Utility bowl - ROM2006_6897_1


Utility bowl

Maker: Unidentified maker
Geography: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Date: c. 1875-1885
8.0 (height) x 32.8 (diameter) cm
Object number: 987.40.1
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. W. McGill
Not on view

Pottery of Atlantic Canada

Pottery-making has a sporadic history in Atlantic Canada and even in the late 19th century there were few potteries. Production consisted largely of container or utility wares in dark-bodied earthenware. White tin glazes, or white slips under glaze, in the English manner, were typical. In fact, a distinctive English character distinguishes the earthenware pottery of Atlantic Canada from that of Central Canada. Most pottery of this region is unmarked, except for that of the two most important potteries – Prince Edward Island Pottery, Charlottetown, and the Foley Pottery, Saint John.

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