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LEAD GLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
LEAD GLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE
Category:
LEAD GLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE
Production Origin:
UNKNOWN
Production Date Range:
1490-1900
Defining Attributes:


Coarse earthenware paste, usually with some sand temper, ranging in color from buff to red.

Coated with a lead glaze with a smooth reflective finish. Clear glazes allow the paste color to show through, and pigmented glazes impart a different color to the surface. Colored glazes are most frequently green or brownish-green.

Some examples can be decorated under the glaze with hastily-applied lines or loops, often in manganese-brown.

Vessel Forms:
BACIN
BOWL
JAR
LEBRILLO
PLATO
Comments:
This is a generic category of lead-glazed coarse earthenware pottery that encompasses all those varieties that are not described at the type level. It is found on Spanish colonial American sites dating from the sixteenth century to the twentieth centuries, and is not a particularly useful category for dating. Utilitarian glazed earthenwares were probably among the first products made at New World pottery production centers in a number of places and variability in this category is considerable. These are normally described during classification by paste, glazing and vessel form characteristics, and considerable taxonomic work still remains to be done in this category.
Published Definitions:
Deagan 2002: 47-53