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STONEWARE, WHITE SALT GLAZED, SCRATCH BLUE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
STONEWARE, WHITE SALT GLAZED, SCRATCH BLUE
Category:
STONEWARE
Production Origin:
ENGLAND
Production Date Range:
1735-1775
Defining Attributes:


Thin, white, vitreous, dense stoneware paste.

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

Incised geometric and floral designs that are neatly filled with cobalt blue oxide. Excess pigment outside of the thin, incised lines is wiped off.

Vessel Forms:
CUP
PITCHER
PUNCH POT
SAUCER
TEA POT
Comments:
Between 1720 and 1740, the Occasionally the "scratch" design was filled with iron oxide rather than cobalt blue. These are referred to as "Scratch Brown" Stoneware.
Published Definitions:
Noel Hume 1969