares). Itís peak period of use was from about 1740-1760. Jackfield type ware made by Thomas Wheildon is characterized by a redder body and slightly more brilliant black glaze.
Published Definitions:
Noel Hume 1969, 2001; South 1977; www.jefpat.org/diagnostic/Historic_Ceramic_Web_Page