|Type Name:||AGATE WARE|
|Type Index:||LEAD GLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE|
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.
|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|