Chinese porcelain for tea and coffee drinking in the old quelba/khor kalba fortress (Sharjah, UAE)

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Abstract

The 2017-2020 archaeological excavation campaigns of the Quelba/Khor Kalba fortress remains (Sharjah Emirate, UAE), where the Portuguese stayed around twenty years beginning in 1624 and which were documented in texts and drawings, led to the discovery of wall sectors and a tower foundation, a well, part of residential floors (as evidenced by numerous post-holes), domestic ovens and fireplaces, as well as numerous artefact fragments. Among these, we have almost two hundred Chinese porcelain sherds, mostly from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, namely belonging to plates, small pots, and little bowls and cups used to drink tea or coffee.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropa Postmediaevalis 2020
Subtitle of host publicationPost-Medieval Pottery in the Spare Time
PublisherArchaeopress
Pages121-132
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781789699180
ISBN (Print)9781789699173
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Chinese export porcelain
  • Coffee
  • Khor Kalba
  • Sharjah
  • Tea

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