Portuguese faience in Macau

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Abstract

The Portuguese settled in Macau in 1557 creating a profitable commercial centre and gaining access to Chinese products. The Portuguese faience discussed in this paper was found during the excavations of São Paulo church and Fortaleza Nossa Senhora do Monte. Both sites were rich in 18th and 19th century contexts and
16th and 17th century objects are rare, though a few objects were found. The close proximity to the porcelain kilns and the amount of chinaware available made Portuguese faience a dispensable commodity and in fact just a few fragments were found associated to both these collections.
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
Pages385-387
ISBN (Print)978-84-7956-158-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Gomes, R. V., & Casimiro, T. M. (2016). Portuguese faience in Macau. In R. Varela Gomes, T. Manuel Casimiro, & M. Varela Gomes (Eds.), Proceedings of the First International Conference of Portuguese Faience (16th-19th Centuries) (pp. 385-387). Lisboa: Intituto de Arqueologia e Paleociências da Universidade Nova de Lisboa.