The apparently complete disappearance of the sgraffito table wares suggests that they ceased to be made about 1700.
The roof and part of the walls are decorated with sgraffito work.
Also significant is the fact that no sgraffito ware occurs here.
sgraffito work may claim a special aptitude for design whose centre of aim is line.
The sgraffito ware has been unearthed in Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.
The sgraffito pottery is a red earthenware, coated with a white slip through which designs have been incised.
sgraffito, an Italian process, is more difficult than inlaying, but the effect is similar.
This is a plain variant of the sgraffito ware, differing only in the absence of decoration and in some of the forms.
However, certain kinds of sgraffito ware continued to be made without apparent interruption until early in the present century.
The style of sgraffito decoration changed radically after about 1700.