Université de Fribourg

Composition and technology of 18th century high magnesia faïences from Fulda

Maggetti, Marino ; Serneels, Vincent ; Stasch, Georg

In: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 2015, vol. 2, p. 40–50

In 1996, archaeological excavations close to the ancient Fulda faïence manufacture site unearthed a rich deposit of faïence wastes (biscuits, faïences, technical ceramics). The manufacture was founded in 1741 by Prince Abbot Amand von Buseck and closed down in 1761. This first archaeometric study of a German faïence manufacture included 31 samples produced between 1742 and 1760. Analytical...