Multi-technique investigation of archaeological pottery from Parma (Italy) (pages 1556–1561)
D. Bersani, P. P. Lottici, S. Virgenti, A. Sodo, G. Malvestuto, A. Botti, E. Salvioli-Mariani, M. Tribaudino, F. Ospitali and M. Catarsi
Article first published online: 6 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.2669
Pottery samples from a factory discovered in Parma (Italy), active from the 14th to the 17th century, are investigated. Micro-Raman spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy–energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) are used to study the glazes and the painting materials, while time-of-flight neutron diffraction and X-ray diffraction are applied to characterize the ceramic bodies. The firing temperatures of the glazes and ceramic bodies are estimated.