Overglaze Enamel Painted Shell Edge Creamware Plate

(ca. 1774 - ca. 1790)

One nearly complete creamware plate decorated with a molded shell edge and scalloped rim. The edge is painted over the glaze with brown enamel, which has come off in certain areas. There is some discoloration on the glaze and paste, which may be from burning or a privy. Due to the possible burnt surface, the enamel coloring may be a result of fire damage rather than a true coloring. There is a low, rounded footring with moderate use-wear. Consists of two mended sherds. The rim measures to at 10 inches in diameter.

7 Hanover Square

Manhattan, 7 Hanover Square

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