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SLIPWARE, STAFFORDSHIRE-TYPE, ENGLISH - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
SLIPWARE, STAFFORDSHIRE-TYPE, ENGLISH
Category:
SLIPWARE
Production Origin:
ENGLAND
Production Date Range:
1675-1770
Defining Attributes:
Paste is a coarse earthenware, buff or tan in color, often with visible mineral tempering. Vessels can be either wheel-thrown or bat molded.

Surface is covered with white and/or brown slip, and decorated in a variety of ways. A lead glaze is applied over the slip decoration, giving the pottery it’s characteristic yellow and brown appearance.

Decoration methods include trailing slip designs, “jewelling” (placing dots of slip on bands of contrasting color); combing, marbling (joggling), and impressed designs.

Platters are usually decorated only in one side, and typically have a crimped (“piecrust”) lip.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
CANDLE HOLDER
CHAMBER POT
CUP
MUG
PITCHER
PLATE
PLATTER
POSSET CUP
Comments:
This yellow and brown slipware is associated with Staffordshire; however it was produced in several centers in England. It was made in a wide variety of both utilitarian and tableware forms.
Published Definitions:
http://www.jefpat.org/diagnostic/Historic_Ceramic_Web_Page/Historic_Main.htm; Erikson and Hunter 2001; Grigsby 1993; Noel Hume 1970, 2001