2013, Clean, cheap and truly more enjoyable

Italian maiolica excavated in the Netherlands: a supremacy of Ligurian merchandise and rarities from other production regions

This article was originally published in May 2009 in Dutch, in a magazine for the study of ceramics and glass, named Vormen uit Vuur (nr. 204). Because of the international relevance of the subject it was translated into English for the peer reviewed Italian journal Archeologia Postmedievale.

In this article a classification model for Italian import ceramics based on the present knowledge of decorations, styles, morphology and origins of Italian faience from Dutch soil is discussed. It is a summary of the MA-thesis presented in 2007 at the University of Amsterdam, coordinated by Prof. Dr. J. Gawronski and Drs. S. Ostkamp.

In a yet to be published monograph in English, which also makes part of my PhD trajectory at Leiden University, all this and various other matters will be discussed in more detail. Article and monography both aim to give a new impulse to the archaeological research on these finds. Also it wants to be a foundation for further interpretation on this subject on a contextual level.

The original full colour article in Dutch from 2009 is available online (includes an English summary). The 2013 article in English (black & white) in Archeologia Postmedievale can be ordered by the link below.

Jaspers, N.L., 2013: Clean, cheap and truly more enjoyable. Italian maiolica excavated in the Netherlands: a supremacy of Ligurian merchandise and rarities from other production regions, Archeologia Postmedievale 15, 11-40.


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