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Sponge

Common 1820 - 1860s


Bull's Head Tavern (18BC139)
Brick privy (Feature 9)
c. 1800 - 1830


Saucer in sponged and painted pea fowl pattern. Links to a larger image of this saucer in sponged and painted peafowl pattern. This object has been flaked into a disk.   Jug or pitcher in sponged rainbow pattern. Jug or pitcher in sponged rainbow pattern - links to a larger image.

Saucer in sponged and painted peafowl pattern. This object
has been flaked into a disk.

 

  Jug or pitcher in sponged
rainbow pattern.

Schiefferstadt (18FR134)
Privy (Feature 4)
ca. 1810 - 1870



Sponged saucer showing pattern known as "rainbow" by collectors. Sponged saucer showing pattern known as "rainbow" by collectors - links to a larger image.   Floral painted and sponged saucer, impressed "Harry". Floral painted and sponged saucer. Impressed "Harvey",potter's mark dates vessel to 1835-1853 - links to a larger image.
Sponged saucer showing
pattern known as "rainbow"
by collectors.
  Floral painted and sponged
saucer. Impressed "Harvey",
potter's mark dates vessel to
1835-1853.

Reiff Site (18WA454)
Tenant Household
1820s - 1850s

Cup in green sponged decoration - links to a larger image. Cup in green sponged decoration - links to a larger image.   Cup in sponged and painted peafowl pattern - links to a larger image. Cup in sponged and painted peafowl pattern - links to a larger image.
Cup in green
sponged decoration.
  Cup in sponged and painted
peafowl pattern.

Federal Reserve (18BC27)
Mid-19th century


Privy Pit (Feature 30)   Privy Pit (Feature 30)
Handled cup with sponged decoration. Handled cup with sponged decoration - links to a larger image.   London shape cup with in sponged rainbow pattern. London shape cup with sponged rainbow pattern - links to a larger image.

Handled cup with sponged
decoration.

 

  London shape cup with
sponged rainbow pattern.
Privy Pit (Feature 30)   Privy Pit (Feature 17)
London shape cup with sponged decoration. Links to a larger image.   Saucer in sponged and painted peafowl pattern. Saucer in sponged and painted peafowl pattern.
London shape cup with
sponged decoration.
  Saucer in sponged and painted
peafowl pattern.

H & S Bakery (18BC32)
Feature 20 – Brick-lined privy
Early to mid-19th century



Double-curve (Canova) shape refined white earthenware cup with painted peafowl and sponged blue motif - click to see larger image. Double-curve (Canova) shape refined white earthenware cup with painted peafowl and sponged blue motif - click to see larger image.   Refined white earthenware saucer with sponged and painted decoration - click to see larger image. Refined white earthenware saucer with sponged and painted decoration - click to see larger image.

Double-curve (Canova) shape refined white earthenware cup with painted peafowl and sponged blue motif.

 

  Refined white earthenware
saucer with sponged and
painted decoration.

East New Market Streetscape (18DO466)
Surface Find
Mid-to Late 20th century



  Image of a duck with red sponged pattern - In pieces This modern sponged ware planter is molded in the shape of a duck - links to a larger image.  
  This modern sponged ware planter
is molded in the shape of a duck.
Second half of 20th century
 

Point Lookout State Park
Surface Collection – not provenienced to a specific site



  PtLookout-Plate-painted tulip pattern with blue sponged rim. PtLookout-Plate-painted tulip pattern with blue sponged rim.  
  Plate with painted tulip pattern with
blue sponged rim.  The use of chrome colors in the flower date this vessel’s production after 1830.
 

Courtesy of National Park Service,
National Capital Region



  London shape cup sponged in orange and blue. London shape cup sponged in orange and blue.  
  London shape cup sponged in
orange and blue.
 
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