Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

CSS Alabama Ceramic Pitcher

A tan colored ceramic pitcher recovered from CSS Alabama.  The rim or pouring lip of the pitcher is elongated with oval designs below the rim.  Twined wheat stems are around the narrow neck section with high relief wheat heads dangling downward on the body.  The bulbous body has a molded decoration with a double cross hatch design which tapers to a round base.  The handle is curved with a horizontal beaded band half way down the handle. The before and after conservation treatment are placed side by side.
Title: Ceramic Pitcher from CSS Alabama – Before and After Treatment
Caption: Ceramic pitcher with cross-hatch and wheat design before treatment (left) and after treatment (right).
Description: The images shows the one of the three tan earthenware pitchers with a wheat and cross-hatched design in relief were retrieved during excavations of CSS Alabama. The image on the left is before treatment and the image on the right after conservation treatment. The marker’s marks that indicate where these pitchers were produced are illegible.
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Topic
  • Underwater Archaeology
Document Type
  • Artifact
Wars & Conflicts
  • Civil War 1861-1865
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