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Redware Charger

1996.109 (RS35159)

Description

Redware/slipware charger; decorated and inscribed with white and green slip.

Details

Label
The slip used to decorate redware, made from white pipe clay, allowed potters not only to personalize pieces with names, but also to send political or social messages, as seen on this plate from the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century, on display at Cogswell's Grant in Essex, Massachusetts. With their typical humor and keen eye for display, the Littles hung the Temperance plate in the pantry, where cocktails were prepared before dinner.
Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Temperance/ Health/ Wealth" (written in slip)
Associated Building
Original To Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
redware
slip (clay)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Essex (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Charger
chargers (platters)
redware
slip (clay)
Accession Number
1996.109
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
241386

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