Teapot

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Dublin Core

Title

Teapot

Subject

South, Stanley A.
Archaeology.
Wachovia (N.C.)--History.
Artifacts.
Pottery.
Moravians.
Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788.

Description

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. Aust produced two styles of teapots in Bethabara. This is the smaller, featuring narrow shoulders and a broad base. It is wheel-thrown. The spout is faceted. Decorative incised lines encircle the body and neck and lid. The lines around the body are dual purpose. They are ornamental and mark the attachment points of the handle and spout.

The fragments were recovered from Aust’s Waster Dump #1, which was used between 1763 and 1771. Labeled B4-5-1.

Creator

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788

Date

1763-1771

Type

Physical Object

Format

JPEG

Identifier

2018.2.1

Source

OC2-Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection Exhibit

Relation

Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection
Stanley South Manuscript Collection Box - Folder 3-8

Rights

Rights held by Historic Bethabara Park, Inc. Use and reproduction restrictions apply. Contact Historic Bethabara Park Archives.

Contributor

Photography: Daniel Ferguson

Rights Holder

Historic Bethabara Park, Inc.

Citation

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788, “Teapot,” Historic Bethabara Park Collections, accessed April 17, 2021, https://historicbethabarapark.omeka.net/items/show/26.