Pisa. Le ceramiche ingobbiate ‘graffite a stecca’. Secc. XV-XVII (Museo nazionale di San Matteo)


Author: Graziella Berti
Year of printing: 2005
ISBN: 9788878144873


Pisa is one of the centers that manufactured ceramics with vitrified coatings in medieval and post-medieval times in 1965. In that year Liana Tongiorgi published an article in the journal "Faenza" nrl which provided, through written and archaeological documents, the first irrefutable evidence of an important craft activity, in progress in the city between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries, of which the memory was completely lost. Many materials returned from the city underground, mostly recovered by the Tongiorgi couple in the 2s and 3s, are collected in a room on the ground floor of the National Museum of San Matteo dedicated to them. A specific monograph was dedicated in 1997 to the so-called 'archaic majolica', which committed the local potters between the 2nd-XNUMXrd decade of the XNUMXth century to the mid-XNUMXth century, which illustrates in detail the morphological and decorative repertoires of the production phases that have occurred over time. The productions with 'engobe under lead showcase' attest, starting from the XNUMXnd quarter of the XNUMXth century, a marked technological change within the factories of the city. At the time of the 'majolica' (coated with stanniferous enamel) followed, until about the middle of the XNUMXth century, that of 'engobed' ceramics, enriched or not with graffiti decorations. The morphological and decorative panorama of the latter is also articulated and complex, but current knowledge, still mostly entrusted to preliminary information, requires adequate investigation. From this point of view, the study on 'stecca graffiti', fresh off the press, constitutes a first contribution.



I. I contesti di rinvenimento delle ceramiche ‘a stecca’ del Museo Nazionale di San Matteo

II. Le ceramiche

III. L’attività ceramistica nei secoli XVI-XVII dalle fonti scritte

1. Il XV secolo
1.1 L’attività nel primo quarto del XV secolo
1.2 L’attività nel secondo quarto del XV secolo
1.3 L’attività nella seconda metà del XV secolo

2. Il XVI e il XVII secolo

IV. La diffusione delle ceramiche ‘a stecca’ pisane

1. La diffusione in Toscana
1.1 Il caso ‘Pietrasanta’
1.2 Altri rinvenimenti all’interno della città di Pisa (scavi archeologici)
1.3 Rinvenimenti in località del contado pisano
1.4 Rinvenimenti in altre località della Toscana
1.5 Le produzioni pisane nel quadro delle ‘graffite a stecca’ toscane

2. La diffusione in altre regioni italiane
2.1 Lazio
2.2 Liguria
2.3 Sardegna

3. La diffusione in altre zone del Mediterraneo
3.1 Corsica
3.2 Francia meridionale

4. Confronti con altre produzioni ‘a stecca’ italiane

V. Conclusione


Tavole a colori

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Weight :0,78 kg
Dimensions:29x21x1,3 cm

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29, Ricerche di Archeologia Altomedievale e Medievale

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