Renaissance ceramic shards from Gubbio and Deruta (Italy) were investigated by scanning and transmission electron microscopy, coupled with energy dispersive spectrometry. The study mainly focuses on the glaze layer, which was applied over the main ceramic body in a second firing process. The glaze contains several inclusions, such as K-feldspar, cassiterite, calcium phosphate and quartz. Most of the shards have blue and yellow decorations, which correspond to the so-called Blue Smalt and Naples Yellow. Overall evidence (glaze bulk-chemistry, the number and type of inclusions, pigment characteristics and the microtextural-microchemical relationships among glaze, inclusions and the main ceramic body) constrains the nature and provenance of raw materials and can be used to estimate firing temperatures in the different processing steps.
|Titolo:||Microtexture and microchemistry of glaze and pigments in Italian Renaissance pottery from Gubbio and Deruta|
|Citazione:||Viti, C., Borgia, I., Brunetti, B., Sgamellotti, A., & Mellini, M. (2003). Microtexture and microchemistry of glaze and pigments in Italian Renaissance pottery from Gubbio and Deruta. JOURNAL OF CULTURAL HERITAGE, 4(3), 199-210.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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