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5-46 1 MC2 Aust and Christ Profit Allowances 1781.pdf
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11 Dec. 1781. "Br. Aust as well as Br. Christ have turned in a list of the piece work, which are almost alike. Both consist in the fact that the journeyman shall get, if he is preparing the clay by himself, for each piece that is sold for…

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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 unfired, polychrome decorated slipware plate is reconstructed from sherds recovered from Gottfried Aust’s Waster Dump #1. South dates the use of this area as a pottery dump to 1763-1771.

The plate body is made of redware, covered with white…

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Unglazed pipe made of white clay,

This is one of Gottfried Aust's smooth, plain style pipes. This style pipe was manufactured in the Bethabara Pottery between 1756-1771. Aust's pipes were made with a pipe press and brass molds. The mold seam is…

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Unglazed pipe made of buff and red clay. This pipe was found in four pieces and glued back together by the archaeologists. A small piece on the front edge of the bowl is missing. The upper portion of the bowl’s interior is stained black, which may…

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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…

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This is an unglazed, bisque-fired porringer made of reddish-buff clay. This piece was found in fragments and reassembled by the archaeologists. The piece, identified by Stanley South as a “pint cup” was thrown on a potter’s wheel by Gottfried Aust in…

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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,…

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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.…

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This redware pipe sagger fragment is an example of kiln furniture used by Moravian potters. A sagger is a clay container used to hold ceramics while they are fired in a kiln. A sagger protects the pottery inside from open flames and debris. This…