Ceramics aboard the Mardi Gras Shipwreck consisted of fourteen complete vessels,
six nearly complete vessels, and three shards.
|The majority of the ceramic
assemblage consisted of undecorated creamware, but stoneware and
pearlware were also present. Creamware was an industrial,
mass-produced product intended for consumption by middle-class
families. Such lighter-colored creamware generally dates from 1775 to
1820, particularly table and tea wares.
||Three place settings were
found, consisting of a plate, tea bowl, and saucer. The presence of
three settings has led researchers to the conclusion that the vessel
had at least three crew members aboard.
|In addition to the three place
settings, serving wares were found, such as a broken tureen, seen at
right, a charger, bowl, two platters, a pitcher, teapot, caster, two
jugs and a bottle.
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Donny L. Hamilton
2007, Mardi Gras Shipwreck Project-On-going work, URL, http://nautarch.tamu.edu/mardigras, Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation, Texas A&M University.
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