|Spongeware Pottery Shards found Mudlarking on the Thames.|
The main colours were blue, red, green, purple and yellow. I’ve only found blue and interestingly black, to which I’ve found no reference. It’s been quite a task tracking down pictures of the original objects, they clearly weren’t treated as precious family heirlooms. Now I compare the fragments I've found with the originals below I'm questioning whether they are in fact spongeware, but if not what could they be? There is one shard in the picture above which I later realised was an imposter.
|Spongeware Tea Cup 1830 - 1850|
|Spongeware Sugar Bowl (ebay)|