|GREEN LEAD GLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE
|LEAD GLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE
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.
|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.