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GREEN LEAD GLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
GREEN LEAD GLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE
Category:
LEAD GLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE
Production Origin:
UNKNOWN
Production Date Range:
1490-1650
Defining Attributes:
Cream to tan compact paste, usually with visible sand temper.

Bright, clear green lead glaze, ranging from grass green, to emerald green to a bright olive green. The glaze is smooth and reflective, usually occurring on both sides of the vessel.

Vessel Forms:
ALBARELO
BOWL
JAR
PLATE
PORRINGER
Comments:
Given the very early sites at which this ware occurs in the Spanish American colonies, this variety of green-glazed earthenware is probably of Spanish origin Green-glazed coarse earthenware utilitarian pottery (such as the English Border Ware group) was produced in various centers throughout Europe, including Spain, in medieval and post-medieval times. This ware is distinguished from other green lead-glazed earthenware varieties in the FLMNH collection by the bright, clear green glaze color in combination with its light-colored paste.
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