Department of Anthropology

American Redware

  • Also called: New England coarse earthenware
  • Type: Coarse earthenware
  • Date range: c.1760-1900
  • Place of origin: New England

    The term "New England" ware or "American redware" applies to a coarse lead-glazed earthenware. Vessel types include tankards, bowls, chamberpots and plates. Decoration varies, among the different examples. Decoration can be clear glaze over brown "freckles," or yellow, brown or green slip trailed designs, or dark brown glazed and cordoned.

    See Davis, Cottreau and Niven 1987: 23


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