Slip Decorated Earthenware Tankard or "Cann"

(1685 - 1695)

Highly unusual late-17th-century slip decorated earthenware "cann" or tankard spattered or speckled with blue and white slip under a colorless lead glaze manufactured in the late-18th century. Wheel-thrown and lathe-trimmed with multiple reeded bands below the rim and above the base. A strap handle with a "squab" terminal is visible on the center sherd. Other examples have been found at Jamestown and the William Drummond plantation site in James City County, Virginia. For further reading see Merry Abbitt Outlaw, "A Collection of Curious 'Canns'" in Robert Hunter, Ed., Ceramics in America (2002): 206–209. 

Stadt Huys Block


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