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Plate

Place Made:
Alamance County North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1810-1830
Medium:
lead glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
HOA: 12
Accession Number:
2450
Description:
Redware plate or deep dish, buff biscuit, with light tan background inside formed by clear lead glaze over the buff biscuit, this decorated at the perimeter by triple green lines with brown zig-zag lines between, and in the center with white (pipe clay) lines making parallel stripes into which are set lines formed by s-shaped slip in alternating green, white and brown lines.

Though this piece was discovered in a Hockett family home, Johanna Brown has communicated about this piece with Hal Pugh who has done extensive work on the Hockett family of potters, and he believes this piece may actually be part of the Alamance pottery group.

History:
Discovered in northern Randolph County from an old home of the Quaker Hockett family.
Credit Line:
MESDA Purchase Fund