Portuguese faience in Almada (16th-18th centuries): a first approach

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Almada, is located on the south bench of the river Tagus on the opposite side of Lisbon. In this sense the use and acquisition of tin glaze wares was always related to the capital’s production. Faience objects recovered in this city reveal a close proximity to the consumption model recognized in Lisbon and its social and economic distinctions. This paper aims to present a first approach to the study of this type of wares in Almada considering that it will be included in a broader project about the study of Post-Medieval material culture in this city. The main discussion will be around who were the main consumers of this type of pottery.
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
PublisherInstituto de Arqueologia e Paleociências da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Number of pages6
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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