Thursday, February 23, 2012
Please note that on the middle shelf are three examples of William Greatbatch's China glaze production which can be tightly dated to the 1775-1782 period. This a period of innovation and experimentation with glaze formulae; each plate reflects significant glazing differences.
Above the Greatbatch examples are other China glaze examples that date to 1800 - 1820.
For further discussion see: http://www.chipstone.org/publications/CIA/2001/MillerHunter/MillHuntIndex.html
A selection of China glaze plates, dishes and a few punch bowls and jugs.
These range in date from circa 1775 to the 1820s.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Located in Henrico County, Virginia, the homesite and pottery of 19th century stoneware potter John Poole Schermerhorn is being developed for a Jehovah Witness Church. The property located on Route 360 just east of the I-95
The Schermerhorn Site Looking East
Montezumo in rubble
The remains of the family cemetery on the property.
The construction was first noted Oliver Mueller-Heubach who is undertaking fieldwork on the Richmond area potters as part of his Ph.D dissertation research. With cooperation from the property's owner Oliver and several volunteers are trying to recover as much information from the site as possible. Here Oliver and Richmond stoneware expert Marshall Goodman are sorting out the day's finds.