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STONEWARE, WHITE SALT GLAZED, DEBASED SCRATCH BLUE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
STONEWARE, WHITE SALT GLAZED, DEBASED SCRATCH BLUE
Category:
STONEWARE
Production Origin:
ENGLAND
Production Date Range:
1765-1795
Defining Attributes:
Thin, grayish-white white, dense stoneware paste.

Salt-glazed surface, producing a glossy, white fine “orange peel” finish.

Incised geometric and floral designs that are filled with a heavy application of cobalt blue oxide. Excess pigment is left on the surface, producing cloudy blue areas outside of the incised design.

Vessel Forms:
CHAMBER POT
MUG
PITCHER
Comments:
This ware has been suggested (Noel Hume 2001) to have been an English version of Rhenish blue and gray stoneware. Although declining in popularity after 1795, it was produced until ca. 1820.
Published Definitions:
Noel Hume 1969, 2001