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FAENZA POLYCHROME, ISORIATO - TYPE INDEX


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

White background tin enamel is smooth, thick and even.

Polychrome designs are painted in strong, bright shades of yellow-orange cobalt blues, with occasional touches of green. Designs are precisely executed with great attention to detail.

Motifs are generally narrative pictorial scenes of biblical or mythological themes.

Reverse of vessels may be encircled by blue bands.

Vessel Forms:
PLATE
RING-FOOTED BOWL
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