Slipware Pitcher

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Title

Slipware Pitcher

Subject

Fehon, Jacqueline R.
Clauser, John W. Jr.
Archaeology.
Wachovia (N.C.)--History.
Artifacts.
Pottery.
Moravians.
Krause, Johann Gottlob, 1760-1802.

Description

This jug was recovered from the Krause-Butner Potter site by archaeologist Jacqueline R. Fehon. It is made of red clay, and covered with white slip on the interior and exterior. It has been bisque fired, and likely broke before it could be glazed. The body is quite delicate , the walls are just over .125” thick.

The foot flares very lightly at the bottom. The pitcher is thickest in the middle, has a narrow neck and flares slightly at the rim so both the foot and rim are the same diameter. The handle is flat on the interior and slightly rounded on the exterior. Two incised lines circle the body at the handle’s upper attachment point. The rim has a small spout opposite the handle.

This wheel-thrown pitcher was marked on the bottom with two parallel lines, and a diagonal line crossing the two. According to South, this mark corresponds with items priced at 1 shilling, 2 pence. (“Historical Archaeology in Wachovia” page 312.)

Archaeologist John Clauser attributes this piece to Johann Krause. On January 6, 1789, Krause moved from Salem to the old Gunsmith Shop in Bethabara. On November 4, 1789, he moved his pottery and residence to Johannes Staub. Krause continued producing pottery for there until he sold his business to Johannes Butner in 1802 due to failing health. He passed away shortly after.

Two fragments of the pitcher are marked 31FS 6 2-7 in black ink.

Dimensions: 9.125” tall, 3.875” dia base and rim

Creator

Krause, Johann Gottlob, 1760-1802.

Date

1789-1802

Type

Physical Object

Format

JPEG

Identifier

2018.2.42

Source

OC2-Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection Exhibit

Relation

Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection

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

Krause, Johann Gottlob, 1760-1802., “Slipware Pitcher,” Historic Bethabara Park Collections, accessed March 4, 2021, https://historicbethabarapark.omeka.net/items/show/64.