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Painted or Stenciled Luster Ware


Fort Garrison (18BA27)
19th c. Slave Quarter, Lot 1



Painted luster decoration on white bodied cup sherds. Painted resist technique with silver luster. Unidentifed hollow vessel. Note: this sherd and the one to the right are from the same vessel. Painted resist technique with silver luster. Unidentifed hollow vessel. Note: this sherd and the one to the left are from the same vessel.
Painted luster decoration on white
bodied cup sherds.
Painted resist technique with silver luster;
unidentifed hollow vessel. Note: this sherd
and the one to the right are from the
same vessel.
Painted resist technique with silver luster;
unidentifed hollow vessel. Note: this sherd
and the one to the left are from the same vessel.

Federal Reserve (18BC27)


Feature 7
mid-19th century
Feature 17
mid-19th century
Feature 23
mid-19th century
Painted landscape design in purple luster on white earthenware jug. Painted landscape design in purple luster on white earthenware jug. Porcellaneous molded saucer with rim painted in pink luster. Porcellaneous molded saucer with rim painted in pink luster. Interior of white earthenware cup with painted floral decoration in purple luster.  Exterior is bat printed in purple. Interior of white earthenware cup with painted floral decoration in purple luster.  Exterior is bat printed in purple.
Painted landscape design in purple luster
on white earthenware jug.
Porcellaneous molded saucer with rim
painted in pink luster.

Interior of white earthenware cup with
painted floral decoration in purple luster.
  Exterior is bat printed in purple.

 

White earthenware jug dipped in blue slip, with painted purple luster floral decoration on both the slipped upper area (fugitive) and the central portion of the jug where the slip has been removed.  Purple luster also painted along beaded rim and spout. White earthenware jug dipped in blue slip, with painted purple luster floral decoration on both the slipped upper area (fugitive) and the central portion of the jug where the slip has been removed.  Purple luster also painted along beaded rim and spout.   White earthenware saucer with painted floral decoration in purple luster. White earthenware saucer with painted floral decoration in purple luster.
White earthenware jug dipped in blue slip,
with painted purple luster floral decoration on
both the slipped upper area (fugitive) and
the central portion of the jug where the slip
has been removed. Purple luster also painted along beaded rim and spout.
  White earthenware saucer with painted floral
decoration in purple luster.Matches cup
pattern shown above this image.

H & S Bakery (18BC32)
Feature 21 – Wood-lined Privy
Mid-19th century


Mechanics Court (18BC132)
12A - Privy, barrel lined
c. 1900 - 1920

Luster painted bone china saucer and cup in floral design - click image to see larger view.Luster painted bone china saucer and cup in floral design - click image to see larger view. Luster painted bone china saucer and cup in floral design - click image to see larger view. Luster painted bone china saucer and cup in floral design - click image to see larger view. Painted design in gold luster on vitreous white bodied small plate or saucer. Painted design in gold luster on vitreous white bodied small plate or saucer.
Luster painted bone china saucer and cup in floral design. Painted design in gold luster on vitreous white
bodied small plate or saucer.

Mechanic's Court (18BC132)
African American Home
19th Century


North Pearl Street (18BC162)
Privy, (Feature 2-03)
1800 - 1833

Privy 19AO1 (18BC80)
Privy, brick lined.
Late 19th to early 20th centuries

Painted floral luster decoration on white earthenware saucer. Painted floral luster decoration on white earthenware saucer - links to a larger view of image. Painted design in pink and purple luster on white bodied small jug. Painted design in pink and purple luster on white bodied small jug. Painted floral luster decoration against pink luster band on white earthenware saucer.  Painted floral luster decoration against pink luster band on white earthenware saucer. 
Painted floral luster decoration on white
earthenware saucer.
Painted design in pink and purple luster on
white bodied small jug.
Painted floral luster decoration against pink
luster band on white earthenware saucer.
 

