Terra Sigillata Ceramics: the Most Expensive Ceramics from the Kirke House

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.

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