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Catherine Zusy
Archaeology at the United States Pottery Company Site in Bennington, Vermont

Ceramics in America 2002

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Miscellaneous ceramic fragments recovered from the U. S. Pottery Co. site during 1997 and 1998. Top, left to right: parian porcelain curtain tie-back, parian porcelain door plate. Middle, left to right: parian porcelain sailor boy with dog figurine, earthenware cow creamer. Bottom, left to right: yellow ware fleur de lis. (Courtesy, Bennington Museum; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Pitcher fragments of parian porcelain in the Lily of the Valley pattern recovered from the U. S. Pottery Co. site during 1997 and 1998. (Courtesy, Bennington Museum; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Pitcher, Lily of the Valley pattern, U. S. Pottery Co., Bennington, Vermont, 1853–1858. Parian porcelain. H. 4 1/2". (Private collection; photo, Jay Lewis.) Upon hearing a description of this newly discovered design, a prominent American ceramic collector furnished this photograph of the complete pitcher, now confirmed to have been made at the U. S. Pottery Co.