Cream or Milk Pot

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Dublin Core

Title

Cream or Milk Pot

Subject

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

Description

Cream and milk pots were the most commonly produced item in the Wachovia potteries. This style of pottery is commonly known today as a crock. While both cream and milk pots appeared on pottery shop inventories, the elements which distinguished the two are unknown. Early pots can be distinguished from later pieces by the shape. Later pots tended to have very straight sides. All examples recovered outside of the waster dumps are glazed on the interior.

This large example is in the bisque state, having been fired and likely broken in the kiln or just before glazing. The exterior is somewhat smoother than the interior, which is has ridges from top to bottom. A large “6” is carved into the exterior base. A 1789 price list indicates that this “6” very likely indicates that this piece was priced at 6 pence.

This pot was recovered from feature B51, Aust’s Waster Dump #2. Waster Dump #2 was actually the earliest waster dump, just the second one found by the archaeologists. Stanley South estimates this dump was filled between 1756 and 1760, though Aust produced this same style throughout his entire career.

It is marked B51-4-1-47 on the base in black ink.

Dimensions: 9.875” dia rim, 6” dia base, 9.875” tall.

Creator

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788

Date

1756-1760

Type

Physical Object

Format

JPEG

Identifier

2018.2.37

Source

OC2-Historic Bethabara Archaeology Collection Exhibit.

Relation

Historic Bethabara Archaeology Collection.
Stanley South Manuscript Collection Box - Folder 2-91.
Stanley South Manuscript Collection Box - Folder 4-6.

Rights

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

Rights Holder

Historic Bethabara Park, Inc.

Citation

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788, “Cream or Milk Pot,” Historic Bethabara Park Collections, accessed March 4, 2021, https://historicbethabarapark.omeka.net/items/show/59.