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Amsterdam. Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam. Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum owns approximately 7250 ceramic objects, subdivided into porcelain (more than 4600 pieces), majolica (app. 400), faience (app. 1750) and stoneware (app. 850). The difference between these types of earthenware has to do with the material they are made of, or manner of production. For instance, majolica is a type of earthenware covered with an opaque white lead glaze and then decorated on the outside with metal-oxide glazes, often in vivid colours. Faience earthenware is covered on both sides with a layer of tin glaze. Because of the constitution of its clay stoneware can be fired at a high temperature (1200C) without losing its shape. And porcelain, which is made of kaolin or porcelain clay, is fired at an even higher temperature.

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MarcViskens13-Jan-2015 19:02
very pretty captured José
Carol Rollins13-Jan-2015 12:44
Great capture of this fantastic display!
Kim13-Jan-2015 10:47
Nice composition Jose! V
laine13-Jan-2015 00:48
What beautiful porcelain pieces...I love how it's arranged
larose forest photos12-Jan-2015 22:54
Terrific shot of an image within an image. Lovely! V
Sam Rua12-Jan-2015 22:30
Nice comp, José.
Chris Spracklen12-Jan-2015 22:22
Excellent photo of this impressive exhibit, Jose. *V*
Graeme12-Jan-2015 21:34
Beautifully captured with excellent details, Jose.V
Brian with an Eye12-Jan-2015 21:31
Beautiful. Thanks for the background info, Jose.
Chris Morton12-Jan-2015 21:29
very nice, as is isolation from background
Helen Betts12-Jan-2015 21:14
What an interesting display, and great capture of it. The reflection is a great addition as well. V.
Martin Lamoon12-Jan-2015 20:40
Very unusual, a great capture Jose.
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