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AGATE WARE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
AGATE WARE
Category:
LEAD GLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE
Production Origin:
ENGLAND
Production Date Range:
1740-1775
Defining Attributes:
Paste consists of multiple colors, usually red and white colored clays mixed together to create veins seen both inside and out.

Paste is reletively hard, and thin.

Clear lead glaze, making the surface appear swirled with light and dark browns.

The rim may be decorated at with a yellow band incised with roulette impressions.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
DOOR KNOB
HANDLE
PLATE
PLATTER
TEA POT
Comments:
Versions with a yellow decorated band were common in the third quarter of the eighteenth century. There was a revival of agate wares used as doorknobs in the late nineteenth century.
Published Definitions:
Noel Hume 1969, South 1977