Sponged Refined Earthenware Body/Rim Sherds

(1820s - 1930)

These eleven small sherds of blue sponge decorated refined white earthenware belonged to one or more unidentifiable hollowware vessels, likely at least one teacup, because a few sherds are thin and decorated on both sides. Sponge-decorated ceramics were regularly produced from the 1820s through the 1930s in England, and from the 1850s on in the U.S. (in New Jersey and Liverpool, Ohio). This decorative technique was especially popular on teawares in the 1830s in the U.S.

7 Hanover Square

Manhattan, 7 Hanover Square

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