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FAENZA POLYCHROME, COMPENDIARIO - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
FAENZA POLYCHROME, COMPENDIARIO
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
FAENZA, ITALY
Production Date Range:
1550-1600
Defining Attributes:
Light cream-colored coarse paste, vessel walls are thin and light.

White background tin enamel is smooth, thick and even.

Polychrome designs are lightly painted in orange, yellow, blue, manganese and black.

Designs are lightly drawn, isolated and unframed, leaving large expanses of white. They include small floral and scroll-like tendril elements, as well as occasional human figures and escutcheons.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
BRIMMED PLATO
PLATO
PORRINGER
Comments:
This is a decorated companion type to Faenza White, reported in the Americas only from the Mexico City Cathedral. "Compendiario", or "Summary", refers to the rapid, light sketchy style of decoration on this ware.
Published Definitions:
Liverani 1960: 76-77, Lister and Lister 1982: 77, Deagan 2002: 71