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Type Name: SLIPWARE, SGRAFFITO
Type Index: SLIPWARE
Production Origin: ENGLAND
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

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