late 1100s-early 1200s
Fritware with luster-painted design
Overall: 10.2 x 36 cm (4 x 14 3/16 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1944.75
Where fine clay was unavailable, potters made a paste out of ground quartz, clay, and glass. When fired, the paste created a compact white material called fritware that approximated the appearance of porcelain.
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