Snowflake Black-on-White CA. 1100-1250

Snowflake Black-on-White vessels generally have designs arranged in panels, and lack hatched areas. These panels frequently appear to be tiled across the surface of the vessel, creating an alternating patchwork of motifs. In many vessels, interlocking rectilinear key patterns dominate.


Paste: Dark to light gray
Temper: Fine crushed sherd or fine sand
Surface: White slip, well-polished
Forms: Large seed or necked jars
Design: Solid, opposed stepped motifs separated by broad lines. Linear elements generally meet at right angles
Comparisons: Similar to Reserve Black-on-White but lacking any hatched elements


5-1/2" diameter
Horation N. Rust Collection
LMA 15294