c. 1500-1510

Red earthenware, incised slipware

Diameter: 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Damiron 1966.128


The main form of pottery in northern Italy, in centers such as Padua, Mantua, Ferrara, and Bologna, was incised slipware. Reddish-bodied earthenware was coated with a pale-colored slip and decorated by scratching away part of the slip to reveal the darker body beneath. Although produced in the same kilns as Maiolica ware, it is not, technically speaking, Maiolica because it is not tin-glazed.

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