Pitcher - ROM2006_6552_1



Maker: Unidentified Maker, Ontario-German
Medium:Red earthenware with brown spatter and clear overglaze
Geography: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Date: c. 1860-1870
22.1 (height) x 18.0 (width) x 16.3 (diameter) cm
Object number: 971.97.10
Not on view

Dark-bodied earthenware

Potting clays available to Canadian potters locally were red firing clays suited only for dark-bodied earthenware. By the late 1850s, the rise of large potteries in Quebec had forced most independent artisans out of the marketplace. The Poterie Dion in L’Ancienne-Lorette became the leading maker of dark-bodied earthenware. The situation was different in Ontario, where independent artisan potters continued to produce most earthenware, many of them working in rural areas.

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