Teacup

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Dublin Core

Title

Teacup

Subject

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

Description

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 archaeologists during restoration.

Aust produced two styles of teacups while in Bethabara. One featured no handle, the other, seen here, has a thin handle. The cup was thrown on a potter’s wheel and the body is less than 1/8” thick at the rim. The interior is glazed yellow, the exterior brown. The underside of the foot is unglazed and it was manufactured from white clay. This piece was recovered from Aust Waster Dump #1, indicating it was manufactured between 1763-1771. However, similar fragments were recovered from Aust Waster Dump #2, indicating this style of teacup was being produced as early as 1756.

The object is labeled B4-4-1.

Creator

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788.

Date

1763-1771

Type

Physical Object

Format

JPEG

Identifier

2018.2.3

Source

OC2-Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection Exhibit

Relation

Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection
MC2-Stanley South Manuscript Collection Box – Folder 1-36
MC2-Stanley South Manuscript Collection Box – Folder 3-76

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., “Teacup,” Historic Bethabara Park Collections, accessed April 17, 2021, https://historicbethabarapark.omeka.net/items/show/27.