Many fragments of coarse earthenware with a lustrous green glaze have been found where eighteenth-century French settlers lived. They were mostly pieces of bowls, suggesting that these wares were used primarily for serving food in French Illinois. Unlike Spanish and British colonist who used earthenware vessels for cooking and baking, the French used iron, brass, and copper pots and pans. A small bowl, probably earthenware, was listed with many other kitchen items, including iron pots and copper pans, in the Marie Catherine Baron inventory in 1748.
Reproduced from eighteenth-century examples found in French Canada
Made by Point Michaud Pottery, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, 1992
© Illinois State Museum 31-Dec-96