Een nieuwe belangrijke vondst van majolica-bakafval in Harlingen (Fr.)
A new find of wasters from a maiolica workshop in Harlingen (province of Friesland). In 2008 a new deposit of wasters was excavated on the site of a known maiolica workshop. The finds dated from when production began, in the 16th or first half of the 17th century. The finds show that at that time mainly tableware and to a lesser extent cosmetic containers and tiles were produced. The focus was on homogeneous dish ware after Italian design; these were flat plates with slightly concave walls and outward-curving rims. The maiolica decorations are of a geometrical and floral nature. Popular ornaments include chessboards, grids and central rosettes or flowers. At the end of the 17th century, tile production grew more important. There are no indications of (early) delftware production.