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ICHTUCKNEE BLUE ON WHITE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
ICHTUCKNEE BLUE ON WHITE
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
SPAIN
Production Date Range:
1600-1650
Defining Attributes:
Thin, cream-colored, compact coarse earthenware paste with light sand tempering.

Chalky white background enamel, with a matte or slightly pebbled surface finish

Designs are painted in dark cobalt blue, which often has a speckled or spongy appearance

Design motifs are based on those of late Ming porcelain. Plate marlys are frequently divided into panels (cavettos) separated by vertical bands or wavy lines, and containing geometric and floral designs.

There is also usually a central medallion design, with motifs of birds, animals, and floral elements.

Cross-hatching is sometimes used to fill in empty areas and blue dashes occasionally appear on rims .

Overlapping arches appear on the exterior of some vessels.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
BRIMMED PLATO
Comments:
Ichtucknee Blue on White is thought to have been of Talaveran or Talaveran-inspired origin.
Published Definitions:
Goggin 1968: 148, Deagan 2002: 65; Fairbanks 1973