Astbury-type Ware - (Ceramics Pottery England) Glossary of Antique Terms

Astbury-type Ware - (Ceramics, Pottery, England) Thinly potted earthenware with a dense, dull-red body and a ginger colored lead glaze. Decorated by engine turning or with white clay sprig-molding. A finely-grained, homogenous earthenware body, with a high-fired red paste. Lead glaze producing a ginger to light-chocolate brown surface color. Vessels can be plain, decorated with white slip bands around the rim, or sprig-molded in white pipe clay with animals, flowers, and royal arms.


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