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Sgraffito wares were produced by Islamic potters and was a technique widely used in the Middle East. Sgraffito as architectural adornment can be seen on the surfaces of German and Bohemian buildings dating from the Renaissance.
 
Sgraffito wares were produced by Islamic potters and was a technique widely used in the Middle East. Sgraffito as architectural adornment can be seen on the surfaces of German and Bohemian buildings dating from the Renaissance.
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==Bibliography==
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* Lamb, J. "'Scratching the surface': an introduction to sgraffito and its conservation in England." ''Journal of Architectural Conservation.'' Vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 43-58. Mar. 1999
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* Walker, Bethany Joelle.  "The Ceramic Correlates of Decline in the Mamluk Sultanate: An Analysis of Late Medieval Sgraffito Wares."  PhD dissertation U. of Toronto [Canada] 1998. 446 pp.  DAI 2000 60(10): 3562-A. DANQ41525 
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Sgraffito, (from the Italian sgraffire, or scratched, also written as Sgraffiti as plural) is a visual arts technique used in ceramics, pottery, painting and glass in which a top layer of surface colour is scratched away to reveal another colour underneath.

Sgraffito wares were produced by Islamic potters and was a technique widely used in the Middle East. Sgraffito as architectural adornment can be seen on the surfaces of German and Bohemian buildings dating from the Renaissance.

Bibliography

  • Lamb, J. "'Scratching the surface': an introduction to sgraffito and its conservation in England." Journal of Architectural Conservation. Vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 43-58. Mar. 1999
  • Walker, Bethany Joelle. "The Ceramic Correlates of Decline in the Mamluk Sultanate: An Analysis of Late Medieval Sgraffito Wares." PhD dissertation U. of Toronto [Canada] 1998. 446 pp. DAI 2000 60(10): 3562-A. DANQ41525

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