Dating early american pottery
The nature of the cave occupations is ephemeral, and where the published animal and plant remains allow, we suggest that there were repeated, seasonal occupations.In sum, there is no basis yet to suggest that the making of early pottery in South China marked sedentary or plant-cultivating communities.From that point on, the firm’s team of talented decorators and glaze masters truly transformed American pottery production, according to the Rookwood Pottery website.Rookwood’s new Iris glaze, one of several introduced in the mid-1890s under Taylor’s forward-thinking direction, is attributed to Rookwood garnering the Grand Prix at the Paris Exposition in 1900.This paper summarizes the better-reported evidence for early pottery sites across the vast region of China south of the Yangtze River, providing details on two dating projects conducted in the cave sites of Xianrendong (Jiangxi Province) and Yuchanyan (Hunan Province).The excavated contexts in these two caves and a few others clearly indicate that this early pottery was the creation of hunter-gatherers who hunted available game and foraged a variety of plant foods.Maria Longworth Nichols started Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1880.
The Fries Rebellion, like Spartacus’ slave revolt, was quickly put down.
Not surprising considering the company's founder clearly had an affinity for Wedgwood.
But in 1884, with the introduction of the company’s "standard glaze," Rookwood found its niche in the pottery world.
In the case of the larger firms the mark also has publicity value and shows the buyer that the object was made by a long-established firm with a reputation to uphold; such clear name- marks as Minton, Wedgwood, Royal Crown Derby and Royal Worcester are typical examples.
To the collector the mark has greater importance, for not only can he trace the manufacturer of any marked object, but he can also ascertain the approximate date of manufacture and in several cases the exact year of production, particularly in the case of 19th and 20th century wares from the leading firms which employed private dating systems.