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Approvisionnement en poterie de terre de deux établissements coloniaux Martiniquais du XVIIIe siècle d’après deux fouilles récentes

Author(s): Fabienne Ravoire

Year: 2014

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The excavations of the site of the Court of appeal in Fort-de-France and the warehouses and gardens of the house of the Caravelle in Trinity have provided a great quantity of pottery finds. These objects, although fragmentary, are typical of the crockery in use in the 18th century, in two particularly affluent environments. The household crockery and horticultural pottery is mainly glazed ware imported from the regions of Saintes, Provence and Bordeaux, but table services from Provence and Italy (Albisola) and a few examples of stoneware from Normandy have also been found. The more luxurious finds include tableware and the ceramics used for personal hygiene made from faience from the Nevers, Rouen or Moustiers factories. Chinese porcelain, English stoneware and in particular the Saint-Cloud soft-paste porcelain resoundingly illustrate the wealth of the occupants of these premises.


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Approvisionnement en poterie de terre de deux établissements coloniaux Martiniquais du XVIIIe siècle d’après deux fouilles récentes. Fabienne Ravoire. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437225)


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PaperId(s): SYM-67,09

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