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ABO POLYCHROME VARIANT - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
ABO POLYCHROME VARIANT
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
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 orange and blue dots or lobe-like elements.

Blue lobed pendants present on the marlie. In the center of the vessel is a human, animal, or floral motif outlined in black and filled in with dots or parallel lobe-like elements.

Vessel Forms:
PLATO
Comments:
Found in Mexico and Florida, Hale Smith called this variety "Abo Polychrome Type B." Examples found in Florida also have a brown-banded orange border.
Published Definitions:
Smith 1965