Life in Old South Central Alabama

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South of Birmingham, Alabama, United States
I am an antique trader in central Alabama....I love old houses... My log home was built in 1817 by my ancestors Benjamin and Hannah Harless Wilson .............. Outside the house are herb gardens and lots of pass-along plants................ No one in Alabama is in a hurry about anything......... Visitors think that the garden needs weeding and the furniture needs polishing....I am a direct descendant of Joseph Towne, whose two sisters Rebecca Towne Nurse and Mary Towne Easty were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 as witches. I am also a direct descendant of Pocahontas and husband John Rolfe.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Jacob Albright, Jr. potter, 1770's Earthenware from Alamance County, NC



This is a wonderful ca. 1770's redware earthenware 13"  plate with four-color slip decoration from the potteries of Jacob Albright, Jr. of Alamance County, North Carolina.  "as found"

Here you see the old staple repairs.  Someone prized it, or thought it too valuable just to throw out when broken. 

Jacob Albright Jr. is on the tax list for the year 1800 as a "potter" in St. Asaph's District. His estate was entered into the probate books in 1825 and lists potters wheels, pipe and stove molds, a glaze mill, and a clay mill.  His daughter Sophia married Henry Loy who was also a potter. 

Fragments of pottery dug up where Jacob Albright had his pottery site are painted with the same dark chocolate brown background as the one I have.  His polychrome slip  circle decorations also match my plate.