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The preferences for British earthenwares among 18th- and 19th-century Limeños: A perspective from the historical archaeology of the Casa Bodega y Quadra, Lima, Peru.

Author(s): Miguel Angel Fhon Bazan

Year: 2017

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Archaeological research at the Casa Bodega y Quadra, located in the historic city-center of Lima, Peru, has recovered of a large number of colonial and republican-era artifacts, including pottery sherds of a variety of types and origins. A percentage of these ceramics correspond to British earthenwares. This material evidence reflects the intense and sustained trade between England and Peru that developed at the close of the 18th century and the 19th century. This study examines the characteristics of the British pottery found at the Bodega y Quadra site, analyzing the forms, decorative designs, and iconographic themes, among other features, with the goal of reconstructing the preferences for these imported wares required by Limeña society during this period. The project also seeks to identify the respective maker’s marks, signaling which brands of British earthenware were most sought-after in this part of South America.


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The preferences for British earthenwares among 18th- and 19th-century Limeños: A perspective from the historical archaeology of the Casa Bodega y Quadra, Lima, Peru.. Miguel Angel Fhon Bazan. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435214)


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America