Metropolitan Slipware

Metropolitan Slipware was made by the potters of Harlow (Potter Street).

17th C

fine red earthenwares

clear-glazed kitchen- and other domestic wares and distinctive black-glazed drinking vessels

The fabric of Metropolitan slipware compares closely with that of the Post-medieval fine redware and black-glazed ware also made at Harlow. The main inclusions are evenly sorted, fine, rounded quartz grains, mostly colourless. The body is usually reddish-brown in colour with darker surfaces under a good, glossy, clear, lead glaze, under which the trailed white slip appears golden-yellow. Vessels are wheelthrown, with heavy knife-trimming often apparent on open forms such as dishes

http://archive.museumoflondon.org.uk/ceramics/pages/subcategory.asp?subcat_id=721&subcat_name=Staffordshire+type

13th to 18th centuries but it is the wares of the 17th century that are best known, in particular Metropolitan slipware

http://www.medievalpottery.org.uk/occpap3.htm

 Ceramics and glass project digital image

Ceramics and glass project digital image

Ceramics and glass project digital image

Ceramics and glass project digital image

photographs: Museum of London Archive

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