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CHADBOURNE SITE CERAMICS
The Chadbourne family owned many fine possessions, including fancy tablewares. The ceramics also demonstrate the extensive trade ties of this merchant family, which stretched around the Atlantic rim. Most remarkable are the ceramics from Mexico City, as well as the many patterns of Portugese Faience (often know in New England in the seventeenth century as Lisbonware).
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  Aucilla ware Aucilla Polychrome majolica. This ware was manufactured  in Mexico City between 1650 and 1700. Fragments of four plates in this pattern have been recovered at the Chadbourne site. These are the first known specimens of Spanish colonial majoica to be recovered in the northeastern United States.
       Lisbon ware Portuguese faience. This blue on white with concentric semi-circles was one of the most widespread patterns in the second half of the seventeenth century. See for example, Gomes, Casamiro and Goncalves on the ca. 1680-1700 wreck at Ponta do Leme Velho wreck, off of Sal Island, Cape Verde, pp. 165-6.
 Lisbonware 2 Portuguese faience.
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Portuguese faience polychrome jug.
            Lobed delftware
Portuguese faience.This fancy plate features a very elaborate rim.
            polychrome2
Portuguese faience
    Persian Blue Bleu Persan, or Blue Persan English delftware. These vessels imitiate a French ceramic manufactured in the mid-seventeenth century made by the potters of Nevers. The French potters were imitating a white on blue glazed ceramic made by Persian potters beginning in the fourteenth century.
              albarello English delft albarello (drug pot).
               delft base Base to a drug pot, probably English delft.
   stippled manganese
English delft cup, with stippled manganese decoration on the exterior.
poluchrome ware Unknown tin enameled ware plate.