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BI8

Reference: BI8 / Cat. No.

Period: Late Medieval / Renaissance

Origin: Raeren, Rhineland

Date: 1520 – 1600 AD

Description:

Open lamp.

Fabric: Salt-glazed stoneware, grey with brown patches.

Manufacture: Wheel made.

Size (cm): L. 8.0, W. 7.3, H. 2.6

Condition: Section of rear l. rim restored, repaired crack.

Notes:
Cf. Musée Curtius, 10133179 (KIK-IRPA); Reineking-von Bock & Jürgens, 120.

Comments:
The Rhineland was a major centre for the production of stoneware, a high-fired ceramic impervious to liquid, during the Middle Ages and its potters developed the technique of adding the type of glaze seen here, created by throwing salt into the hot kiln. The sodium reacted with the silica in the clay and formed a glass-like finish.



BI8


BI8


Last edited: 16-06-2009

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