Department of Anthropology

Red Stoneware

  • Type: Fine stoneware
  • Date range: c.1763-1775
  • Median date: 1769
  • Place of origin: England

A stoneware that was sometimes described as "red porcelain." The pieces were usually engine-turned and dry-bodied.

Teapots are the most common form, usually copying silver designs. These were decorated with moulded sprigged ornament in rococo motifs. Teapots were also engine-turned, and some were lead glazed (which covered the red body).

The red wares were produced primarily by English potters.

See Noel Hume 1976: 120-121, and South 1977: 211


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