Earthenware Potters Along the Great Road in Virginia and Tennessee


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Most of the pottery attributable to the region was found in the Wythe (see Fig. 3), Washington (see Pl. VII), and Sullivan counties (see Pls. I, II, VII, IX and Fig. 13), and these pieces most closely resemble the Moravian pottery from Salem, North Carolina. However, close examination reveals slight differences in the glazes, decoration, and handles. The dated pieces of Virginia and Tennessee pottery show that the same forms were being produced fifty to one hundred years after the Moravian examples. It appears, therefore, that a still unidentified potter moved