Department of Anthropology
"Rockingham" Type Ware
- Type: Refined earthenware
- Date range: c.1850-present
- Place of origin: England, North America
The bodies of these wares were usually yellow (same as Yellow Ware). The main difference between Yellow Ware and Rockingham ware is that the latter is splattered with a brown manganese glaze applied to a piece already covered with a clear glaze. A mottled, or drip effect results from melting the two glazes together.
Sometimes the pieces were directly dipped into the Rockingham glaze, to give a reddish brown or brown finish.
Rockingham ware was often produced with moulded decorative elements.
See also Yellow Ware
See Gallo 1985: 39
Photo: Rockingham ware sherd, with moulded design