|ANNULAR WARE, BANDED
White to light cream-colored, thin, hard, compact paste.
Background glaze may be pure white on whiteware, very light blue on pearlware, or pale creamy yellow on creamware.
Decorated with horizontal bands of colored slip applied in varying widths. These can include bands of lathe turned grooves or patterns.
Colors are predominantly muted earth tones including, black, olive green, tan, rust, brown, ochre yellow, grey, and pale blue.
May also include inlaid and cut away slip decoration.
|Banded annular ware is part of the Factory-made Slipware group of refined earthenware ceramics decorated with applied slip decoration. These were produced in great quantity during the last quarter of the eighteenth century through the nineteenth century in England and the United States. Banding occurred both as a primary decorative element and in conjunction with other design elements such as marbling, or the dendritic patterns found on mocha ware. The banded pattern can be found on creamware 1785-1815, pearlware 1790-1820, or whiteware 1830-20th century. It is most often found on white wares. After 1840 annular wares became available only in the blue banded variety and its use continued into the 20th century.
|Noel Hume 1969, Miller 1991, Sussman 1997