American Redware Pottery Photos

Redware Pottery was the earliest pottery locally produced in America from red clay, glazed with lead. A design was usually painted on before firing. Much surviving redware was produced in CT and PA. Redware was considered a common, cheap, replaceable alternative to harder ceramics imported from Europe and the Orient.

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Redware plate at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Redware plate at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Redware plate with looped yellow slip decoration, a Connecticut style, at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Redware plate at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.
Redware plate at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Redware plate at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Redware plate with looped yellow slip decoration, a Connecticut style, at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Redware plate at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.
Connecticut-style redware plate at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.Redware plate possibly by Smith Pottery, Norwalk, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Redware plate at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Redware plate at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.
Connecticut-style redware plate at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.Redware plate (1830-50) possibly by Smith Pottery, Norwalk, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Redware plate at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Redware plate at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.
Connecticut-style redware plate at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.Redware plate at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Redware plate with wavy lines at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.New England redware pottery at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.
Connecticut-style redware plate at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.Redware plate at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Redware plate with wavy lines (19th C) at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.New England redware pottery at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.
Redware plate at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.Redware plates from CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Redware & ceramic dishes at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.Redware deep dish by Christian Adam of New Market, VA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Redware plate at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.Redware plates from CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Redware & ceramic dishes at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.Redware deep dish (c1814-22) by Christian Adam of New Market, VA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Earthenware redware platter from Pennsylvania at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Earthenware redware platter from Pennsylvania at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.New England redware pottery at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Ceramic redware in kitchen at Mt Vernon. Washington, VA.
Earthenware redware platter (c1850) from Pennsylvania at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Earthenware redware platter (c1850) from Pennsylvania at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.New England redware pottery at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Ceramic redware in kitchen at Mt Vernon. Washington, VA.
Redware plate inscribed in German from PA at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Redware dish decorated Nancy's dish from Norwalk, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Redware plate with ABC at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Redware bowl trailed slip decorated stating "Money Wanted" reflecting America's first great depression at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Redware plate inscribed in German (19th C) from PA at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Redware dish decorated Nancy's dish (1800-25) from Norwalk, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Redware plate with ABC at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Redware bowl (c1837) trailed slip decorated stating "Money Wanted" reflecting America's first great depression at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Redware plate trailed slip decorated stating "Apple Pie" at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Redware cake mold from PA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Redware posset pot to sip liquid below soggy bread upper posset layer at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Redware pitcher at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Redware plate (19th C) trailed slip decorated stating "Apple Pie" at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Redware cake mold (c1860) from PA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Redware posset pot (1830) to sip liquid below soggy bread upper posset layer at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Redware pitcher at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Redware pitcher at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.Redware pitcher from PA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Ceramic puzzle jug at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Redware ceramic jug at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.
Redware pitcher at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.Redware pitcher (c1830) from PA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Ceramic puzzle jug at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Redware ceramic jug (c1770) at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.
Redware urn at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Redware jar from Middlebury, VT at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Redware covered crock at Nathaniel Hempstead House. New London, CT.Redware crock & jug from PA at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.
Redware urn at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Redware jar (1825-30) from Middlebury, VT at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Redware covered crock at Nathaniel Hempstead House. New London, CT.Redware crock & jug (19th C) from PA at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.
Redware jar with lid at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.Redware jug at Thomas Griswold House. Guilford, CT.Redware jug at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Redware cake or jelly mold , salt-glazed jug by Abraham Mead, stoneware preserve jar with brown slip glaze at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Redware jar with lid (c1825) at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.Redware jug at Thomas Griswold House. Guilford, CT.Redware jug at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Redware cake or jelly mold (early 1800s), salt-glazed jug (1791) by Abraham Mead, stoneware preserve jar with brown slip glaze (late 1800s) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Redware jug at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH.Redware jug engraved with pattern around circumference at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Redware collection at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Redware plates at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.
Redware jug at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH.Redware jug engraved with pattern around circumference at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Redware collection at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Redware plates at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.
Redware dishes at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Collection of stoneware, redware, wooden boxes & pewter at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Redware at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Pantry with redware, wood mortars, stoneware & pewter at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.
Redware dishes at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Collection of stoneware, redware, wooden boxes & pewter at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Redware at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Pantry with redware, wood mortars, stoneware & pewter at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.
Roots & lentils on redware plates at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.Stoneware & redware crock in Rider House at Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Danbury, CT.New England redware pottery at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Redware pottery in Settlers' Cabin at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Roots & lentils on redware plates at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.Stoneware & redware crock in Rider House at Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Danbury, CT.New England redware pottery at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Redware pottery in Settlers' Cabin (c1800) at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Pottery wares at Plimouth Plantation. Plymouth, MA.Pewter & ceramic plates at Plimouth Plantation. Plymouth, MA.Redware plate painted with bird in tree from Southeastern PA at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Redware mug by S. Bell & Sons of Strasburg, VA at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Pottery wares at Plimouth Plantation. Plymouth, MA.Pewter & ceramic plates at Plimouth Plantation. Plymouth, MA.Redware plate painted with bird in tree (1792) from Southeastern PA at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Redware mug (1882-92) by S. Bell & Sons of Strasburg, VA at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.

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