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CAPARRA BLUE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
CAPARRA BLUE
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
SEVILLE, SPAIN
Production Date Range:
1492-1600
Defining Attributes:
Paste is chalky and ranges from cream to pinkish-orange in color.

The exterior surface is covered with solid blue tin-enamel ranging from light blue to dark gray-blue, and frequently has a specked or sponged appearance. The interior surface is covered with white or off-white tin enamel.

No designs have been reported on either surface.

Vessel Forms:
ALBARELO
Comments:
The only vessel form reported so far for Caparra Blue is the albarelo, or Spanish drug jar.
Published Definitions:
De Hostos 1938; Goggin 1968; Deagan 1987