Courtesy of National Park Service,
National Capital Region




Private Collection

Bone china saucer with purple and pink luster and red overglaze painted berries. Bone china saucer with purple and pink luster and red overglaze painted berries. Private collection - Jug decorated
in silver luster using resist technique. Painted handled mug with pink luster in floral motif.  Note that the handle is a complete reconstruction, done with two metal wires that have been drilled into the body of the mug at the handle base - from a private collection. Painted handled mug with pink luster in floral motif.  Note that the handle is a complete reconstruction, done with two metal wires that have been drilled into the body of the mug at the handle base - from a private collection.
Bone china saucer with purple and pink
luster and red overglaze painted berries.
 
Jug decorated in silver luster using resist
technique.
Painted handled mug with pink luster in floral
motif.  Note that the handle is a complete
reconstruction, done with two metal wires that
have been drilled into the body of the mug at
the handle base.

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Thumbnail image of a yellow ware undecorated soup plate - when clicked on will open a larger image. Thumbnail image of an undecorated plate, impressed mark Sharpe’s Derbyshire on reverse.  Thomas Sharpe (Sharpe, Brothers & Co.) company began production c. 1821 - when clicked will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a yellow ware undecorated soup plate sherd - when clicked will open a larger image view.  Thumbnail image of a banded yellow ware mug from 18BC27, when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a bulbous shaped banded pitcher from 18BC27, when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a creamer or gravy server with molded floral motif from 18BC27, when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a banded yellow ware mug with applied handle from 18BC27, when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a yellow ware undecorated flower pot - when clicked on will open a larger image. Thumbnail image of a large bowl fragment with applied slip in blue from 18BC27, when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a mocha thistle pattern jug from a private collection - when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a Molded mixing bowl with an apple green glaze from a private collection - when clicked on will open a larger image view. Thumbnail image of a candlestick with flint - when clicked on will open a larger image view. Molded and green glazed vessel of indeterminate form – probably serving dish.  Green glaze covers both the interior and exterior of the vessel. Molded and green glazed vessel of indeterminate form – probably large plate or serving dish.  Green glaze covers both the interior and exterior of the vessel. Molded and green glazed vessel of indeterminate form – probably serving dish or large plate.  Green glaze covers both the interior and exterior of the vessel. Unidentified hollow vessels, one molded with a corn kernel motif and the other a basket weave.  The corn molded fragment has a pale pink interior glaze. Corn was a popular motif in majolica ceramics. Pitcher in private collection. This vessel is representative of the inexpensive lead glazed imitations of Jasper stoneware, produced in the first half of the 19th century. Dipped pearlware mug with greyish-brown slip, to which sprig molded figures have been applied.  This vessel is representative of the inexpensive lead glazed imitations of Jasper stoneware, produced in the first half of the 19th century. In this closup of vessel on left, in the damaged area above the legs in the figure on the right, the unglazed greyish color of the slip is visible where portions of the sprig molded design have flaked away. Bone china saucer with light blue floral motif.  Note that the floral basket is enclosed within a larger molded motif. Bone china bowl, possibly a slop bowl, with a light blue thistle and shamrock sprig molded motif.  This vessel is badly stained - possibly known as Chelsea sprig pattern, dated by the Museum Victoria in Victoria, Australia as circa 1880, based on archaeological context. Queen’s ware (creamware) ashtray with sprig molded grapevine design. Closeup detail of plate shown on left - Queen’s ware (creamware) ashtray with sprig molded grapevine design. Printed mark “WEDGWOOD of Etruria & Barlaston, Made in England” dating after c. 1940 (Godden 1964:660).  The impressed mark reads “Wedgwood 4 C 65”, meaning that this vessel was made in April of 1965 (Godden 1964:659). Bone china sugar dish with blue floral sprigging.  It is part of a largely complete teaware set previously owned by the Ogle family, former owners of Belair Museum. This bone china cup in the Blue Chelsea pattern bears the post 1962 mark of Adderleys Ltd. (Godden 1964:25), attesting to the production of this type of sprig decorated ware into the second half of the twentieth century.
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Updated:  10/31/16

Painted floral luster decoration on white earthenware saucer. White earthenware saucer with painted floral decoration in purple luster. Luster painted bone china saucer and cup in floral design - click image to see larger view. Luster painted bone china saucer and cup in floral design - click image to see larger view.