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Combware Charger

1991.690 (RS21108)

Description

Large English slipware dish, round and deep with notched edge. Off buff-brown clay; its face covered with brown and yellow combed slip decoration of fine herringbone pattern between stripes of combing.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1700-1750
Inscriptions
Red paint on bottom underside: RLW/Howe Family/Northboro since 1775 Pencil on bottom underside: Howe/Northboro
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
combing (yarn-making)
glazing (coating)
molding (forming)
redware
slip (clay)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Charger
chargers (platters)
Combed
combing (yarn-making)
glazing (coating)
herringbone
Herringbone
Lead Glazed
molding (forming)
Notched
Pressed
Redware
redware
Slip
slip (clay)
Striped
stripes
Dimensions
13 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.690
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2562

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