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CUENCA TILE-TYPE A - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
CUENCA TILE-TYPE A
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
SPAIN
Production Date Range:
1500-1575
Defining Attributes:
Paste is typically cream to buff in color although reddish paste has been noted.

Off-white background with impressed designs painted in blue, green, manganese, honey, or gold.

Geometric design motifs including linked polygons, chains, and eight-pointed stars.

Vessel Forms:
TILE
Comments:
These tiles typically measure 10.9 to 11.2 centimeters per side and from 2.5 to 3 centimeters in thickness. Moorish in inspiration and tradition, straight-lined geometric designs are the most common, however geometric designs using curves are known.
Published Definitions:
Hostos 1938, Gonzalez Marti 1952, Deagan 1987; Goggin 1968