Browse Items (43 total)

  • Collection: Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection

Bethabra-01972.jpg
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…

Bethabra-01899.jpg
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…

IMG_6093.JPG
This large, thin-walled redware cup was thrown on a potter’s wheel. To achieve the brown exterior and yellow interior, white slip was applied to the cup’s interior while a manganese oxide glaze was applied to the exterior. A number of incised and…

IMG_6244.JPG
This candle holder is made of redware with a brown manganese glaze on the top surfaces. The underside is unglazed, aside for areas where trails of glaze ran down the sides. This piece was thrown on a potter’s wheel by Gottfried Aust.

A number of…

IMG_0778.JPG
This unglazed candlestick is made of mottled buff, red, and dark gray clay. This piece was thrown on a potter’s wheel. Once the basic shape was established, a sharp tool was then used to cut the facets, and to carve out the cup for the candle.…

Bethabra-01890.jpg
This is an unglazed, bisque-fired chamber pot is made of reddish-buff clay. This piece was found in fragments and reassembled by the archaeologists. The piece was thrown on a potter’s wheel by Gottfried Aust in Bethabara. It features a small foot,…

Bethabra-01911.jpg
Redware stove tile of the pattern produced by Rudolph Christ. 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…

IMG_6238.JPG
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…

2018.2.17 Flask.jpg
This is a round, unglazed, bisque-fired flask or bottle made of reddish-buff, somewhat mottled, clay. This piece was found in fragments and reassembled by the archaeologists. The flask was made in three pieces. First, the two halves of the body were…

2018.2.2a.jpg
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…