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WHITEWARE, HAND PAINTED - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
WHITEWARE, HAND PAINTED
Category:
REFINED EARTHENWARE
Production Origin:
ENGLAND
Production Date Range:
1830-present
Defining Attributes:
White to off white colored, thin, hard, compact paste

Clear lead glaze, background is pure, paper white

Glaze in clear to light grey where is pools, and may also be slightly bluish

Hand painted and sponged floral and geometric patterns in bright colors

Colors include blue, reddish-pink, green, pruple, orange and pink

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
CUP
JAR
PITCHER
PLATE
PLATTER
TEA POT
TUREEN
Comments:
Flow painted in blue and purple, cut sponge designs and sprig painted wares gain popularity around 1840. Large painted floral polychrome designs in table and tea wares gain popularity in the 1870's.
Published Definitions:
South 1977, Miller 1991