World events preceding and including the War of 1812 led to American embargoes on imported British goods including popular Staffordshire earthenware ceramics, such as creamware. Philadelphia potters created domestic versions of these ceramics which have previously been misidentified. This will serve as a review of the characteristics of a Philadelphia-produced ceramic often identified as yellowware, but sold as Queensware by these potters. Review of pottery from several archaeological sites in and near Philadelphia provided a number of Queensware vessels for analysis. A comparison of these vessels provides a set of characteristics to aid in identification of additional examples of this ceramic type and a greater appreciation of the craftsmanship produced by these early potters.
Sebestyen, Kimberly M.
"“Equal in Quality and Workmanship to the Best Made in Staffordshire”: Philadelphia Queensware Pottery in the Early 19th Century and How to Distinguish it from Yellow Ware,"
Northeast Historical Archaeology:
46, Article 5.
Available at: https://orb.binghamton.edu/neha/vol46/iss1/5