Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd and John Howley Victoria, Murrumbeena pottery, circular earthenware dish, painted with Aboriginals hunting in an outback setting, inscribed 'Arthur Merric Boyd' and signed 'Howley'
Australia, Circa 1955, 32cm wide
earthenware. A ceramic material that is fired at a low temperature. Earthenware is the basis of almost all ancient, medieval, Middle Eastern and European painted ceramics. After firing, the colour is the colour of the clay when it is dug from the ground: buff, brown and red. It is too porous for use in domestic situations unless glazed. Creamware is a type of earthenware covered with a transparent lead glaze. Majolica, faience and delft are also earthenware covered in an opaque white tin glaze.
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