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Spatterware

Spatterware and spongeware are terms that have changed in meaning in recent years, causing much confusion for collectors. Some say that spatterware is the term used by Americans, sponged ware or spongeware by the English. The earliest pieces were made in the late eighteenth century, but most of the spatterware found today was made from about 1800 to 1850. Early spatterware was made in the Staffordshire district of England for sale in America. Collectors also use the word spatterware to refer to kitchen crockery with added spatter made in America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Spongeware is very similar to spatterware in appearance. Designs were applied to ceramics by daubing the color on with a sponge or cloth. Many collectors do not differentiate between spongeware and spatterware and use the names interchangeably. Modern pottery is being made to resemble old spatterware and spongeware, but careful examination will show it is new. Many spatterware pieces are painted by hand and often picture flower, bird, and house motifs.

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SpatterwareSugar Cover, Peafowl, Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
SpatterwareTeapot Cockscomb, Red Flower, Green Leaves, Blue Ground, Bulbous, 5 3/4 In., Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
SpatterwarePlatterPeafowl, Blue, Green, Red, Red Allover Spatter, 15 3/4 In. Illustrated2005Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwareBasinGreen, Blue Morning Glory, 13 x 4 1/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwareBasinRed, Peafowl, 5 x 15 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwareCreamerPeafowl, Leafy Branches, Shaped Spout, Saucer Foot, 1800s, 3 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwareCreamerTulip, Red Sponge, Swan Handle, 5 3/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwareCup & SaucerBlue, Purple, Rainbow, 2 Piece,2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwareCup & SaucerBlue, Purple, Rainbow, Dahlia, 2 Piece2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwareCup & SaucerBlue, Yellow, Tulip, 2 Piece,2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwareCup & SaucerRed, Yellow, Bull’s-Eye, 2 Piece,2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwareCup & SaucerRed, Yellow, Thistle, 2 Piece,2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwareCup & SaucerTree, Blue,2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwareCupBlue, White, Canada, c.1820, 4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwareEntreeLid, Blue, Holly Berry, 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwareJardiniereRitter, Blue Sponge, Cream Ground, 29 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwareMugPeafowl, Leafy Branch, Blue Banded Rim, Loop Handle, 1800s, 4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwarePitcher & BasinBlue, Fort, 10 1/4 In. 2 Piece,2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwarePitcherBasin, Purple, Black, Stripes, Rainbow, 2 Piece,2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwarePitcherCobalt Blue, Sponge, 9 1/2 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwarePitcherYellow, Red Tulip In White Reserve, 7 3/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwarePlateAcorn Pattern, Blue Rim, England, Early 1800s, 9 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwarePlateFort, Blue Sponge Border, 1800s, 7 1/2 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwarePlatePeafowl On Branch, Red, 1800s, 8 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 SpatterwarePlatePeafowl, Red, Blue, Ocher, Green, Ruffled Rim, c.1830, 9 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price


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