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GUADALUPE BLUE ON WHITE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
GUADALUPE BLUE ON WHITE
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Production Date Range:
1550-1600?
Defining Attributes:
Orange to brownish-orange paste with grit tempering

Dingy, off-white background enamel with blue designs on exterior

Design motif usually consists of random curves in blue

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
JAR
PLATE
PORRINGER
Comments:
Guadalupe Blue on white is part of the Valle Ware group common grade majolicas made in Mexico. Lister and Lister (1982) report that there are two examples of Guadalupe Blue on White in the Metropolitan Cathedral collection with other designs, one has a stylized pear-shaped palmette and the other having a coase copy of the Holy Monogram. The designs and execution on both pieces are crudely done.
Published Definitions:
Lister and Lister 1982