Large Salt-Glaze Charger 18th Century England circa 1765
This salt-glazed stoneware charger is an exquisite piece of early Americana.* The floral design on the border is graceful and charming showing a variety of flowers on the vine. It was made in England. In the mid 18th century stoneware was a staple of trade between America and England. England sent America manufactured products, such as this salt-glazed charger, and in return purchased agricultural products from the American colonies.
*The pattern on this charger is a variation of pattern S6. CWF,1994-9 that was recovered archaeologically at Colonial Williamsburg. S6. CWF,1994-9 is cataloged by E Skerry in “Salt-Glazed Stoneware in Early America”. An image can be found on page 238.