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Spatterware
is brightly colored, utilitarian tableware made in England for export to the United States and other countries between 1780-1840, most presumably reaching its peak around 1830. Spatter can be recognized by its finely sponged or dotted look. The spatter itself is found in Blue, Green, Red, Brown, Purple, Yellow, & Black. There are over 60 known patterns of decoration on spatterware, along with many variations including: Birds, Flowers, Buildings, Fruits, Rainbow Variations, & Others. This tableware appealed especially to the Pennsylvania Dutch but can be found in many states along the Atlantic Seaboard.  Spatter has been collected by antique enthusiasts since at least the 1920's.  Its desirability continues to grow among old and new collectors alike as new discoveries of this handpainted artwork are brought to light.  Although spatter was imported, it is viewed as American folk art.

Design Spatter
is a similar ware to true spatter, without the all-over sponge effect, Design Spatter is brightly decorated dishware that was most likely produced by the same makers at the latter part of true spatter production, and may have continued a few years after the discontinuation of true spatter. This tableware can usually be recognized by a central floral theme with a stamped pattern border. Other pieces may just have a stamped pattern all over.
Cut Sponge/Bullseye
can be found in many patterns and is classified by the stamped design it has. The design can be mono-chrome (mainly blue) or in many colors. Multi-Colored designs are often found with flow blue and a grouped under the name Bullseye. There are several variants of this pattern. The bullseye most likely dates in the 1860’s although other cut sponged wares were produced during and after this time
Stick Spatter
is a very general term for hand decorated wares with designs similar to true spatter and design spatter. This dishware can date from the 1860’s into the 1920’s and possibly later.
Adams Rose
was produced most likely between 1860 and 1900, Adams Rose was first made by Adams then copied by others. It can be recognized by the simple rose and foliage design. Early Adams Rose tends to have finely done roses in deep red and foliage in a dark green. The dish is a light pottery.  Late Adams Rose produced in the latter part of the 19th Century has wide brush stroke roses in deep red, foliage in a slightly lighter green, and occasional blue buds between. The dish is a thicker/heavier pottery than Early Adams.