Saucer

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Dublin Core

Title

Saucer

Subject

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

Description

Restored ceramic saucer manufactured by Moravian potter Gottfried Aust. It measures 1.125" tall, 4.5" diameter. The brown and yellow glazed pieces are original, and the matte-yellow unglazed portions were created by the archaeologists during restoration.

Aust produced three styles of saucers while in Bethabara. This is the most delicate of the three. The saucer was thrown on a potter’s wheel and the body is approximately 1/8” thick at the rim. The interior is glazed yellow, the exterior brown. The underside of the foot is unglazed and reveals it is constructed of 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 saucer was being produced as early as 1756.

The saucer fragments are labeled B4-4-1.

Creator

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788.

Date

1763-1771

Type

Physical Object

Format

JPEG

Identifier

2018.2.4

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. , “Saucer,” Historic Bethabara Park Collections, accessed April 17, 2021, https://historicbethabarapark.omeka.net/items/show/28.