The clay used had a dense body and, being rich in iron, fired to a deep reddish orange. In many cases, undergalzed decoration in manganese, iron oxides, or copper oxide was brushed, daubed, thrown, or, on one example (Fig. 9), combined with slip and trailed on. The transparent lead glaze usually extends to within an inch or two of the base and sometimes to the base, but never onto the bottom. Other decoration includes stamps and coggle imprints (see Pls. I, V) and the more common incising found on the majority of the pieces. Earthenware Potters Along the Great Road in Virginia and Tennessee


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