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GUANAJUATO POLYCHROME - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
GUANAJUATO POLYCHROME
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
MEXICO
Production Date Range:
1850-1900
Defining Attributes:
Hard, compact paste, buff to light orange or pink in color

Thick, off-white background enamel is most common, greenish-white enamel is rarely seen

Designs usually painted in orange, green, and purple, blue, brown, black, and yellow are also used

Motifs can be fine-lined or crude, usually floral motifs, bands, leaf and stem, or random splotches

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
CUP
PLATE
POCILLO
Comments:
Little has been published on this type. Cohen-Williams (1992) has proposed nine separate varieties of Guanajuato wares based on the decorative motifs and colors. At present time it is unknown whether they should be considered separate types or just variation within the overall identification as Guanajuato Polychrome.
Published Definitions:
Cohen-Williams 1992