Terra Sigillata Ceramics.
The most expensive ceramics from the Kirke house were made in Estremoz,
Portugal, during the 16th and 17th centuries. Sometimes called
terra sigillata, only a few vessels have been found in Europe and none
elsewhere in the New World. They must have belonged to members of the
gentry, for they are of a style that was purchased by Philip II of Spain
as gifts for his daughters.
Reproduced by permission of the Colony of Avalon Foundation,
Ferryland, Newfoundland, © 2001.