Archaeological excavations at Monticello, have unearthed a number of Staffordshire pieces that date to Jefferson’s lifetime. Shards of plates, cups, and saucers made of creamware, the dominant English ceramic on the market by the 1760’s, were excavated from the Dry Well, and Mulberry Row, Monticello’s center of light industry. Also unearthed from the Dry Well was a drinking tankard of white salt-glazed stoneware, a tableware common in American between 1740 and 1770.
Our Staffordshire ware Monticello plate is made exclusively for Monticello and still today imported from Staffordshire, England. 10” diameter. Sold individually.