Lusterware Photos

Lusterware is created by adding a metallic glaze (silver, copper, tin, etc.) onto pottery or porcelain so that it shines. While the process has been used for centuries, early 18th Century Americans, who could not afford silver teapots and pitchers, made lusterware pottery popular. When silver electroplating of metal was invented in 1846, demand for Lusterware declined.

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Collection of lusterware pitchers at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.Lusterware pitchers in dining room at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.Lusterware pitcher at Florence Griswold Museum. Old Lyme, CT.Lusterware pitcher at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.
Collection of lusterware pitchers at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.Lusterware pitchers in dining room at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.Lusterware pitcher at Florence Griswold Museum. Old Lyme, CT.Lusterware pitcher at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.
Lusterware pitcher at Jackson County Marshall's House Museum. Independence, MO.British lusterware jug at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Lusterware pitcher with Oriental design at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Lusterware pitchers at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.
Lusterware pitcher at Jackson County Marshall's House Museum. Independence, MO.British lusterware jug (c1845) at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Lusterware pitcher with Oriental design at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Lusterware pitchers at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.
Lusterware pitcher in Saskatchewan Government House. Regina, SK.Lusterware pitchers at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.Lusterware pitcher & canisters at Hurlbut-Dunham House. Wethersfield, CT.Lusterware pitcher at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.
Lusterware pitcher in Saskatchewan Government House. Regina, SK.Lusterware pitchers at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.Lusterware pitcher & canisters at Hurlbut-Dunham House. Wethersfield, CT.Lusterware pitcher at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.
Lusterware jug with yellow trim at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Lusterware jug with bird design at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Lusterware pottery jug with motto Success to Shipping Trade at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Lusterware pottery jug with view of Iron Bridge over River Weaphen in England at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Lusterware jug with yellow trim at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Lusterware jug with bird design at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Lusterware pottery jug (c1810) with motto Success to Shipping Trade at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Lusterware pottery jug (c1796) with view of Iron Bridge over River Weaphen in England at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Lusterware pitcher of Noran Creina Steam-Yacth at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.Earthenware silver luster pitcher from Henry Powell of England with design of Masonic symbols at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.French Lusterware pitcher at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.Lusterware pitcher at Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Danbury, CT.
Lusterware pitcher of Noran Creina Steam-Yacth (stet) at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.Earthenware silver luster pitcher (c1830) from Henry Powell of England with design of Masonic symbols at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.French Lusterware pitcher (19th C) at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.Lusterware pitcher at Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Danbury, CT.
Sailors' Farewell commemorative pitcher at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Firefighter earthenware pitcher by Salamander Works of New York City at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Silver-colored lusterware pitchers & bowl at Park-McCullough Historic Estate. North Bennington, VT.Collection of English teapots with transfer-print, silver luster & pink luster decoration at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.
Sailors' Farewell commemorative pitcher at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Firefighter earthenware pitcher (c1840) by Salamander Works of New York City at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Silver-colored lusterware pitchers & bowl at Park-McCullough Historic Estate. North Bennington, VT.Collection of English teapots (19th C) with transfer-print, silver luster & pink luster decoration at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.
Lusterware tea service at Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. Windsor, CT.Teapot & cup of earthenware with pink-luster glaze from England at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Lusterware teapot owned by Oliver Ellsworth at his Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Pink lusterware tea set from Staffordshire, England fired with metallic oxide pigments & popular until the invention of electroplating in 1840s at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Lusterware tea service at Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. Windsor, CT.Teapot & cup of earthenware with pink-luster glaze (late 19th C) from England at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Lusterware teapot owned by Oliver Ellsworth at his Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Pink lusterware tea set (c1830) from Staffordshire, England fired with metallic oxide pigments & popular until the invention of electroplating in 1840s at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Porcelain vase with red & greenish gold luster pattern by Weller Sicardo, Zanesville, OH at Lightner Museum. St Augustine, FL.Metallic silver luster ceramic puzzle jug at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.

Porcelain vase with red & greenish gold luster pattern (1901-7) by Weller Sicardo, Zanesville, OH at Lightner Museum. St Augustine, FL.Metallic silver luster ceramic puzzle jug (c1820) at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.


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