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Catalan imitations of the ligurian taches noires ware in Barcelona (18th-19th century) : an example of technical knowledge transfer
Di Febo, Roberta (Universitat de Barcelona. Department de Prehistòria, Història Antiga i Arqueologia)
Casas Duocastella, Lluís (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Geologia)
Capelli, Claudio (Università degli Studi di Genova. Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra Dell'Ambiente e della Vita)
Cabella, Roberto (Università degli Studi di Genova. Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra Dell'Ambiente e della Vita)
Vallcorba Valls, Oriol (ALBA Laboratori de Llum de Sincrotró)

Date: 2018
Abstract: The ware called Taches Noires was developed in Albisola (Liguria, NW Italy) during the 18th century. In just a few years, it spread all over the Mediterranean (Italy, France, Spain, Tunisia, and Greece) and also in the New World (Canada, the Caribbean Islands, and Mexico). The success of the Taches Noires ware was so massive that it was soon copied by Spanish and French workshops. A collection of Catalan imitations and Ligurian imports found in Barcelona were analysed and compared to previously existing data from Barcelona productions, as well as reference samples from Albisola. The study proved the presence of both local imitations and original Albisola imports. The analysis showed a homogeneous product of high technical quality for the Albisola pottery. On the contrary, the local imitations presented a greater diversification in the choice and manipulation of the raw materials, probably related to the existence of different workshops engaged in the manufacturing of these products. Nevertheless, for one of the local groups, ceramists adopted a glaze recipe similar to the one used in Albisola, clearly indicating a direct transfer of knowledge, and possibly of potters, from Albisola to Barcelona.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/CGL2013-42167-P
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/MAT2013-41127
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MICINN/HAR2008-02834/HIST
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: 18th century AD ; Albisola ; Archaeometric analyses ; Barcelona ; Hematite ; Imitations ; Kentrolite ; Provenance ; Taches noires pottery ; Technical knowledge
Published in: Minerals, Vol. 8, issue 5 (May 2018) , p. 183, ISSN 2075-163X

DOI: 10.3390/min8050183


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