Browse Items (43 total)

  • Collection: Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection

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Cream and milk pots were the most commonly produced item in the Wachovia potteries. This style of pottery is commonly known today as a crock. While both cream and milk pots appeared on pottery shop inventories, the elements which distinguished the…

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This redware jug was recovered in the bisque state. It likely broke during the first firing and was never glazed. The body is only .125” thick. The reddish-buff clay is typical of that mined by Aust in Bethabara. A number of similar fragments were…

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Trivets were a type of kiln furniture used to support glazed objects. Trivets were made three ways in Bethabara. They could be molded by hand like this one, turned on a potter’s wheel and shaped with a knife, or made with a plaster press mold.

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Green ware pipe measuring 2" long, 1.625" tall, and 1" wide. The pipe is made of white clay glazed with copper oxide lead glaze on the exterior. A significant section of the pipe bowl is broken..

The pipe features a fluted body with a human face…

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Restored ceramic teacup manufactured by Moravian potter Gottfried Aust. It measures 2" tall, 2.875" diameter, and 3.5" long across handle.

The brown and yellow glazed pieces are original, and the matte-brown unglazed portions were created by the…

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Restored ceramic saucer manufactured by Moravian potter Gottfried Aust. It measures 1.125" tall, 4.5" diameter. The brown and yellow glazed pieces are original, and the matte-yellow unglazed portions were created by the archaeologists during…

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Water jug reconstructed from ceramic sherds recovered from Aust Waster Dump #2, indicating it was constructed between 1756 and 1760.

The jug is made from buff colored clay. The interior is coated in a matte black glaze. This glaze covers the…

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Redware stove tile of the pattern produced by Gottfried Aust. Stove tiles were manufactured in Bethabara as early as November, 1756, when ceramic stoves were installed in the Gemeinhaus and Single Brothers House. Ceramic Stoves were eventually placed…

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Redware stove tile of the pattern produced by Gottfried Aust. Stove tiles were manufactured in Bethabara as early as November, 1756, when ceramic stoves were installed in the Gemeinhaus and Single Brothers House. Ceramic Stoves were placed in most of…

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Redware oil lamp manufactured by Gottfried Aust in Bethabara. This lamp is coated in a brown glaze. The brown color was obtained by adding manganese oxide to the lead glaze.

The lamp’s design is unique. It has a base similar to candlesticks found…