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REDWARE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
REDWARE
Category:
UNGLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE
Production Origin:
UNKNOWN
Production Date Range:
1500-1750
Defining Attributes:
Orange to brick-red paste with small to medium mineral inclusions

Vessel exterior is generally smoothed

Decorations of incised lines are fairly common on 16th century vessels

Vessel Forms:
BACIN
BOWL
JAR
LEBRILLO
Comments:
Redware is one of the most common unglazed coarse earthenwares in 16th and 17th century colonial sites in the Americas. It is likely that the majority of Redware found on early colonial sites was produced in Iberia. Local production of Redware in the Americas probably began in the 17th century. Most Redware is of utilitarian vessel forms, but small, special function vessels were also made.
Published Definitions:
Deagan 1987