Underglaze Painted "Peafowl" Pearlware Saucer

(ca. 1795 - ca. 1815)

One mended pearlware saucer consisting of rim, body, base, and footring sherds. The interior surface is decorated with a blue underglaze painted wavy band in a drapery design along the interior rim and a thinner line around the face. There is a central polychrome decoration featuring a peahen sitting on a branch surrounded by leaves, flowers, and geometric shapes. The decoration colors primarily consist of yellow, orange, brown, green, and blue. There is a brown painter's mark on the interior face of the footring. This is an example of pearlware design #62. Additional base, body, and rim fragments featuring this design are present. The base diameter is approximately 9.5 cm., the rim diameter is 17 cm., and the height is 3.5 cm.

7 Hanover Square

Manhattan, 7 Hanover Square

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