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CUERDA SECA - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
CUERDA SECA
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
SPAIN
Production Date Range:
1490-1550
Defining Attributes:
Paste is soft, cream-colored and compact.

Geometric areas of colored tin enamel set apart by bands of unglazed pottery.

The enamel areas include green, melado, blue, white and brown colors.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
JAR
PLATO
Comments:
The enamel areas are separated by greased lines before firing. The greased areas burn away during firing, leaving the paste exposed. Cuerda Seca is clearly of the Moorish tradition.
Published Definitions:
Deagan 1987; Fairbanks 1973