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SLIPWARE, SGRAFFITO - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
SLIPWARE, SGRAFFITO
Category:
SLIPWARE
Production Origin:
ENGLAND
Production Date Range:
1650-1740
Defining Attributes:
Paste is compact and red to light reddish-brown in color. Many examples have a thin grey core.

Vessels are covered with a thin layer of slip, and patterns were incised through the slip to reveal the red body below. A lead glaze covered the slipped surface, giving a yellow color to the slip.

Designs include, birds, animals, portraits, letters, naturalistic scenes, geometric, and floral patterns

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
CANDLE HOLDER
JUG
MUG
PITCHER
PLATE
Comments:
This incised slipware variety was probably produced in the North Devon area of England. Although common on 17th century English sites, it is rare on Spanish colonial sites.
Published Definitions:
Grant 1983; Noel Hume 1970; Outlaw 2002