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GUATEMALA BLACK ON WHITE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
GUATEMALA BLACK ON WHITE
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
GUATEMALA
Production Date Range:
1580-20th century
Defining Attributes:
Hard, gritty paste, dark red in color

Off-white background enamel which varies from thick to nearly translucent

Black painted designs in the center of vessels. These are limited to symbols of convents or other organizations in those examples reported so far.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
Comments:
There is little published on specific types of Guatemalan majolicas. The major center is thought to have been at Santiago, Guatemala, and very little of this majolica was exported to other areas of the Spanish Americas.
Published Definitions:
Deagan 1987; Lister and Lister 1974; Luján Muñoz 1975