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William Pittman and Robert Hunter
A Cache of Eighteenth-Century Flowerpots in Williamsburg

Ceramics in America 2002

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Reconstructed earthenware owerpots being examined in Colonial Williamsburg’s archaeological laboratory. (All illustrations courtesy Department of Archaeological Research, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    View of archaeological excavation of the John Page House. (Photo, Department of Archaeological Research, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.)

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Flowerpots, England, possibly London, ca. 1700. Earthenware. H. of tallest: 10 1/2". (Photo, Gavin Ashworth.) A comparison of the largest and the smallest pots.

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    A view of the drainage holes of earthenware owerpots.

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Flowerpot , England, possibly London, ca. 1700. Earthenware. H. 6 7/8". (Photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    Flowerpot, England, possibly London, ca. 1700. Earthenware. H. 8 3/4". (Photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 7
    Figure 7

    Flowerpot, England, possibly London, ca. 1700. Earthenware. H. 10 1/8". (Photo, Gavin Ashworth.)