Beverly A. Straube
This Little Piggy Went to Virginia

Ceramics in America 2005

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Schweinetopf sherds, Surrey-Hampshire, England, early seventeenth century. Border ware. (Illustration, Caroline Taylor.) These sherds, superimposed on a drawing of the form, were found during recent archaeological excavations at Jamestown, Virginia.

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Schweinetopf, Surrey-Hampshire, England, second half of the sixteenth century or early seventeenth century. Border ware. H. 9". (Courtesy, Museum of London collections; photo © Museum of London.)

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    After Joachim Wtewael (1556–1638), Kitchen Scene with a Parable of a Feast. Oil on canvas. 24 3/4" x 39 3/8". (Courtesy, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Louvre, Paris/Art Resource, N.Y.; photo, Gérard Blot). A Schweinetopf sits on a table in this busy kitchen, where fish and meat are being prepared for a feast.