This article examines the history of several manufacturers of American queensware in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and beyond. Our research reveals that efforts to produce queensware were more extensive and widespread than previously thought. This survey expanded as we discovered references to contemporary queensware potteries in other parts of the United States during the first two decades of the 19th century. In all, 14 queensware-manufacturing ventures are identified and described from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, what is now West Virginia, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Much of this research is drawn from period newspaper notices, advertisements, and surviving personal correspondence. The period sources provide a view of the experimental nature of this industry, document the search for raw materials, and describe various aspects of the manufacturing process.
White, Rebecca L.; Janowitz, Meta F.; Cress, George D.; Kutys, Thomas J.; and Pickard, Samuel A.
"The Rise and Fall of American Queensware 1807-1822,"
Northeast Historical Archaeology:
46, Article 3.
Available at: https://orb.binghamton.edu/neha/vol46/iss1/3