Redware Charger

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-241386

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

chargers (platters)
redware
slip (clay)
Charger

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.

Inscription

"Temperance/ Health/ Wealth" (written in slip)

Associated Building

Original To Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1996.109

Places

Essex (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)