A first approach to Portuguese faience in Newfoundland English Plantations (1620-1720)

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A first approach is made to the presence of Portuguese Faience in Newfoundland English colonies. This ware was present since the first decades of English occupation, which occurred in 1610 with the establishment of cupids, and lasted until early 18th century, quite longer than any other trade partner. Most of the
objects seem to have been made in Vila Nova followed by Lisbon and Coimbra productions. The forms are mostly plates and bowls and the decorations quite variable with most being phytomorphic elements, geometrics and Chinese motifs. Though spread across the Avalon Peninsula, Ferryland is in fact the site with the highest amount of objects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First International Conference of Portuguese Faience (16th-19th centuries)
EditorsRosa Varela Gomes, Tânia Manuel Casimiro, Mário Varela Gomes
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherIntituto de Arqueologia e Paleociências da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-84-7956-158-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event1º Congresso Internacional de Faiança Portuguesa - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 22 May 201325 May 2013


Conference1º Congresso Internacional de Faiança Portuguesa
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