Browse Items (43 total)

  • Collection: Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection

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This thin-walled, white ware cup was thrown on a potter’s wheel. A number of incised lines were applied to the body. These lines served as both decoration, and as a guide for attaching the handle. Clear glaze on the interior produced the yellow…

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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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In 1773, William Ellis arrived in Bethabara and offered to teach Gottfried Aust how to make English Staffordshire-style earthenware in exchange for clothing and lodging. Ellis had been the superintendent of John Bartlam’s China Manufactory and…

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In 1771, William Ellis arrived in Bethabara and offered to teach Gottfried Aust how to make English-style “Queensware” and “Tortoise-shell” pottery in exchange for clothing and lodging. Ellis had been the superintendent of John Bartlam’s China…

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This reconstructed, delicate redware mug is decorated in a tortoise shell glaze. The red clay body was coated in white slip and fired. After firing, a mix of copper oxide, manganese, and clear glaze was applied to produce the polychromatic tortoise…

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This reconstructed, delicate redware bowl is decorated in a tortoise shell glaze. The red clay body was coated in white slip and fired. After firing, a mix of copper oxide, manganese, and clear glaze was applied to produce the polychromatic tortoise…

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This reconstructed, delicate redware beaker is decorated in a tortoise shell glaze. The red clay body was coated in white slip and fired. After firing, a mix of copper oxide, manganese, and clear glaze was applied to produce the polychromatic…

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Restored ceramic teapot manufactured by Moravian potter Gottfried Aust. It measures 5.5" tall, 7" long, and 4" wide.

The brown glazed pieces are original, and the yellow, unglazed portions were created by the archaeologists during restoration.…

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This cup, classified as a teacup by archaeologist Jacqueline Fehon, was recovered from the Krause-Butner Potter site. It is made of white, or kaolin clay, with slight redish mottling and was thrown on a potter’s wheel. The body is quite delicate as…

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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…