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LA TRAZA POLYCHROME - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
LA TRAZA POLYCHROME
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
MEXICO
Production Date Range:
1500-1600
Defining Attributes:
Paste usually ranges from buff to salmon/light-orange in color, but can be cream as well

Off-white background enamel, decorated with various shades of blue, yellow, and orange

Rims usually decorated in crude floral motif consisting of curved stems with leaves, primarily in blue with yellow and/or orange accents

Center of plates may have floral designs

Exterior of bowls usually have two to three blue bands

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
PLATE
Comments:
Lister and Lister (1982) believe that La Traza Polychrome was inspired by Sevillan majolicas, though others suggest Talaveran styles as a possible inspiration. It is possible that this type was produced only during the second half of the 16th century.
Published Definitions:
Lister and Lister 1978,1982:18-22