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GUATEMALA GREEN ON WHITE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
GUATEMALA GREEN 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.

Designs painted in bright green, consisting of bands, dots, geometric elements and highly stylized floral elements.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
PLATE
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