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ABO POLYCHROME - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
ABO POLYCHROME
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
"probably" PUEBLA, MEXICO
Production Date Range:
1650-1750
Defining Attributes:
Thin, cream to buff, compact coarse earthenware paste without visible temper.

Opaque, off-white, reflective background tin enamel.

Polychrome design in yellow, green, orange and blue. Yellow and orange paints usually have a matte finish, while green and blue are underglaze and reflective.

Motif is a generalized floral design, consisting of clusters of balloon-like elements and lobe- like elements accented in black. Human and animal figures sometimes occur in the center of plates.

Rims are encircled by an orange band with one brown/black line above and two below.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
PLATO
Comments:
Unlike the related Aranama Polychrome, there is a great deal of open white background space on Abó polychrome, and very little use of the geometric elements seen in Aranama Polychrome.
Published Definitions:
Deagan 1987; Goggin 1968