added by archaeologs Later medieval Flemish pottery is well-known from paintings of the Renaissance period. Some of these wares were especially well-decorated, such as the so-called Aardenburg type, which has applied floral decorations. However, the majority of the Flemish wares were coarse black wares with pinched bases, usually black or grey in colour. These wares stem from a Roman tradition of potting in Flanders, and although they took local forms the reduced fabric was widely imitated between the Rhine and the Seine.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983