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COLUMBIA PLAIN - INDICE DEL TIPO


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Nombre Tipológico:
COLUMBIA PLAIN
Categoría Cerámica:
MAJOLICA
Lugar de Producción:
SPAIN
Fecha de Producción:
1490-1650
Definir Atributos:
Light cream to buff paste color, with a soft, chalky clay texture. Occasionally pink.

Off-white, cream, or grayish-white tin enamel, usually covering both sides of the vessel. The quality of the enamel varies widely among vessels, from thin, irregular and shiny, to thick, matte and smooth.

Appliquéd appendages sometimes occur on early examples, most often vertical I-shaped handles or everted, scalloped lugs.

Forma del Recipiente :
BOWL
CHAMBER POT
ESCUDILLA
INKWELL
JAR
PITCHER
PLATO
Comentarios:
Columbia Plain is part of the "Morisco" (Christianized Muslim) ceramic tradition of fifteenth century southwestern Spain, centered around Seville. It is the most frequently encountered majolica type on New World sites of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. It’s paste and background enamel characteristics are shared by all of the commonly-occurring decorated Morisco tradition majolica types found in the Americas, including Yayal B/W, Santo Domingo Blue on White, Isabela Polychrome, Santa Elena Mottled). Certain formal characteristics sometimes help distinguish between "early" (pre-1550) and "late" (post-1550) Columbia Plain, such as a raised "dimple" in the center of a concave base, and variously shaped appliqued appendages. Ring feet are more common after 1550, although not exclusive to that period.
Definiciones Publicadas:
Deagan 1987; Fairbanks 1973; Goggin 1968; Lister and Lister 1982, 1987, 1991; Boone 1984