Red earthenware, incised slipware
Diameter: 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Damiron 1966.128
Incised slipware is an ancient technique of decorating ceramics that dates back to the Tang dynasty in China (618-907).
This plate is an example of incised slipware—a technique in which clay was coated with a pale-colored slip and decorated by scratching away part of the slip to reveal the darker body beneath. Although produced in the same kilns as maiolica, slipware did not require the additional expense of importing tin.
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